As a Mac user, I have a deep rooted disdain for all things Microsoft.
Ever since switching from a PC to a Mac years ago, I haven’t been the victim of lost data, blue screens and viruses.
It was quite a liberating experience.
However, I remain in the minority and often times get ridiculed by IT people for being part of the cult-like Apple family of users. But to each is own I guess.
One of the best things about using a Mac is not having the god-awful Internet Explorer web browser forced upon you. Granted, Windows users can choose to install Firefox, Chrome or any other browser they choose, but many don’t – or is that changing?
Recently Mashable published an article on their website claiming that IE is no longer the web’s dominant web browser. But is that fair to say?
According to netmarketshare.com, Safari leads the pack with 62% of MOBILE users while Internet Explorer lays claim to almost 53% of DESKTOP users.
So what browser is really king? I decided to look at some of my own sites to see what my visitors’ browser of choice is. The following graphs show browser usage for the month of September on six of my websites:
For the most part, my numbers fall pretty much in line with what netmarketshare.com is reporting.
Mashable may want to start playing Taps for Internet Explorer, but the browser still has some life left in it. How much longer will it hold its dominance on desktops? With the number two browser, Firefox, only commanding 22% of web traffic, I say IE will hold the throne for a while yet.
Of course I could be wrong. After all, I thought Ross Perot would be president.