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The usage share
Usage share
Usage share refers to the relative market adoption of various products, for example:*Web browsers*BitTorrent clients*Operating systems*Web search engines*Instant messaging clients-See also:*Market share*Market value*Market power...

of a web browser
Web browser
A web browser is a software application for retrieving, presenting, and traversing information resources on the World Wide Web. An information resource is identified by a Uniform Resource Identifier and may be a web page, image, video, or other piece of content...

is the proportion, often expressed as a percentage, of users of all web browsers who use that particular browser. This figure can only be estimated
Estimation
Estimation is the calculated approximation of a result which is usable even if input data may be incomplete or uncertain.In statistics,*estimation theory and estimator, for topics involving inferences about probability distributions...

, typically by determining the proportion of visitors to a group of website
Website
A website, also written as Web site, web site, or simply site, is a collection of related web pages containing images, videos or other digital assets. A website is hosted on at least one web server, accessible via a network such as the Internet or a private local area network through an Internet...

s that use a particular web browser. Browser usage share varies from place to place as well as through time.

Accuracy



Measuring browser usage in the number of requests (page hits) made by each user agent
User agent
In computing, a user agent is a client application implementing a network protocol used in communications within a client–server distributed computing system...

 can be misleading.

Overestimation


Not all requests are generated by a user, as a user agent can make requests at regular time intervals without user input. In this case, the user's activity might be overestimated. Some examples:
  • Certain anti-virus products fake their user-agent to appear to be popular browsers. This is done to trick attack sites that might display clean content to the scanner, but not to the browser. The Register
    The Register
    The Register is a British technology news and opinion website. It was founded by John Lettice, Mike Magee and Ross Alderson in 1994 as a newsletter called "Chip Connection", initially as an email service...

     reported in June 2008 that traffic from AVG Linkscanner, using an IE6
    Internet Explorer 6
    Internet Explorer 6 is the sixth major revision of Internet Explorer, a web browser developed by Microsoft for Windows operating systems...

     user-agent, outstripped human link clicks by nearly 10 to 1.
  • A user who revisits a site shortly after changing or upgrading browsers may be double-counted under some methods; overall numbers at the time of a new version's release may be skewed.

Underestimation


It is also possible to underestimate the usage share by using the number of requests, for example:
  • Opera and Gecko-based browsers since Firefox 1.5 use fast Document Object Model
    Document Object Model
    The Document Object Model is a cross-platform and language-independent convention for representing and interacting with objects in HTML, XHTML and XML documents. Aspects of the DOM may be addressed and manipulated within the syntax of the programming language in use...

     (DOM) caching. JavaScript is only executed on pageload from net or disk cache, but not if it is loaded from DOM cache. This can have an impact on JavaScript-based tracking of browser statistics.
  • While most browsers
    Web browser
    A web browser is a software application for retrieving, presenting, and traversing information resources on the World Wide Web. An information resource is identified by a Uniform Resource Identifier and may be a web page, image, video, or other piece of content...

     generate additional page hits by refreshing web pages when user navigates back through page history, some browsers (such as Opera
    Opera (web browser)
    Opera is a web browser and Internet suite developed by Opera Software with over 200 million users worldwide. The browser handles common Internet-related tasks such as displaying web sites, sending and receiving e-mail messages, managing contacts, chatting on IRC, downloading files via BitTorrent,...

    ) reuse cached content without resending requests to the server.
  • Generally, the more faithfully a browser implements HTTP's cache specifications, the more it will be under-reported relative to browsers that implement those specifications poorly.
  • Some ISPs, mainly mobile network operator
    Mobile network operator
    A mobile network operator , also known as mobile phone operator , carrier service provider , wireless service provider, wireless carrier, or cellular company, or mobile network carrier is a telephone company that provides services for mobile phone subscribers.One essential...

    s, have begun stripping the user agent strings.

Regional variations



Web browser usage statistics vary significantly in different geographic regions across the globe.
In China, Internet Explorer dominates usage; in Germany, Firefox is the most used browser; in Belarus, Opera is the most popular; whereas Chrome is browser of choice in South America.

Differences in measuring


Net Applications and W3Counter use unique visitors to measure web usage. This has the effect that power users visiting a site ten times will only by counted once but ten times by stats companies that measure page hits. Net Applications also weights its data by geographical location based on CIA factbook of internet users.

Summary table


The following tables summarize the usage share of browsers for the indicated month.
Usage share of browsers for September 2011
Source Internet
Explorer
Internet Explorer
Windows Internet Explorer is a series of graphical web browsers developed by Microsoft and included as part of the Microsoft Windows line of operating systems, starting in 1995. It was first released as part of the add-on package Plus! for Windows 95 that year...

Firefox Chrome
Google Chrome
Google Chrome is a web browser developed by Google that uses the WebKit layout engine. It was first released as a beta version for Microsoft Windows on September 2, 2008, and the public stable release was on December 11, 2008. The name is derived from the graphical user interface frame, or...

Safari
Safari (web browser)
Safari is a web browser developed by Apple Inc. and included with the Mac OS X and iOS operating systems. First released as a public beta on January 7, 2003 on the company's Mac OS X operating system, it became Apple's default browser beginning with Mac OS X v10.3 "Panther". Safari is also the...

Opera
Opera (web browser)
Opera is a web browser and Internet suite developed by Opera Software with over 200 million users worldwide. The browser handles common Internet-related tasks such as displaying web sites, sending and receiving e-mail messages, managing contacts, chatting on IRC, downloading files via BitTorrent,...


Mobile 
Net Applications 50.9% 21.1% 15.2% 8.0% 2.7% 6.0%
Statcounter 38.9% 25.0% 22.0% 6.6% 3.1% 6.7%
W3Counter 35.1% 26.1% 20.9% 6.0% 2.4%
Wikimedia 35.5% 23.8% 19.3% 11.0% 4.8% 9.2%
Clicky 41.3% 26.3% 21.8% 9.3% 1.3%
Median
Median
In probability theory and statistics, a median is described as the numerical value separating the higher half of a sample, a population, or a probability distribution, from the lower half. The median of a finite list of numbers can be found by arranging all the observations from lowest value to...

38.9% 25.0% 20.9% 8.0% 2.7% 6.7%

Usage share of browsers for August 2011
Source Internet
Explorer
Internet Explorer
Windows Internet Explorer is a series of graphical web browsers developed by Microsoft and included as part of the Microsoft Windows line of operating systems, starting in 1995. It was first released as part of the add-on package Plus! for Windows 95 that year...

Firefox Chrome
Google Chrome
Google Chrome is a web browser developed by Google that uses the WebKit layout engine. It was first released as a beta version for Microsoft Windows on September 2, 2008, and the public stable release was on December 11, 2008. The name is derived from the graphical user interface frame, or...

Safari
Safari (web browser)
Safari is a web browser developed by Apple Inc. and included with the Mac OS X and iOS operating systems. First released as a public beta on January 7, 2003 on the company's Mac OS X operating system, it became Apple's default browser beginning with Mac OS X v10.3 "Panther". Safari is also the...

Opera
Opera (web browser)
Opera is a web browser and Internet suite developed by Opera Software with over 200 million users worldwide. The browser handles common Internet-related tasks such as displaying web sites, sending and receiving e-mail messages, managing contacts, chatting on IRC, downloading files via BitTorrent,...


Mobile 
Net Applications 51.8% 21.1% 14.5% 7.7% 2.9% 6.4%
Statcounter 38.9% 25.5% 21.5% 6.2% 3.1% 7.1%
W3Counter 35.4% 26.7% 20.2% 6.2% 2.3%
Wikimedia 36.3% 24.1% 18.2% 10.7% 4.4% 9.6%
Clicky 41.9% 26.9% 20.9% 9.0% 1.2%
Median
Median
In probability theory and statistics, a median is described as the numerical value separating the higher half of a sample, a population, or a probability distribution, from the lower half. The median of a finite list of numbers can be found by arranging all the observations from lowest value to...

38.9% 25.5% 20.2% 7.7% 2.9% 7.1%

Usage share of browsers for July 2011
Source Internet
Explorer
Internet Explorer
Windows Internet Explorer is a series of graphical web browsers developed by Microsoft and included as part of the Microsoft Windows line of operating systems, starting in 1995. It was first released as part of the add-on package Plus! for Windows 95 that year...

Firefox Chrome
Google Chrome
Google Chrome is a web browser developed by Google that uses the WebKit layout engine. It was first released as a beta version for Microsoft Windows on September 2, 2008, and the public stable release was on December 11, 2008. The name is derived from the graphical user interface frame, or...

Safari
Safari (web browser)
Safari is a web browser developed by Apple Inc. and included with the Mac OS X and iOS operating systems. First released as a public beta on January 7, 2003 on the company's Mac OS X operating system, it became Apple's default browser beginning with Mac OS X v10.3 "Panther". Safari is also the...

Opera
Opera (web browser)
Opera is a web browser and Internet suite developed by Opera Software with over 200 million users worldwide. The browser handles common Internet-related tasks such as displaying web sites, sending and receiving e-mail messages, managing contacts, chatting on IRC, downloading files via BitTorrent,...


Mobile 
Net Applications 52.7% 21.5% 13.5% 8.1% 2.9% 5.5%
StatCounter 42.5% 28.0% 22.1% 5.2% 1.7% 7.0%
W3Counter 35.6% 27.7% 19.6% 6.4% 2.3%
Wikimedia 36.8% 25.0% 16.8% 10.8% 4.2% 9.8%
Clicky 42.1% 27.4% 20.3% 9.1% 1.2%
Median
Median
In probability theory and statistics, a median is described as the numerical value separating the higher half of a sample, a population, or a probability distribution, from the lower half. The median of a finite list of numbers can be found by arranging all the observations from lowest value to...

42.1% 27.4% 19.6% 8.1% 2.3% 7.0%

StatCounter (July 2008 to present)


StatCounter
StatCounter
StatCounter is a web traffic analysis tool. Access to basic services is free and advanced services can cost between $9 and $119 a month. The company is based in Dublin. The statistics from StatCounter are used to compute web usage share for example....

 statistics are directly derived from hits (not unique visitors) from 3 million sites using StatCounter totaling more than 15 billion hits per month. No artificial weightings are used.

