[wp-hackers] 2-3 plugins

Jon Abad jonabad at gmail.com
Mon Nov 14 16:13:19 GMT 2005

80% browser share for IE is a commonly thrown about number based on some 
averages done by the large web stat firms.
Don't distract yourself with things like "On my site IE isn't #1" 
because your friends could all be on Macs and prefer Safari or be 
luddites and prefer Lynx. Who knows. Each site is different.

Enough opinion, let's throw out some stats:

Date reported, Market share, and reporting firm:
09-23-05      88.46%      WebSideStory
11-02-05      85.45%      OneStat
09-02-05      86.87%      NetApplications
10-11-05      85.09%      Janco Associates

 From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_Explorer#Usage_share

Finally, a word from that learned scholar Homer Simpson:

 *Kent: *Mr. Simpson, how do you respond to the charges that petty
       vandalism such as graffiti is down eighty percent, while heavy
       sack-beatings are up a shocking nine hundred percent?
*Homer: *Aw, people can come up with statistics to prove anything, Kent.
       Forfty percent of all people know that.
 *Kent: *I see. 

Jon Abad

Pete Prodoehl wrote:

> Amit Gupta wrote:
>> Now people might argue that these guys can simply use LiveBookmarks 
>> for FireFox or
>> Opera but there's no denying the fact that IE still has the major 
>> share (more than 80%
>> last I read). 
> No denying the fact? Where did you read it? On my site IE is not the 
> #1 browser used... and as for OS's, Windows is pretty much even with 
> the combined power of Mac OS X and various *nix distros... :)
> Pete
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