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Authored by: dhayton on Feb 10, '06 03:37:40AM

This is all very interesting, but I'd like to know what the most commonly/widely used browser is. Would the page-view statistics here at MacOS X Hints reflect Safari's apparent dominance.

Just wondering.

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Authored by: tirerim on Feb 13, '06 09:34:05PM

Don't know about macosxhints, but at the site where I work Safari is about six times as popular as Firefox among Mac users. Interestingly, though, IE is used about 80% as much as Firefox, which is a huge contrast to the poll results here, where it's only a tiny percentage. I suspect this is because macosxhints readers self-select against IE users, being more Apple-committed, more anti-Microsoft, and more power-user-ish (and also, perhaps, less likely to accept IE's flaws).



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Authored by: pub3abn on Feb 14, '06 06:43:00AM

Another factor is that browsers sometimes identify themselves as another kind of browser, either by default or because the user has changed the browser's self-identity for compatibility reasons.



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