Note about how numbers are reported:

StatCounter reports desktop and mobile browser share separately, we report them together. For consistency, each desktop browser share has been reduced by multiplying it by the current overall desktop share versus mobile. Similarly, mobile browser shares have each been multiplied by the overall mobile percentage. This avoids having greater than 100% usage share when combining mobile and desktop.
Global desktop and mobile stats combined from StatCounter (Top 5 browsers)
Date
Internet
Explorer
Internet Explorer
Windows Internet Explorer is a series of graphical web browsers developed by Microsoft and included as part of the Microsoft Windows line of operating systems, starting in 1995. It was first released as part of the add-on package Plus! for Windows 95 that year...

 
Chrome
Google Chrome
Google Chrome is a web browser developed by Google that uses the WebKit layout engine. It was first released as a beta version for Microsoft Windows on September 2, 2008, and the public stable release was on December 11, 2008. The name is derived from the graphical user interface frame, or...

Firefox Safari
Safari (web browser)
Safari is a web browser developed by Apple Inc. and included with the Mac OS X and iOS operating systems. First released as a public beta on January 7, 2003 on the company's Mac OS X operating system, it became Apple's default browser beginning with Mac OS X v10.3 "Panther". Safari is also the...

Opera
Opera (web browser)
Opera is a web browser and Internet suite developed by Opera Software with over 200 million users worldwide. The browser handles common Internet-related tasks such as displaying web sites, sending and receiving e-mail messages, managing contacts, chatting on IRC, downloading files via BitTorrent,...

Android Mobile
Total
Desktop Mobile Total Desktop Mobile Total
November 2011 40.68% 25.49% 25.25% 6.8%
October 2011 37.55% 23.36% 24.66% 5.54% 1.53% 7.09% 1.69% 1.41% 3.10% 1.37% 6.55%
September 2011 38.85% 22.02% 24.98% 5.22% 1.42% 6.64% 1.55% 1.51% 3.06% 1.34% 6.74%
August 2011 38.91% 21.51% 25.53% 4.82% 1.37% 6.19% 1.55% 1.54% 3.09% 1.40% 7.12%
July 2011 39.47% 20.59% 25.99% 4.81% 1.40% 6.21% 1.54% 1.54% 3.08% 1.28% 7.02%
June 2011 40.73% 19.30% 26.49% 4.74% 1.63% 6.53%


Global desktop stats from StatCounter (Top 5 browsers)
Date
Internet
Explorer
Internet Explorer
Windows Internet Explorer is a series of graphical web browsers developed by Microsoft and included as part of the Microsoft Windows line of operating systems, starting in 1995. It was first released as part of the add-on package Plus! for Windows 95 that year...


Chrome
Google Chrome
Google Chrome is a web browser developed by Google that uses the WebKit layout engine. It was first released as a beta version for Microsoft Windows on September 2, 2008, and the public stable release was on December 11, 2008. The name is derived from the graphical user interface frame, or...



Firefox

Safari
Safari (web browser)
Safari is a web browser developed by Apple Inc. and included with the Mac OS X and iOS operating systems. First released as a public beta on January 7, 2003 on the company's Mac OS X operating system, it became Apple's default browser beginning with Mac OS X v10.3 "Panther". Safari is also the...



Opera
Opera (web browser)
Opera is a web browser and Internet suite developed by Opera Software with over 200 million users worldwide. The browser handles common Internet-related tasks such as displaying web sites, sending and receiving e-mail messages, managing contacts, chatting on IRC, downloading files via BitTorrent,...



Mobile

November 2011 40.68% 25.49% 25.25% 5.92% 1.8% 6.8%
October 2011 40.18% 25.00% 26.39% 5.93% 1.81% 6.55%
September 2011 41.66% 23.61% 26.79% 5.60% 1.72% 6.74%
August 2011 41.89% 23.16% 27.49% 5.19% 1.67% 7.12%
July 2011 42.45% 22.14% 27.95% 5.17% 1.66% 7.02%
June 2011 43.58% 20.65% 28.34% 5.07% 1.74% 6.53%
May 2011 43.87% 19.36% 29.29% 5.01% 1.84% 5.75%
April 2011 44.52% 18.29% 29.67% 5.04% 1.91% 5.21%
March 2011 45.11% 17.37% 29.98% 5.02% 1.97% 4.70%
February 2011 45.44% 16.54% 30.37% 5.08% 2.00% 4.45%
January 2011 46.00% 15.68% 30.68% 5.09% 2.00% 4.30%
December 2010 46.94% 14.85% 30.76% 4.79% 2.07% 4.10%
November 2010 48.16% 13.35% 31.17% 4.70% 2.01% 4.02%
October 2010 49.21% 12.39% 31.24% 4.56% 2.00% 3.81%
September 2010 49.87% 11.54% 31.50% 4.42% 2.03% 3.50%
August 2010 51.34% 10.76% 31.09% 4.23% 1.88% 3.21%
July 2010 52.68% 9.88% 30.69% 4.09% 1.91% 2.86%
June 2010 52.86% 9.24% 31.15% 4.07% 1.91% 2.57%
May 2010 52.77% 8.61% 31.64% 4.14% 1.96% 2.32%
April 2010 53.26% 8.06% 31.74% 4.23% 1.82% 2.18%
March 2010 54.44% 7.29% 31.27% 4.16% 1.97% 1.96%
February 2010 54.50% 6.72% 31.82% 4.08% 1.97% 1.72%
January 2010 55.25% 6.04% 31.64% 3.76% 2.00% 1.56%
December 2009 55.72% 5.45% 31.97% 3.48% 2.06% 1.28%
November 2009 56.57% 4.66% 32.21% 3.67% 2.02% 1.21%
October 2009 57.96% 4.17% 31.82% 3.47% 1.88% 1.15%
September 2009 58.37% 3.69% 31.34% 3.28% 2.62% 1.12%
August 2009 58.69% 3.38% 31.28% 3.25% 2.67% 1.12%
July 2009 60.11% 3.01% 30.50% 3.02% 2.64% 1.05%
June 2009 59.49% 2.80% 30.26% 2.91% 3.46% 0.94%
May 2009 62.09% 2.42% 28.75% 2.65% 3.23% 0.86%
April 2009 61.88% 2.07% 29.67% 2.75% 2.96% 0.86%
March 2009 62.52% 1.73% 29.40% 2.73% 2.94% 0.80%
February 2009 64.43% 1.52% 27.85% 2.59% 2.95% 0.69%
January 2009 65.41% 1.38% 27.03% 2.57% 2.92% 0.67%
December 2008 67.84% 1.21% 25.23% 2.41% 2.83% 0.60%
November 2008 68.14% 0.93% 25.27% 2.49% 3.01%
October 2008 67.68% 1.02% 25.54% 2.91% 2.69%
September 2008 67.16% 1.03% 25.77% 3.00% 2.86%
August 2008 68.91% 26.08% 2.99% 1.83%
July 2008 68.57% 26.14% 3.30% 1.78%

StatCounter Mobile

Mobile browser stats from StatCounter
Date
Opera Mini
Opera Mini
Opera Mini is a web browser designed primarily for mobile phones, smartphones and personal digital assistants. Until version 4 it used the Java ME platform, requiring the mobile device to run Java ME applications. From version 5 it is also available as a native application for Android, iOS, Symbian...

Android Safari
Safari
A safari is an overland journey, usually a trip by tourists to Africa. Traditionally, the term is used for a big-game hunt, but today the term often refers to a trip taken not for the purposes of hunting, but to observe and photograph animals and other wildlife.-Etymology:Entering the English...

Nokia browser Black
Berry
BlackBerry
BlackBerry is a line of mobile email and smartphone devices developed and designed by Canadian company Research In Motion since 1999.BlackBerry devices are smartphones, designed to function as personal digital assistants, portable media players, internet browsers, gaming devices, and much more...

UC Browser Other
iPhone
IPhone
The iPhone is a line of Internet and multimedia-enabled smartphones marketed by Apple Inc. The first iPhone was unveiled by Steve Jobs, then CEO of Apple, on January 9, 2007, and released on June 29, 2007...

iPod Touch
IPod Touch
The iPod Touch is a portable media player, personal digital assistant, handheld game console, and Wi-Fi mobile device designed and marketed by Apple Inc. The iPod Touch adds the multi-touch graphical user interface to the iPod line...

Total
2011-10 21.52% 20.88% 18.78% 4.58% 23.36% 12.40% 9.26% 4.70% 7.88%
2011-09 22.45% 19.90% 16.75% 4.35% 20.10% 16.01% 10.51% 0.97% 9.06%
2011-08 21.61% 19.72% 14.91% 4.40% 19.31% 16.99% 11.64% 10.77%
2011-07 22.07% 18.17% 15.10% 4.85% 19.95% 17.10% 12.30% 10.41%

Mobile browser stats from StatCounter
Date
Opera Mini
Opera Mini
Opera Mini is a web browser designed primarily for mobile phones, smartphones and personal digital assistants. Until version 4 it used the Java ME platform, requiring the mobile device to run Java ME applications. From version 5 it is also available as a native application for Android, iOS, Symbian...

Android iPhone
IPhone
The iPhone is a line of Internet and multimedia-enabled smartphones marketed by Apple Inc. The first iPhone was unveiled by Steve Jobs, then CEO of Apple, on January 9, 2007, and released on June 29, 2007...

Nokia browser Black
Berry
BlackBerry
BlackBerry is a line of mobile email and smartphone devices developed and designed by Canadian company Research In Motion since 1999.BlackBerry devices are smartphones, designed to function as personal digital assistants, portable media players, internet browsers, gaming devices, and much more...

