Thursday, February 22, 2007

Firefox Loses and Safari Gains Browser Share

According Aliso Viejo, California-based Net Applications’ January 2007 report, Mozilla Firefox has lost browser market share (from 14% to 13.7%) while Apple’s Safari has grown in browser usage (from 4.2% to 4.7%). For Firefox, this is the first dip since May 2006. "It appears to be a real dip," not a statistical anomaly, said Vincent Vizzaccaro, Net Applications' executive vice president of marketing and strategic relationships. Partly based on the open-source Konqueror, Safari previously held 3.1% of the browser market – its growth could indicate a slow but steady increase in Macintosh sales.Microsoft's Internet Explorer accounted for 79.8% of the browser market in January.

source: PC World