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10-01-2011, 11:29 AM #1
Safari's Desktop Browser Share Hits 5% for the First Time
Safari is Apple's renowned native desktop and mobile browser. Safari comes pre-installed on all Macs and iDevices right out of the box.
For the month of September, NetMarketShare reports that Safari has reached 5% browser share on all of the world's desktop and laptop computers for the first time in history. Microsoft's Internet Explorer still comes in first at 54%, Mozilla Firefox at 22%, Google Chrome at 16%, and Opera at almost 2%. The pie graph can be seen below:
It could be that some users are enjoying the new features that Safari has gained in Mac OS X Lion; full screen browsing, reader mode, multitouch controls, and a zippier load speed. Although full-screen-enabled apps in Mac OS X Lion is only feature-friendly with a small number of Mac Apps, chpwn saw this weakness as a way to improve on Mac OS by creating a small hack that allows all Cocoa-based apps to run in full screen called Maximizer. It requires SIMBL, but it can enable full screen on Firefox, Opera, and Chrome in the same native way that it works with Safari.
When it comes to mobile browsing, Apple's Safari is the king of the hill racking in at almost 56%. Mobile browsing of course being iPod Touch, iPhone, iPad. With the amazing sales numbers Apple has been seeing in iDevices, this should be no surprise to anyone but, jaw-dropping nonetheless.
On a side-note: Macintosh market share is now almost 14% in the US, 6.5% worldwide. iOS is almost 55% worldwide.
What browser do you use? What operating system? Share in the comments below!
Sources: Apple, chpwn, NetMarketShare
10-01-2011, 12:19 PM #2
Windows xp machine: ie7 (work related restrictions)
Mac laptop: chrome
iPad: skyfire for iPad
Untill the work area can convert to Mac, IE will live...
10-01-2011, 12:27 PM #3
IE7 is actually decent nowadays. What I cannot understand is how it held on for so long. The past handful of releases were utter crap. I don't have anything against Safari, except that it isn't chrome or firefox!
10-01-2011, 01:12 PM #4
I'm quite looking forward to that new silk. Using cloud seems a great idea. It talks alot of talk that's for sure. I doubt they will ever offer it for desktops though and I doubt I'll get that fire or whatever.
10-01-2011, 01:18 PM #5
Windows 7, xp sp3, chrome, firefox
10-01-2011, 02:03 PM #6
I am using Safari almost exclusively since Lion uses gestures and the others don't yet. I do use Firefox for some task such as moderating since I can install add-ons to check links. I sure wish Safari would allow the use of custom add-ons like FF.
10-01-2011, 02:06 PM #7
I use Mac OS X and use Chrome.For iPhone I use Safari.
10-01-2011, 02:58 PM #8
10.1" netbook that uses Windows 7: Chrome
Mac Mini: Firefox
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10-01-2011, 04:26 PM #12
I dont understand why people use internet explorer. ITS SO SLOW! Especially IE9 its killing me! I think Chrome is the best, its far more lightweight than Firefox or IE.
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10-01-2011, 04:34 PM #13
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10-01-2011, 08:20 PM #15
never used ie for years... on win 7 i use chrome n firefox. mac os x use safari n firefox. ubuntu use safari n firefox. iphone mobile safari n opera
Last edited by wii1i; 10-01-2011 at 08:39 PM.
10-01-2011, 08:42 PM #16
Personally I like to use Safari on Mac OS and Firefox on Windows.
10-02-2011, 12:09 AM #17
10-02-2011, 10:13 AM #18
Internet Explorer is the best browser to download another browser to make your default.