Other
2011-10 21.52% 20.88% 18.78% 12.40% 9.26% 17.16%
2011-09 22.45% 19.90% 16.75% 16.01% 10.51% 14.38%
2011-08 21.61% 19.72% 14.91% 16.99% 11.64% 15.17%
2011-07 22.07% 18.17% 15.10% 17.10% 12.30% 15.26%
2011-06 22.81% 17.25% 15.25% 17.66% 11.98% 15.08%
2011-05 21.81% 17.01% 16.71% 16.50% 12.76% 15.23%
2011-04 21.90% 15.49% 17.43% 16.32% 13.37% 15.50%
2011-03 21.03% 15.27% 18.18% 15.95% 13.93% 15.64%
2011-02 21.15% 14.70% 18.08% 15.77% 14.35% 15.95%
2011-01 21.04% 14.19% 18.17% 15.52% 14.85% 16.24%
2010-12 20.11% 13.23% 17.50% 15.68% 17.87% 15.61%
2010-11 21.85% 11.27% 16.55% 16.65% 19.05% 14.63%
2010-10 24.53% 10.33% 16.82% 16.44% 17.96% 13.92%
2010-09 24.82% 9.48% 16.90% 16.77% 17.66% 14.38%
2010-08 23.52% 8.95% 18.20% 16.30% 16.70% 16.32%
2010-07 23.55% 8.32% 17.93% 16.50% 16.19% 17.51%
2010-06 25.89% 6.84% 18.05% 15.98% 14.68% 18.56%
2010-05 26.68% 6.30% 19.97% 14.69% 13.78% 18.59%
2010-04 26.14% 6.18% 20.18% 15.52% 13.67% 18.31%
2010-03 26.10% 5.84% 20.56% 16.45% 12.31% 18.73%
2010-02 25.00% 5.35% 22.51% 16.99% 10.67% 19.47%
2010-01 25.53% 4.54% 21.52% 18.53% 9.85% 20.02%
2009-12 26.39% 4.06% 21.89% 18.98% 9.27% 19.38%
2009-11 26.57% 3.31% 22.14% 19.32% 9.37% 19.27%
2009-10 26.92% 2.56% 21.22% 20.84% 8.79% 19.67%
2009-09 26.49% 2.32% 21.58% 20.43% 8.53% 20.64%
2009-08 25.47% 2.28% 22.76% 18.68% 8.45% 22.37%
2009-07 24.90% 2.21% 22.27% 18.71% 8.45% 23.46%
2009-06 25.79% 0.13% 21.95% 18.49% 7.92% 25.73%
2009-05 24.64% 1.86% 22.37% 17.90% 6.92% 26.31%
2009-04 21.08% 2.02% 24.31% 16.77% 6.39% 29.44%
2009-03 21.45% 2.18% 24.22% 17.95% 5.97% 28.23%
2009-02 23.15% 2.06% 23.26% 18.25% 5.57% 27.71%
2009-01 24.69% 1.92% 23.06% 17.78% 4.91% 27.63%
2008-12 26.51% 1.70% 21.68% 17.96% 4.71% 27.43%

Clicky (Late September 2009 to present)

Global usage share data from GetClicky.com
Period
Internet
Explorer
Internet Explorer
Windows Internet Explorer is a series of graphical web browsers developed by Microsoft and included as part of the Microsoft Windows line of operating systems, starting in 1995. It was first released as part of the add-on package Plus! for Windows 95 that year...


Firefox

Chrome

Safari
Safari (web browser)
Safari is a web browser developed by Apple Inc. and included with the Mac OS X and iOS operating systems. First released as a public beta on January 7, 2003 on the company's Mac OS X operating system, it became Apple's default browser beginning with Mac OS X v10.3 "Panther". Safari is also the...



Opera
Opera (web browser)
Opera is a web browser and Internet suite developed by Opera Software with over 200 million users worldwide. The browser handles common Internet-related tasks such as displaying web sites, sending and receiving e-mail messages, managing contacts, chatting on IRC, downloading files via BitTorrent,...



Mozilla
Mozilla Application Suite
The Mozilla Application Suite is a cross-platform integrated Internet suite. Its development was initiated by Netscape Communications Corporation, before their acquisition by AOL. It is based on the source code of Netscape Communicator...



November 2011 40.4% 25.1% 23.8% 9.3% 1.2% 0.1%
October 2011 40.6% 25.6% 23.0% 9.5% 1.3% 0.1%
September 2011 41.3% 26.3% 21.8% 9.3% 1.3% 0.1%
August 2011 41.91% 26.91% 20.88% 9.01% 1.22% 0.07%
July 2011 42.06% 27.35% 20.25% 9.07% 1.20% 0.08%
June 2011 42.98% 27.48% 19.22% 9.05% 1.18% 0.09%
May 2011 43.45% 27.87% 18.36% 9.04% 1.18% 0.10%
April 2011 44.21% 28.08% 17.21% 9.17% 1.22% 0.11%
March 2011 44.91% 28.26% 16.30% 9.18% 1.24% 0.12%
February 2011 44.99% 28.61% 16.03% 8.92% 1.32% 0.12%
January 2011 46.00% 28.74% 15.25% 8.62% 1.27% 0.12%
December 2010 47.31% 28.75% 14.13% 8.32% 1.34% 0.13%
November 2010 47.74% 28.89% 13.03% 8.97% 1.22% 0.13%
October 2010 47.74% 29.67% 12.69% 8.46% 1.26% 0.16%
September 2010 48.37% 29.95% 11.82% 8.43% 1.24% 0.17%
August 2010 48.23% 30.82% 11.22% 8.24% 1.31% 0.16%
July 2010 49.26% 30.88% 10.53% 7.87% 1.26% 0.18%
June 2010 49.44% 31.16% 10.30% 7.64% 1.25% 0.20%
May 2010 49.03% 32.12% 9.53% 7.73% 1.34% 0.24%
April 2010 48.90% 32.73% 8.94% 7.81% 1.39% 0.22%
March 2010 49.91% 32.37% 8.20% 7.89% 1.40% 0.21%
February 2010 49.92% 32.80% 7.54% 8.09% 1.41% 0.23%
January 2010 50.71% 32.89% 6.85% 7.79% 1.51% 0.23%
December 2009 50.87% 33.40% 6.17% 7.70% 1.58% 0.25%
November 2009 52.21% 32.97% 5.15% 7.80% 1.55% 0.31%
October 2009 53.10% 32.71% 4.66% 7.68% 1.45% 0.37%
September 2009 54.58% 31.96% 4.25% 7.44% 1.34% 0.41%

W3Counter (May 2007 to present)


This site counts the last 15,000 page views from each of approximately 50,000 websites.
This limits the influence of sites with more than 15,000 monthly visitors on the usage statistics.
W3Counter is not affiliated with the W3C.
Global Web Stats from W3Counter
Date Internet Explorer
Internet Explorer
Windows Internet Explorer is a series of graphical web browsers developed by Microsoft and included as part of the Microsoft Windows line of operating systems, starting in 1995. It was first released as part of the add-on package Plus! for Windows 95 that year...

Firefox Chrome Safari
Safari (web browser)
Safari is a web browser developed by Apple Inc. and included with the Mac OS X and iOS operating systems. First released as a public beta on January 7, 2003 on the company's Mac OS X operating system, it became Apple's default browser beginning with Mac OS X v10.3 "Panther". Safari is also the...

Opera
Opera (web browser)
Opera is a web browser and Internet suite developed by Opera Software with over 200 million users worldwide. The browser handles common Internet-related tasks such as displaying web sites, sending and receiving e-mail messages, managing contacts, chatting on IRC, downloading files via BitTorrent,...

Other Mozilla
Mozilla Application Suite
The Mozilla Application Suite is a cross-platform integrated Internet suite. Its development was initiated by Netscape Communications Corporation, before their acquisition by AOL. It is based on the source code of Netscape Communicator...

October 2011 34.3% 26.2% 22.2% 6.4% 2.4%
September 2011 35.1% 26.1% 20.9% 6.0% 2.4%
August 2011 35.4% 26.7% 20.2% 6.2% 2.3%
July 2011 35.6% 27.7% 19.6% 6.4% 2.3%
June 2011 36.3% 28.2% 18.7% 6.3% 2.5%
May 2011 37.7% 28.3% 16.8% 6.4% 2.2%
April 2011 37.8% 29.5% 15.7% 6.2% 1.3%
March 2011 39.3% 30.1% 15.6% 6.0% 2.0%
February 2011 40.2% 30.5% 15.2% 6.0% 2.0%
January 2011 40.0% 31.1% 14.2% 5.9% 2.0%
December 2010 41.3% 30.3% 13.5% 5.9% 2.0%
November 2010 40.1% 30.2% 12.4% 5.7% 1.9%
October 2010 41.6% 29.9% 11.9% 5.5% 1.9%
September 2010 43.3% 30.4% 11.4% 5.5% 1.6%
August 2010 43.2% 31.2% 10.7% 4.2% 1.4%
July 2010 44.4% 31.4% 9.8% 1.9% 2.1%
June 2010 45.5% 31.8% 9.2% 3.5% 2.1%
May 2010 45.7% 32.2% 8.4% 5.3% 2.0%
April 2010 46.9% 31.6% 8.0% 5.4% 2.1%
March 2010 47.9% 32.3% 7.4% 5.5% 2.1%
February 2010 48.7% 32.1% 6.8% 5.6% 2.1%
January 2010 49.7% 32.3% 6.3% 5.4% 2.1%
December 31, 2009 50.3% 32.3% 5.5% 5.1% 2.1%
November 30, 2009 51.2% 32.0% 4.7% 5.2% 1.2%
October 31, 2009 51.3% 32.1% 4.2% 5.1% 2.0%
September 30, 2009 51.8% 31.9% 3.7% 5.0% 2.0%
August 31, 2009 52.4% 32.1% 3.6% 4.9% 1.9%
July 31, 2009 53.1% 31.7% 3.3% 4.6% 1.8% 1.1%
June 30, 2009 57.1% 31.6% 3.2% 2.0% 1.0%
May 31, 2009 57.5% 31.4% 3.1% 2.0% 1.0%
April 30, 2009 57.6% 31.6% 2.9% 2.0% 1.0%
March 31, 2009 57.8% 31.5% 2.8% 2.0% 1.1%
February 28, 2009 58.1% 31.3% 2.7% 2.0% 1.1%
January 31, 2009 58.4% 31.1% 2.7% 2.0% 1.1%
December 31, 2008 58.6% 31.1% 2.9% 2.1% 1.1%
November 30, 2008 59.0% 30.8% 3.0% 2.0% 1.0%
October 31, 2008 59.4% 30.6% 3.0% 2.0% 1.0%
September 30, 2008 57.3% 32.5% 2.7% 2.0% 1.0%
August 31, 2008 58.7% 31.4% 2.4% 2.1% 0.9%
July 31, 2008 60.9% 29.7% 2.4% 2.0% 1.0%
June 30, 2008 61.7% 29.1% 2.5% 2.0% 0.9%
May 31, 2008 61.9% 28.9% 2.7% 2.0% 0.9%
April 30, 2008 62.0% 28.8% 2.8% 2.0% 0.9%
March 31, 2008 62.0% 28.8% 2.8% 2.0% 0.9%
February 29, 2008 62.0% 28.7% 2.8% 2.0% 0.9%
January 31, 2008 62.2% 28.7% 2.7% 2.0% 0.52%
December 1, 2007 62.8% 28.0% 2.6% 2.0% 0.56%
November 10, 2007 63.0% 27.8% 2.5% 2.0% 0.59%
October 30, 2007 65.5% 26.3% 2.3% 1.8% 0.59%
September 20, 2007 66.6% 25.6% 2.1% 1.8% 0.61%
August 30, 2007 66.7% 25.5% 2.1% 1.8% 0.62%
July 30, 2007 66.9% 25.1% 2.2% 1.8% 0.67%
June 30, 2007 66.9% 25.1% 2.3% 1.8% 0.70%
May 30, 2007 67.1% 24.8% 2.4% 1.8% 0.68%
Date Internet Explorer
Internet Explorer
Windows Internet Explorer is a series of graphical web browsers developed by Microsoft and included as part of the Microsoft Windows line of operating systems, starting in 1995. It was first released as part of the add-on package Plus! for Windows 95 that year...

Firefox Chrome Safari
Safari (web browser)
Safari is a web browser developed by Apple Inc. and included with the Mac OS X and iOS operating systems. First released as a public beta on January 7, 2003 on the company's Mac OS X operating system, it became Apple's default browser beginning with Mac OS X v10.3 "Panther". Safari is also the...

Opera
Opera (web browser)
Opera is a web browser and Internet suite developed by Opera Software with over 200 million users worldwide. The browser handles common Internet-related tasks such as displaying web sites, sending and receiving e-mail messages, managing contacts, chatting on IRC, downloading files via BitTorrent,...

Other Mozilla
Mozilla Application Suite
The Mozilla Application Suite is a cross-platform integrated Internet suite. Its development was initiated by Netscape Communications Corporation, before their acquisition by AOL. It is based on the source code of Netscape Communicator...


Net Applications (2004 Q4 to present)



Net Applications bases its usage share on statistics from 40,000 websites having around 160 million unique visitors per month. The mean site has 1.3 thousand unique visitors per day.

On 1 August 2009, Net Applications began weighting its raw data based on the number of internet users in the countries concerned, using data from the CIA ; the changes were applied retroactively to older data. The table below uses weighted data from 2007 Q4 onwards, and this is reflected in the summary table above.

Global desktop and mobile usage share data from: Net Applications
Period Internet
Explorer
Internet Explorer
Windows Internet Explorer is a series of graphical web browsers developed by Microsoft and included as part of the Microsoft Windows line of operating systems, starting in 1995. It was first released as part of the add-on package Plus! for Windows 95 that year...

Firefox Chrome
Google Chrome
Google Chrome is a web browser developed by Google that uses the WebKit layout engine. It was first released as a beta version for Microsoft Windows on September 2, 2008, and the public stable release was on December 11, 2008. The name is derived from the graphical user interface frame, or...

Safari
Safari (web browser)
Safari is a web browser developed by Apple Inc. and included with the Mac OS X and iOS operating systems. First released as a public beta on January 7, 2003 on the company's Mac OS X operating system, it became Apple's default browser beginning with Mac OS X v10.3 "Panther". Safari is also the...

Opera Android Mobile
Desktop Mobile Total Opera
Opera (web browser)
Opera is a web browser and Internet suite developed by Opera Software with over 200 million users worldwide. The browser handles common Internet-related tasks such as displaying web sites, sending and receiving e-mail messages, managing contacts, chatting on IRC, downloading files via BitTorrent,...

Opera Mini
Opera Mini
Opera Mini is a web browser designed primarily for mobile phones, smartphones and personal digital assistants. Until version 4 it used the Java ME platform, requiring the mobile device to run Java ME applications. From version 5 it is also available as a native application for Android, iOS, Symbian...

Total
2011 September 50.94% 21.05% 15.17% 4.70% 3.32% 8.02% 1.56% 1.13% 2.69% 0.96% 5.98%
2011 August 51.79% 21.13% 14.52% 4.34% 3.38% 7.72% 1.57% 1.32% 2.89% 1.00% 6.37%

Global usage share data from: Net Applications
Period
Internet
Explorer
Internet Explorer
Windows Internet Explorer is a series of graphical web browsers developed by Microsoft and included as part of the Microsoft Windows line of operating systems, starting in 1995. It was first released as part of the add-on package Plus! for Windows 95 that year...


Firefox

Chrome
Google Chrome
Google Chrome is a web browser developed by Google that uses the WebKit layout engine. It was first released as a beta version for Microsoft Windows on September 2, 2008, and the public stable release was on December 11, 2008. The name is derived from the graphical user interface frame, or...



Safari
Safari (web browser)
Safari is a web browser developed by Apple Inc. and included with the Mac OS X and iOS operating systems. First released as a public beta on January 7, 2003 on the company's Mac OS X operating system, it became Apple's default browser beginning with Mac OS X v10.3 "Panther". Safari is also the...



Opera
Opera (web browser)
Opera is a web browser and Internet suite developed by Opera Software with over 200 million users worldwide. The browser handles common Internet-related tasks such as displaying web sites, sending and receiving e-mail messages, managing contacts, chatting on IRC, downloading files via BitTorrent,...



Opera
mini
Opera Mini
Opera Mini is a web browser designed primarily for mobile phones, smartphones and personal digital assistants. Until version 4 it used the Java ME platform, requiring the mobile device to run Java ME applications. From version 5 it is also available as a native application for Android, iOS, Symbian...



Other

2011 July 52.71% 21.47% 13.49% 8.10% 1.65% 1.25% 1.31%
2011 June 53.86% 21.67% 13.11% 7.48% 1.73% 1.25% 0.90%
2011 May 54.27% 21.71% 12.52% 7.28% 2.03% 1.27% 0.90%
2011 April 55.11% 21.63% 11.94% 7.15% 2.14% 1.11% 0.91%

Global usage share data from: Net Applications
Period
Internet
Explorer
Internet Explorer
Windows Internet Explorer is a series of graphical web browsers developed by Microsoft and included as part of the Microsoft Windows line of operating systems, starting in 1995. It was first released as part of the add-on package Plus! for Windows 95 that year...


Firefox

Chrome

Safari
Safari (web browser)
Safari is a web browser developed by Apple Inc. and included with the Mac OS X and iOS operating systems. First released as a public beta on January 7, 2003 on the company's Mac OS X operating system, it became Apple's default browser beginning with Mac OS X v10.3 "Panther". Safari is also the...



Opera
Opera (web browser)
Opera is a web browser and Internet suite developed by Opera Software with over 200 million users worldwide. The browser handles common Internet-related tasks such as displaying web sites, sending and receiving e-mail messages, managing contacts, chatting on IRC, downloading files via BitTorrent,...



Opera
Mini
Opera Mini
Opera Mini is a web browser designed primarily for mobile phones, smartphones and personal digital assistants. Until version 4 it used the Java ME platform, requiring the mobile device to run Java ME applications. From version 5 it is also available as a native application for Android, iOS, Symbian...



Netscape
Netscape Navigator
Netscape Navigator was a proprietary web browser that was popular in the 1990s. It was the flagship product of the Netscape Communications Corporation and the dominant web browser in terms of usage share, although by 2002 its usage had almost disappeared...



Mozilla
Mozilla Application Suite
The Mozilla Application Suite is a cross-platform integrated Internet suite. Its development was initiated by Netscape Communications Corporation, before their acquisition by AOL. It is based on the source code of Netscape Communicator...



2011 Q2 54.36% 21.67% 12.51% 7.30% 1.97% 1.21% 0.79% 0.03%
2011 Q1 56.19% 22.11% 11.07% 6.43% 2.20% 1.02% 0.75% 0.03%
2010 Q4 58.27% 22.80% 9.23% 5.59% 2.24% 0.96% 0.67% 0.03%
2010 Q3 60.29% 22.93% 7.53% 5.17% 2.40% 0.88% 0.52% 0.02%
2010 Q2 60.01% 24.24% 7.00% 4.78% 2.33% 0.73% 0.49% 0.12%
2010 Q1 61.43% 24.40% 5.67% 4.55% 2.37% 0.61% 0.52% 0.15%
2009 Q4 63.67% 24.46% 4.04% 4.41% 2.29% 0.45% 0.32% 0.11%
2009 Q3 66.80% 23.06% 2.86% 4.13% 2.07% 0.30% 0.50% 0.09%
2009 Q2 68.06% 23.00% 2.13% 3.67% 2.05% 0.25% 0.68% 0.06%
2009 Q1 69.13% 22.67% 1.56% 3.58% 2.18% 0.23% 0.51% 0.06%
2008 Q4 71.99% 20.78% 1.16% 3.11% 2.15% 0.24% 0.41% 0.07%
2008 Q3 74.93% 19.07% 0.37% 2.73% 2.06% 0.23% 0.43% 0.07%
2008 Q2 76.24% 18.16% 2.73% 1.97% 0.20% 0.48% 0.08%
2008 Q1 77.83% 16.86% 2.65% 1.84% 0.17% 0.41% 0.13%
2007 Q4 79.16% 15.84% 2.39% 1.78% 0.12% 0.50% 0.09%
2007 Q3 78.85% 14.69% 4.80% 0.51% 0.76% 0.11%
2007 Q2 78.76% 14.92% 4.66% 0.46% 0.83% 0.15%
2007 Q1 79.38% 14.35% 4.70% 0.50% 0.77% 0.19%
2006 Q4 80.69% 13.50% 4.06% 0.56% 0.86% 0.23%
2006 Q3 82.88% 11.89% 3.30% 0.62% 0.88% 0.26%
2006 Q2 84.03% 10.67% 3.25% 0.57% 0.98% 0.32%
2006 Q1 85.01% 9.77% 3.10% 0.53% 1.09% 0.36%
2005 Q4 85.88% 9.00% 2.80% 0.54% 1.25% 0.43%
2005 Q3 86.74% 7.97% 2.24% 0.55% 1.92% 0.48%
2005 Q2 87.24% 8.08% 1.89% 0.52% 1.62% 0.59%
2005 Q1 89.02% 6.17% 1.70% 0.49% 1.89% 0.67%
2004 Q4 91.35% 3.66% 1.50% 0.51% 2.09% 0.80%
Period
Internet
Explorer
Internet Explorer
Windows Internet Explorer is a series of graphical web browsers developed by Microsoft and included as part of the Microsoft Windows line of operating systems, starting in 1995. It was first released as part of the add-on package Plus! for Windows 95 that year...


Firefox

Chrome
Google Chrome
Google Chrome is a web browser developed by Google that uses the WebKit layout engine. It was first released as a beta version for Microsoft Windows on September 2, 2008, and the public stable release was on December 11, 2008. The name is derived from the graphical user interface frame, or...



Safari
Safari (web browser)
Safari is a web browser developed by Apple Inc. and included with the Mac OS X and iOS operating systems. First released as a public beta on January 7, 2003 on the company's Mac OS X operating system, it became Apple's default browser beginning with Mac OS X v10.3 "Panther". Safari is also the...



Opera
Opera (web browser)
Opera is a web browser and Internet suite developed by Opera Software with over 200 million users worldwide. The browser handles common Internet-related tasks such as displaying web sites, sending and receiving e-mail messages, managing contacts, chatting on IRC, downloading files via BitTorrent,...



Opera
Mini
Opera Mini
Opera Mini is a web browser designed primarily for mobile phones, smartphones and personal digital assistants. Until version 4 it used the Java ME platform, requiring the mobile device to run Java ME applications. From version 5 it is also available as a native application for Android, iOS, Symbian...



Netscape
Netscape Navigator
Netscape Navigator was a proprietary web browser that was popular in the 1990s. It was the flagship product of the Netscape Communications Corporation and the dominant web browser in terms of usage share, although by 2002 its usage had almost disappeared...



Mozilla
Mozilla Application Suite
The Mozilla Application Suite is a cross-platform integrated Internet suite. Its development was initiated by Netscape Communications Corporation, before their acquisition by AOL. It is based on the source code of Netscape Communicator...




StatOwl.com (September 2008 to present)

USA usage share data from StatOwl.com
Period
Internet
Explorer
Internet Explorer
Windows Internet Explorer is a series of graphical web browsers developed by Microsoft and included as part of the Microsoft Windows line of operating systems, starting in 1995. It was first released as part of the add-on package Plus! for Windows 95 that year...


Mozilla
Mozilla Application Suite
The Mozilla Application Suite is a cross-platform integrated Internet suite. Its development was initiated by Netscape Communications Corporation, before their acquisition by AOL. It is based on the source code of Netscape Communicator...

,
Firefox
Chrome
Google Chrome
Google Chrome is a web browser developed by Google that uses the WebKit layout engine. It was first released as a beta version for Microsoft Windows on September 2, 2008, and the public stable release was on December 11, 2008. The name is derived from the graphical user interface frame, or...



Safari
Safari (web browser)
Safari is a web browser developed by Apple Inc. and included with the Mac OS X and iOS operating systems. First released as a public beta on January 7, 2003 on the company's Mac OS X operating system, it became Apple's default browser beginning with Mac OS X v10.3 "Panther". Safari is also the...



Opera
Opera (web browser)
Opera is a web browser and Internet suite developed by Opera Software with over 200 million users worldwide. The browser handles common Internet-related tasks such as displaying web sites, sending and receiving e-mail messages, managing contacts, chatting on IRC, downloading files via BitTorrent,...



Gecko
Gecko (layout engine)
Gecko is a free and open source layout engine used in many applications developed by Mozilla Foundation and the Mozilla Corporation , as well as in many other open source software projects....



Netscape
Navigator
Netscape Navigator
Netscape Navigator was a proprietary web browser that was popular in the 1990s. It was the flagship product of the Netscape Communications Corporation and the dominant web browser in terms of usage share, although by 2002 its usage had almost disappeared...


October 2011 52.59% 20.06% 15.01% 11.13% 0.36% 0.17%
September 2011 53.79% 20.18% 13.79% 10.81% 0.37% 0.21%
August 2011 53.81% 20.61% 13.64% 10.75% 0.39% 0.15%
July 2011 55.26% 20.29% 12.58% 10.68% 0.37% 0.13%
June 2011 56.23% 20.85% 12.04% 9.77% 0.46%
May 2011 57.48% 20.43% 11.06% 9.88% 0.49%
April 2011 57.08% 21.40% 10.85% 9.47% 0.53%
March 2011 60.27% 19.57% 9.60% 9.62% 0.42%
February 2011 60.92% 19.21% 9.13% 9.59% 0.40% 0.42%
January 2011 61.28% 19.57% 8.80% 9.40% 0.39% 0.31%
December 2010 60.98% 20.14% 8.61% 9.33% 0.40% 0.24%
November 2010 62.13% 19.69% 7.46% 9.42% 0.37% 0.18%
October 2010 62.54% 19.76% 7.17% 9.03% 0.36% 0.15%
September 2010 62.68% 20.51% 6.99% 8.83% 0.36% 0.15%
August 2010 62.66% 20.94% 6.83% 8.83% 0.35% 0.14%
July 2010 61.73% 21.66% 6.95% 8.94% 0.36% 0.11%
June 2010 63.37% 21.26% 6.24% 8.52% 0.33%
May 2010 64.17% 21.12% 5.59% 8.31% 0.37%
April 2010 64.55% 21.35% 5.23% 8.12% 0.40%
March 2010 66.34% 19.90% 4.39% 8.59% 0.31%
February 2010 66.99% 19.48% 3.98% 9.00% 0.24% 0.06%
January 2010 66.33% 20.31% 3.87% 8.94% 0.26% 0.06%
December 2009 66.12% 20.82% 3.51% 8.73% 0.30% 0.07%
November 2009 67.74% 20.15% 2.88% 8.56% 0.28% 0.10%
October 2009 68.38% 20.32% 2.56% 8.09% 0.27% 0.14%
September 2009 67.25% 21.12% 2.41% 8.46% 0.28% 0.21%
August 2009 68.37% 21.32% 2.21% 7.29% 0.28% 0.23%
July 2009 69.29% 21.06% 2.05% 6.77% 0.30% 0.24%
June 2009 71.44% 19.48% 1.93% 6.30% 0.33% 0.22%
May 2009 71.35% 20.26% 1.64% 5.95% 0.31% 0.21%
April 2009 71.38% 20.46% 1.43% 5.80% 0.31% 0.19%
March 2009 72.03% 20.00% 1.19% 5.91% 0.30% 0.10%
February 2009 74.04% 18.64% 0.97% 5.57% 0.27% 0.10%
January 2009 73.05% 19.39% 0.96% 5.72% 0.29% 0.12%
December 2008 70.89% 20.87% 0.95% 6.32% 0.33% 0.13%
November 2008 72.07% 19.78% 0.68% 6.57% 0.29% 0.13%
October 2008 73.45% 18.88% 0.57% 6.22% 0.26% 0.16%
September 2008 74.53% 18.14% 0.52% 5.98% 0.22% 0.17%

92% of sites monitored by StatOwl serve predominantly United States market.

Wikimedia (April 2009 to present)



Wikimedia traffic analysis reports are based on server logs of about 4 billion page requests per month, based on the user agent information that accompanied the requests. These server logs cover requests to all the Wikimedia Foundation
Wikimedia Foundation
Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. is an American non-profit charitable organization headquartered in San Francisco, California, United States, and organized under the laws of the state of Florida, where it was initially based...

 projects, including Wikipedia
Wikipedia
Wikipedia is a free, web-based, collaborative, multilingual encyclopedia project supported by the non-profit Wikimedia Foundation. Its 20 million articles have been written collaboratively by volunteers around the world. Almost all of its articles can be edited by anyone with access to the site,...

, Wikimedia Commons
Wikimedia Commons
Wikimedia Commons is an online repository of free-use images, sound and other media files. It is a project of the Wikimedia Foundation....

, Wiktionary
Wiktionary
Wiktionary is a multilingual, web-based project to create a free content dictionary, available in 158 languages...

, Wikibooks
Wikibooks
Wikibooks is a Wiki hosted by the Wikimedia Foundation for the creation of free content textbooks and annotated texts that anyone can edit....

, Wikiquote
Wikiquote
Wikiquote is one of a family of wiki-based projects run by the Wikimedia Foundation, running on MediaWiki software. Based on an idea by Daniel Alston and implemented by Brion Vibber, the goal of the project is to produce collaboratively a vast reference of quotations from prominent people, books,...

, Wikisource
Wikisource
Wikisource is an online digital library of free content textual sources on a wiki, operated by the Wikimedia Foundation. Its aims are to host all forms of free text, in many languages, and translations. Originally conceived as an archive to store useful or important historical texts, it has...

, Wikinews
Wikinews
Wikinews is a free-content news source wiki and a project of the Wikimedia Foundation. The site works through collaborative journalism. Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales has distinguished Wikinews from Wikipedia by saying "on Wikinews, each story is to be written as a news story as opposed to an...

, Wikiversity
Wikiversity
Wikiversity is a Wikimedia Foundation project, which supports learning communities, their learning materials, and resulting activities. It differs from more structured projects such as Wikipedia in that it instead offers a series of tutorials, or courses, for the fostering of learning, rather than...

 and others.
Usage share data from Wikimedia visitor log analysis report
Period Internet
Explorer
Internet Explorer
Windows Internet Explorer is a series of graphical web browsers developed by Microsoft and included as part of the Microsoft Windows line of operating systems, starting in 1995. It was first released as part of the add-on package Plus! for Windows 95 that year...

Firefox
Chrome
Google Chrome
Google Chrome is a web browser developed by Google that uses the WebKit layout engine. It was first released as a beta version for Microsoft Windows on September 2, 2008, and the public stable release was on December 11, 2008. The name is derived from the graphical user interface frame, or...


Safari
Safari (web browser)
Safari is a web browser developed by Apple Inc. and included with the Mac OS X and iOS operating systems. First released as a public beta on January 7, 2003 on the company's Mac OS X operating system, it became Apple's default browser beginning with Mac OS X v10.3 "Panther". Safari is also the...

Opera
Opera (web browser)
Opera is a web browser and Internet suite developed by Opera Software with over 200 million users worldwide. The browser handles common Internet-related tasks such as displaying web sites, sending and receiving e-mail messages, managing contacts, chatting on IRC, downloading files via BitTorrent,...

Android
Mobile
Total
Desktop Mobile Total Desktop Mobile Total
October 2011 34.16% 23.56% 20.60% 5.90% 5.32% 11.22% 3.93% 1.02% 4.95% 1.93% 9.30%
September 2011 35.51% 23.81% 19.32% 5.75% 5.22% 10.97% 3.82% 0.94% 4.76% 1.82% 9.20%
August 2011 36.25% 24.06% 18.22% 5.50% 5.24% 10.74% 3.52% 0.86% 4.38% 1.74% 9.60%
July 2011 36.78% 24.98% 16.81% 5.44% 5.31% 10.75% 3.32% 0.90% 4.22% 1.71% 9.80%
June 2011 38.20% 25.36% 16.50% 5.40% 4.54% 9.94% 3.57% 0.82% 4.39% 1.39% 8.50%
May 2011 39.53% 25.88% 15.62% 5.54% 4.05% 9.59% 3.64% 0.75% 4.39% 1.18% 7.50%
April 2011 38.71% 26.08% 14.71% 5.91% 3.89% 9.80% 4.07% 0.71% 4.78% 1.11% 7.20%
March 2011 41.27% 27.05% 13.52% 5.61% 3.57% 9.18% 3.45% 0.70% 4.15% 0.99% 6.60%
February 2011 41.66% 27.63% 12.58% 5.54% 3.68% 9.22% 3.52% 0.71% 4.23% 0.98% 6.80%
January 2011 41.56% 28.71% 11.75% 5.53% 3.73% 9.26% 3.55% 0.70% 4.25% 0.90% 6.90%

Usage share data from Wikimedia visitor log analysis report
Period
Internet
Explorer
Internet Explorer
Windows Internet Explorer is a series of graphical web browsers developed by Microsoft and included as part of the Microsoft Windows line of operating systems, starting in 1995. It was first released as part of the add-on package Plus! for Windows 95 that year...


Firefox

Chrome
Google Chrome
Google Chrome is a web browser developed by Google that uses the WebKit layout engine. It was first released as a beta version for Microsoft Windows on September 2, 2008, and the public stable release was on December 11, 2008. The name is derived from the graphical user interface frame, or...



Safari
Safari (web browser)
Safari is a web browser developed by Apple Inc. and included with the Mac OS X and iOS operating systems. First released as a public beta on January 7, 2003 on the company's Mac OS X operating system, it became Apple's default browser beginning with Mac OS X v10.3 "Panther". Safari is also the...



Opera
Opera (web browser)
Opera is a web browser and Internet suite developed by Opera Software with over 200 million users worldwide. The browser handles common Internet-related tasks such as displaying web sites, sending and receiving e-mail messages, managing contacts, chatting on IRC, downloading files via BitTorrent,...



Mozilla
Mozilla Application Suite
The Mozilla Application Suite is a cross-platform integrated Internet suite. Its development was initiated by Netscape Communications Corporation, before their acquisition by AOL. It is based on the source code of Netscape Communicator...



Mobile
December 2010 42.12% 28.82% 11.18% 5.70% 3.67% 0.52% 6.4%
November 2010 44.46% 29.17% 10.29% 5.61% 3.37% 0.53% 4.9%
October 2010 44.72% 29.67% 9.71% 5.57% 3.48% 0.53% 4.7%
September 2010 46.45% 29.33% 9.00% 5.49% 3.19% 0.54% 4.5%
August 2010 47.22% 29.49% 8.36% 5.31% 2.88% 0.59% 4.6%
July 2010 47.74% 30.43% 7.52% 5.18% 2.89% 0.53% 4.5%
June 2010 47.50% 30.90% 7.39% 4.95% 3.43% 0.59% 3.9%
May 2010 48.25% 30.87% 6.93% 4.99% 3.46% 0.62% 3.5%
April 2010 48.96% 30.84% 6.37% 5.09% 3.40% 0.69% 3.3%
March 2010 50.43% 30.44% 5.75% 5.14% 3.30% 0.62% 3.0%
February 2010 50.29% 30.96% 5.28% 5.27% 3.29% 0.60% 3.0%
January 2010 51.01% 30.85% 4.81% 5.13% 3.18% 0.56% 3.1%
December 2009 52.24% 30.45% 4.34% 5.14% 3.08% 0.57% 3.0%
November 2009 54.43% 29.96% 3.73% 4.96% 2.82% 0.63% 2.3%
October 2009 54.72% 30.17% 3.41% 4.82% 2.76% 0.65% 2.2%
September 2009 55.77% 29.78% 3.12% 4.72% 2.62% 0.67% 2.2%
August 2009 55.60% 30.25% 2.97% 4.57% 2.97% 0.71% 2.3%
July 2009 54.55% 31.52% 2.77% 4.51% 2.38% 0.70% 2.4%
June 2009 56.35% 30.82% 2.45% 4.04% 2.61% 0.64% 2.1%
May 2009 57.30% 30.43% 2.28% 3.76% 2.65% 0.66% 2.0%
April 2009 57.37% 30.71% 1.93% 3.86% 2.57% 0.68% 1.9%

TheCounter.com (2000 to 2009)



TheCounter.com identifies sixteen versions of six browsers (Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, Opera, Netscape, and Konqueror). Other browsers are categorised as either ‘Netscape compatible’ (including Google Chrome, which may also be categorized as 'Safari' due to its 'Webkit' subtag) or ‘unknown’. Internet Explorer 8 is identified as Internet Explorer 7. Monthly data includes all hits from 2008-02-01 until the end of the month concerned. More than the exact browser type, this data identifies the underlying web rendering engine used by various browsers, and the table below aggregates them in the same column.
Global usage share data from TheCounter.com (global statistics)
Period
Internet
Explorer
Internet Explorer
Windows Internet Explorer is a series of graphical web browsers developed by Microsoft and included as part of the Microsoft Windows line of operating systems, starting in 1995. It was first released as part of the add-on package Plus! for Windows 95 that year...


Netscape
Netscape (web browser)
Netscape 7 was a series of proprietary cross-platform Internet suites created by Netscape Communications Corporation and then in-house by AOL to continue the Netscape series after Netscape 6. There were three main editions released from the Netscape 7 series; being Netscape 7.0, 7.1 and 7.2...

,
Mozilla
Mozilla Application Suite
The Mozilla Application Suite is a cross-platform integrated Internet suite. Its development was initiated by Netscape Communications Corporation, before their acquisition by AOL. It is based on the source code of Netscape Communicator...

,
Firefox
Safari
Safari (web browser)
Safari is a web browser developed by Apple Inc. and included with the Mac OS X and iOS operating systems. First released as a public beta on January 7, 2003 on the company's Mac OS X operating system, it became Apple's default browser beginning with Mac OS X v10.3 "Panther". Safari is also the...



Opera
Opera (web browser)
Opera is a web browser and Internet suite developed by Opera Software with over 200 million users worldwide. The browser handles common Internet-related tasks such as displaying web sites, sending and receiving e-mail messages, managing contacts, chatting on IRC, downloading files via BitTorrent,...



Netscape
Navigator
Netscape Navigator
Netscape Navigator was a proprietary web browser that was popular in the 1990s. It was the flagship product of the Netscape Communications Corporation and the dominant web browser in terms of usage share, although by 2002 its usage had almost disappeared...


Sources
2009 Q4 66.42% 21.13% 10.05% 1.00% 0.05% Oct, Nov, Dec
2009 Q3 69.07% 20.59% 8.10% 0.89% 0.06% Jul, Aug, Sep
2009 Q2 70.31% 20.12% 6.44% 0.94% 0.06% Apr, May, Jun
2009 Q1 71.25% 20.01% 5.47% 0.92% 0.08% Jan, Feb, Mar
2008 Q4 74.24% 18.66% 4.52% 0.89% 0.07% Oct, Nov, Dec
2008 Q3 76.33% 17.97% 3.76% 0.84% 0.07% Jul, Aug, Sep
2008 Q2 78.30% 16.36% 3.41% 0.81% 0.06% Apr, May, Jun
2008 Q1 78.80% 15.87% 3.32% 0.79% 0.06% Jan, Feb, Mar
2007 Q4 81.14% 13.81% 3.21% 0.67% 0.06% Oct, Nov, Dec
2007 Q3 81.63% 13.49% 3.00% 0.66% 0.06% Jul, Aug, Sep
2007 Q2 82.97% 12.41% 2.87% 0.64% 0.06% Apr, May, Jun
2007 Q1 83.69% 11.57% 2.92% 0.57% 0.06% Jan, Feb, Mar
2006 Q4 84.11% 11.13% 2.80% 0.60% 0.05% Nov, Dec
2006 Q3 84.48% 10.56% 2.27% 0.73% 0.06% Jul, Aug, Sep
2006 Q2 86.32% 9.03% 1.89% 0.70% 0.05% Apr, May, Jun
2006 Q1 90.01% 6.77% 1.40% 0.58% 0.05% Jan, Feb, Mar
2005 Q4 87.25% 8.60% 1.83% 0.71% 0.07% Oct, Nov, Dec
2005 Q3 87.58% 8.42% 1.60% 0.67% 0.07% Jul, Aug, Sep
2005 Q2 90.90% 6.02% 0.99% 0.51% 0.09% Apr, May, Jun
2005 Q1 90.77% 5.73% 1.00% 0.54% 0.11% Jan, Feb, Mar
2004 Q4 90.98% 5.10% 0.77% 0.68% 0.18% Oct, Nov, Dec
2004 Q3 92.70% 3.57% 0.73% 0.65% 0.20% Jul, Aug, Sep
2004 Q2 95.04% 2.37% 0.67% 0.51% 0.32% Apr, May, Jun
2004 Q1 94.28% 2.70% 0.52% 0.36% Jan, Feb, Mar
2003 Q4 Oct, Nov, Dec
2003 Q3 Jul, Aug, Sep
2003 Q2 94.43% 2.22% 0.66% 1.45% Apr, May, Jun
2003 Q1 94.18% 2.15% 0.65% 1.77% Jan, Feb, Mar
2002 Q4 93.94% 1.67% 0.83% 2.31% Oct, Nov, Dec
2002 Q3 93.32% 1.36% 0.94% 3.04% Jul, Aug, Sep
2002 Q2 92.47% 1.13% 0.82% 4.13% Apr, May, Jun
2002 Q1 92.40% 0.93% 0.52% 4.67% Jan, Feb, Mar
2001 Q4 90.83% 0.71% 0.36% 5.23% Oct, Nov, Dec
2001 Q3 88.43% 0.26% 0.31% 6.49% Jul, Aug, Sep
2001 Q2 87.99% 0.27% 0.28% 7.46% Apr, May, Jun
2001 Q1 86.80% 0.30% 0.22% 9.84% Jan, Feb, Mar
2000 Q4 83.95% 0.14% 0.14% 12.61% Oct, Nov, Dec
2000 Q3 82.76% 0.04% 0.14% 14.35% Jul, Aug, Sep
2000 Q2 80.30% 0.02% 0.12% 17.54% Apr, May, Jun
2000 Q1 79.09% 0.00% 0.13% 19.25% Jan, Feb, Mar
Period
Internet
Explorer
Internet Explorer
Windows Internet Explorer is a series of graphical web browsers developed by Microsoft and included as part of the Microsoft Windows line of operating systems, starting in 1995. It was first released as part of the add-on package Plus! for Windows 95 that year...


Netscape
Netscape (web browser)
Netscape 7 was a series of proprietary cross-platform Internet suites created by Netscape Communications Corporation and then in-house by AOL to continue the Netscape series after Netscape 6. There were three main editions released from the Netscape 7 series; being Netscape 7.0, 7.1 and 7.2...

,
Mozilla
Mozilla Application Suite
The Mozilla Application Suite is a cross-platform integrated Internet suite. Its development was initiated by Netscape Communications Corporation, before their acquisition by AOL. It is based on the source code of Netscape Communicator...

,
Firefox
Safari
Safari (web browser)
Safari is a web browser developed by Apple Inc. and included with the Mac OS X and iOS operating systems. First released as a public beta on January 7, 2003 on the company's Mac OS X operating system, it became Apple's default browser beginning with Mac OS X v10.3 "Panther". Safari is also the...



Opera
Opera (web browser)
Opera is a web browser and Internet suite developed by Opera Software with over 200 million users worldwide. The browser handles common Internet-related tasks such as displaying web sites, sending and receiving e-mail messages, managing contacts, chatting on IRC, downloading files via BitTorrent,...



Netscape
Navigator
Netscape Navigator
Netscape Navigator was a proprietary web browser that was popular in the 1990s. It was the flagship product of the Netscape Communications Corporation and the dominant web browser in terms of usage share, although by 2002 its usage had almost disappeared...


Sources


OneStat.com (2002-04 to 2009-03)

Global usage share data from OneStat.com (press releases)
Period
Internet
Explorer
Internet Explorer
Windows Internet Explorer is a series of graphical web browsers developed by Microsoft and included as part of the Microsoft Windows line of operating systems, starting in 1995. It was first released as part of the add-on package Plus! for Windows 95 that year...


Mozilla
Mozilla Application Suite
The Mozilla Application Suite is a cross-platform integrated Internet suite. Its development was initiated by Netscape Communications Corporation, before their acquisition by AOL. It is based on the source code of Netscape Communicator...

,
Firefox
Safari
Safari (web browser)
Safari is a web browser developed by Apple Inc. and included with the Mac OS X and iOS operating systems. First released as a public beta on January 7, 2003 on the company's Mac OS X operating system, it became Apple's default browser beginning with Mac OS X v10.3 "Panther". Safari is also the...



Chrome
Google Chrome
Google Chrome is a web browser developed by Google that uses the WebKit layout engine. It was first released as a beta version for Microsoft Windows on September 2, 2008, and the public stable release was on December 11, 2008. The name is derived from the graphical user interface frame, or...



Opera
Opera (web browser)
Opera is a web browser and Internet suite developed by Opera Software with over 200 million users worldwide. The browser handles common Internet-related tasks such as displaying web sites, sending and receiving e-mail messages, managing contacts, chatting on IRC, downloading files via BitTorrent,...



Netscape
Netscape (web browser)
Netscape 7 was a series of proprietary cross-platform Internet suites created by Netscape Communications Corporation and then in-house by AOL to continue the Netscape series after Netscape 6. There were three main editions released from the Netscape 7 series; being Netscape 7.0, 7.1 and 7.2...



Netscape
Navigator
Netscape Navigator
Netscape Navigator was a proprietary web browser that was popular in the 1990s. It was the flagship product of the Netscape Communications Corporation and the dominant web browser in terms of usage share, although by 2002 its usage had almost disappeared...


March 2009 79.59% 15.59% 2.65% 0.86% 0.54% 0.31%
November 2008 81.36% 14.67% 2.42% 0.54% 0.55% 0.32%
February 2008 83.27% 13.76% 2.18% 0.55% 0.14%
June 2007 84.66% 12.72% 1.79% 0.61% 0.11%
January 2007 85.81% 11.69% 1.64% 0.58% 0.13%
November 2006 85.24% 12.15% 1.61% 0.69% 0.11%
October 2006 85.85% 11.49% 1.61% 0.69% 0.12%
July 2006 83.05% 12.93% 1.84% 1.00% 0.16%
May 2006 85.17% 11.79% 2.02% 0.79% 0.15%
January 2006 85.82% 11.23% 1.88% 0.77% 0.16%
November 2005 85.45% 11.51% 1.75% 0.77% 0.26%
April 2005 86.63% 8.69% 1.26% 1.03% 1.08%
February 2005 87.28% 8.45% 1.21% 1.09% 1.11%
November 2004 88.90% 7.35% 0.91% 1.33%
May 2004 93.9 % 2.1 % 0.71% 1.02%
January 2004 94.8 % 1.8 % 0.48% 0.8 %
July 2003 95.4 % 1.6 % 0.25% 0.6 % 1.9 % 0.6 %
February 2003 95.2 % 1.2 % 0.11% 0.7 % 1.9 % 1.0 %
December 2002 95.0 % 1.1 % 0.8 % 1.9 % 1.1 %
September 2002 94.9 % 0.8 % 0.9 % 1.8 % 1.2 %
June 2002 95.3 % 0.4 % 0.7 % 1.5 % 1.9 %
April 2002 96.6 % 0.5 % 0.7 % 2.1 %

USA usage share data from OneStat.com (press releases)
Period
Internet
Explorer
Internet Explorer
Windows Internet Explorer is a series of graphical web browsers developed by Microsoft and included as part of the Microsoft Windows line of operating systems, starting in 1995. It was first released as part of the add-on package Plus! for Windows 95 that year...


Mozilla
Mozilla Application Suite
The Mozilla Application Suite is a cross-platform integrated Internet suite. Its development was initiated by Netscape Communications Corporation, before their acquisition by AOL. It is based on the source code of Netscape Communicator...

,
Firefox
Safari
Safari (web browser)
Safari is a web browser developed by Apple Inc. and included with the Mac OS X and iOS operating systems. First released as a public beta on January 7, 2003 on the company's Mac OS X operating system, it became Apple's default browser beginning with Mac OS X v10.3 "Panther". Safari is also the...



Chrome
Google Chrome
Google Chrome is a web browser developed by Google that uses the WebKit layout engine. It was first released as a beta version for Microsoft Windows on September 2, 2008, and the public stable release was on December 11, 2008. The name is derived from the graphical user interface frame, or...



Opera
Opera (web browser)
Opera is a web browser and Internet suite developed by Opera Software with over 200 million users worldwide. The browser handles common Internet-related tasks such as displaying web sites, sending and receiving e-mail messages, managing contacts, chatting on IRC, downloading files via BitTorrent,...



Netscape
Netscape (web browser)
Netscape 7 was a series of proprietary cross-platform Internet suites created by Netscape Communications Corporation and then in-house by AOL to continue the Netscape series after Netscape 6. There were three main editions released from the Netscape 7 series; being Netscape 7.0, 7.1 and 7.2...



March 2009 72.69% 20.40% 4.53% 1.05% 0.38% 0.49%
November 2008 75.54% 18.74% 3.95% 0.62% 0.39% 0.50%
June 2007 75.69% 19.65% 3.77% 0.61% 0.17%
January 2007 78.13% 16.11% 3.68% 0.73% 0.18%

Canadian usage share data from OneStat.com (press releases)
Period
Internet
Explorer
Internet Explorer
Windows Internet Explorer is a series of graphical web browsers developed by Microsoft and included as part of the Microsoft Windows line of operating systems, starting in 1995. It was first released as part of the add-on package Plus! for Windows 95 that year...


Mozilla
Mozilla Application Suite
The Mozilla Application Suite is a cross-platform integrated Internet suite. Its development was initiated by Netscape Communications Corporation, before their acquisition by AOL. It is based on the source code of Netscape Communicator...

,
Firefox
Safari
Safari (web browser)
Safari is a web browser developed by Apple Inc. and included with the Mac OS X and iOS operating systems. First released as a public beta on January 7, 2003 on the company's Mac OS X operating system, it became Apple's default browser beginning with Mac OS X v10.3 "Panther". Safari is also the...



Chrome
Google Chrome
Google Chrome is a web browser developed by Google that uses the WebKit layout engine. It was first released as a beta version for Microsoft Windows on September 2, 2008, and the public stable release was on December 11, 2008. The name is derived from the graphical user interface frame, or...



Opera
Opera (web browser)
Opera is a web browser and Internet suite developed by Opera Software with over 200 million users worldwide. The browser handles common Internet-related tasks such as displaying web sites, sending and receiving e-mail messages, managing contacts, chatting on IRC, downloading files via BitTorrent,...



Netscape
Netscape (web browser)
Netscape 7 was a series of proprietary cross-platform Internet suites created by Netscape Communications Corporation and then in-house by AOL to continue the Netscape series after Netscape 6. There were three main editions released from the Netscape 7 series; being Netscape 7.0, 7.1 and 7.2...



March 2009 65.55% 23.09% 7.36% 1.32% 0.75% 0.56%
November 2008 69.67% 20.38% 7.56% 0.92% 0.76% 0.56%
June 2007 75.76% 16.47% 5.72% 0.69% 0.13%
January 2007 79.00% 14.13% 4.70% 0.71% 0.14%

UK usage share data from OneStat.com (press releases)
Period
Internet
Explorer
Internet Explorer
Windows Internet Explorer is a series of graphical web browsers developed by Microsoft and included as part of the Microsoft Windows line of operating systems, starting in 1995. It was first released as part of the add-on package Plus! for Windows 95 that year...


Mozilla
Mozilla Application Suite
The Mozilla Application Suite is a cross-platform integrated Internet suite. Its development was initiated by Netscape Communications Corporation, before their acquisition by AOL. It is based on the source code of Netscape Communicator...

,
Firefox
Safari
Safari (web browser)
Safari is a web browser developed by Apple Inc. and included with the Mac OS X and iOS operating systems. First released as a public beta on January 7, 2003 on the company's Mac OS X operating system, it became Apple's default browser beginning with Mac OS X v10.3 "Panther". Safari is also the...



Chrome
Google Chrome
Google Chrome is a web browser developed by Google that uses the WebKit layout engine. It was first released as a beta version for Microsoft Windows on September 2, 2008, and the public stable release was on December 11, 2008. The name is derived from the graphical user interface frame, or...



Opera
Opera (web browser)
Opera is a web browser and Internet suite developed by Opera Software with over 200 million users worldwide. The browser handles common Internet-related tasks such as displaying web sites, sending and receiving e-mail messages, managing contacts, chatting on IRC, downloading files via BitTorrent,...



Netscape
Netscape (web browser)
Netscape 7 was a series of proprietary cross-platform Internet suites created by Netscape Communications Corporation and then in-house by AOL to continue the Netscape series after Netscape 6. There were three main editions released from the Netscape 7 series; being Netscape 7.0, 7.1 and 7.2...



March 2009 80.91% 15.16% 1.94% 0.85% 0.60% 0.36%
November 2008 83.77% 11.45% 1.76% 0.43% 0.60% 0.34%
June 2007 86.00% 11.22% 1.61% 0.53% 0.10%
January 2007 86.72% 10.86% 1.78% 0.49% 0.10%

Australian usage share data from OneStat.com (press releases)
Period
Internet
Explorer
Internet Explorer
Windows Internet Explorer is a series of graphical web browsers developed by Microsoft and included as part of the Microsoft Windows line of operating systems, starting in 1995. It was first released as part of the add-on package Plus! for Windows 95 that year...


Mozilla
Mozilla Application Suite
The Mozilla Application Suite is a cross-platform integrated Internet suite. Its development was initiated by Netscape Communications Corporation, before their acquisition by AOL. It is based on the source code of Netscape Communicator...

,
Firefox
Safari
Safari (web browser)
Safari is a web browser developed by Apple Inc. and included with the Mac OS X and iOS operating systems. First released as a public beta on January 7, 2003 on the company's Mac OS X operating system, it became Apple's default browser beginning with Mac OS X v10.3 "Panther". Safari is also the...



Chrome
Google Chrome
Google Chrome is a web browser developed by Google that uses the WebKit layout engine. It was first released as a beta version for Microsoft Windows on September 2, 2008, and the public stable release was on December 11, 2008. The name is derived from the graphical user interface frame, or...



Opera
Opera (web browser)
Opera is a web browser and Internet suite developed by Opera Software with over 200 million users worldwide. The browser handles common Internet-related tasks such as displaying web sites, sending and receiving e-mail messages, managing contacts, chatting on IRC, downloading files via BitTorrent,...



Netscape
Netscape (web browser)
Netscape 7 was a series of proprietary cross-platform Internet suites created by Netscape Communications Corporation and then in-house by AOL to continue the Netscape series after Netscape 6. There were three main editions released from the Netscape 7 series; being Netscape 7.0, 7.1 and 7.2...



June 2007 66.42% 26.32% 1.86% 4.05% 0.24%
January 2007 65.71% 26.68% 1.77% 4.28% 0.24%

French usage share data from OneStat.com (press releases)
Period
Internet
Explorer
Internet Explorer
Windows Internet Explorer is a series of graphical web browsers developed by Microsoft and included as part of the Microsoft Windows line of operating systems, starting in 1995. It was first released as part of the add-on package Plus! for Windows 95 that year...


Mozilla
Mozilla Application Suite
The Mozilla Application Suite is a cross-platform integrated Internet suite. Its development was initiated by Netscape Communications Corporation, before their acquisition by AOL. It is based on the source code of Netscape Communicator...

,
Firefox
Safari
Safari (web browser)
Safari is a web browser developed by Apple Inc. and included with the Mac OS X and iOS operating systems. First released as a public beta on January 7, 2003 on the company's Mac OS X operating system, it became Apple's default browser beginning with Mac OS X v10.3 "Panther". Safari is also the...



Chrome
Google Chrome
Google Chrome is a web browser developed by Google that uses the WebKit layout engine. It was first released as a beta version for Microsoft Windows on September 2, 2008, and the public stable release was on December 11, 2008. The name is derived from the graphical user interface frame, or...



Opera
Opera (web browser)
Opera is a web browser and Internet suite developed by Opera Software with over 200 million users worldwide. The browser handles common Internet-related tasks such as displaying web sites, sending and receiving e-mail messages, managing contacts, chatting on IRC, downloading files via BitTorrent,...



Netscape
Netscape (web browser)
Netscape 7 was a series of proprietary cross-platform Internet suites created by Netscape Communications Corporation and then in-house by AOL to continue the Netscape series after Netscape 6. There were three main editions released from the Netscape 7 series; being Netscape 7.0, 7.1 and 7.2...



March 2009 71.57% 23.48% 2.90% 0.86% 0.54% 0.46%
November 2008 71.50% 23.45% 3.23% 0.59% 0.56% 0.51%

ADTECH (Europe, 2004 to 2009-Q4)

Europe usage share data from ADTECH (press releases)
Period
Internet
Explorer
Internet Explorer
Windows Internet Explorer is a series of graphical web browsers developed by Microsoft and included as part of the Microsoft Windows line of operating systems, starting in 1995. It was first released as part of the add-on package Plus! for Windows 95 that year...


Firefox

Safari
Safari (web browser)
Safari is a web browser developed by Apple Inc. and included with the Mac OS X and iOS operating systems. First released as a public beta on January 7, 2003 on the company's Mac OS X operating system, it became Apple's default browser beginning with Mac OS X v10.3 "Panther". Safari is also the...



Chrome
Google Chrome
Google Chrome is a web browser developed by Google that uses the WebKit layout engine. It was first released as a beta version for Microsoft Windows on September 2, 2008, and the public stable release was on December 11, 2008. The name is derived from the graphical user interface frame, or...



Opera
Opera (web browser)
Opera is a web browser and Internet suite developed by Opera Software with over 200 million users worldwide. The browser handles common Internet-related tasks such as displaying web sites, sending and receiving e-mail messages, managing contacts, chatting on IRC, downloading files via BitTorrent,...



Mozilla
Mozilla Application Suite
The Mozilla Application Suite is a cross-platform integrated Internet suite. Its development was initiated by Netscape Communications Corporation, before their acquisition by AOL. It is based on the source code of Netscape Communicator...



Netscape
Netscape
Netscape Communications is a US computer services company, best known for Netscape Navigator, its web browser. When it was an independent company, its headquarters were in Mountain View, California...



Q4 2009 63.6% 26.7% 3.6% 2.8% 1.7% 0.7%
Q1 2009 67.7% 25.3% 2.6% 1.0% 1.4% 1.1%
Q1 2008 76.2% 18.1% 1.7% 1.0% 2.6%
Q4 2007 76.0% 18.0% 1.6% 1.0% 2.9%
July 2007 77.5% 15.5% 1.6% 0.9% 3.9%
February 2007 77.34% 14.34% 1.63% 0.85% 5.11%
February–April 2006 83.36% 12.38% 1.67% 0.77% 0.82% 0.38%
September 2005 83.31% 12.41% 1.40% 0.90% 1.06% 0.61%
June 2005 85.10% 10.11% 1.34% 1.21% 1.05% 0.60%
March 2005 86.73% 8.96% 1.12% 1.14% 0.71%
February 2005 87.57% 7.85% 1.05% 1.26% 0.76%
January 2005 87.13% 7.43% 1.70% 1.33% 0.85%
November 30, 2004 89.47% 5.51% 1.01% 2.50% 0.92%
November 16, 2004 90.56% 4.56% 1.07% 2.38% 0.89%
September 2004 92.63% 2.91% 1.00% 2.10% 0.82%
August 2004 93.08% 2.15% 0.89% 2.18% 0.95%
July 2004 93.08% 1.64% 0.99% 2.62% 0.97%
January–April 2004 94.72% 0.73% 2.50% 1.49%

AT Internet Institute (Europe, 2007-07 to 2010-06)


AT Internet Institute was formerly known as XiTi.

Method: Only counts visits to local sites in 23 European countries and then averages the percentages for those 23 European countries independent of population size.
Europe usage share data from AT Internet Institute (browsers barometer)
Date Internet Explorer
Internet Explorer
Windows Internet Explorer is a series of graphical web browsers developed by Microsoft and included as part of the Microsoft Windows line of operating systems, starting in 1995. It was first released as part of the add-on package Plus! for Windows 95 that year...

Netscape
Netscape (web browser)
Netscape 7 was a series of proprietary cross-platform Internet suites created by Netscape Communications Corporation and then in-house by AOL to continue the Netscape series after Netscape 6. There were three main editions released from the Netscape 7 series; being Netscape 7.0, 7.1 and 7.2...

Firefox Opera
Opera (web browser)
Opera is a web browser and Internet suite developed by Opera Software with over 200 million users worldwide. The browser handles common Internet-related tasks such as displaying web sites, sending and receiving e-mail messages, managing contacts, chatting on IRC, downloading files via BitTorrent,...

Safari
Safari (web browser)
Safari is a web browser developed by Apple Inc. and included with the Mac OS X and iOS operating systems. First released as a public beta on January 7, 2003 on the company's Mac OS X operating system, it became Apple's default browser beginning with Mac OS X v10.3 "Panther". Safari is also the...

Chrome
Google Chrome
Google Chrome is a web browser developed by Google that uses the WebKit layout engine. It was first released as a beta version for Microsoft Windows on September 2, 2008, and the public stable release was on December 11, 2008. The name is derived from the graphical user interface frame, or...

Source
June 2010 53.8% 30.6% 2.4% 6.8% 5.7% 2010-6
March 2010 57.1% 29.6% 2.2% 5.2% 5.3% 2010-3
September 2009 62.0% 28.4% 2.2% 4.3% 2.8% 2009-11
April 2009 63.6% 0.6% 28.4% 2.2% 3.4% 1.7% 2009-5
March 2009 64.6% 0.6% 27.8% 2.2% 3.3% 1.4%
February 2009 65.6% 0.5% 27.4% 2.1% 3.0% 1.3%
January 2009 58.1% 0.6% 32.5% 4.1% 3.0% 1.5% 2009-1
December 2008 58.5% 0.6% 32.3% 4.5% 2.7% 1.3%
November 2008 59.5% 0.6% 31.1% 5.1% 2.5% 1.1% 2008-12-22
October 2008 59.2% 0.6% 31.1% 5.4% 2.4% 1.1%
September 2008 60.2% 0.4% 31.2% 4.8% 2.4% 1.0% 2008-10-10
August 2008 59.4% 0.3% 33.0% 4.5% 2.6%
July 2008 60.4% 0.3% 32.2% 4.5% 2.4%
June 2008 60.5% 0.3% 31.4% 5.1% 2.5%
May 2008 61.7% 0.4% 30.7% 4.7% 2.4%
April 2008 64.5% 0.5% 28.9% 3.6% 2.4%
March 2008 65.0% 0.5% 28.8% 3.3% 2.3% 2008-04-30
February 2008 65.6% 0.5% 28.5% 3.2% 2.2%
January 2008 66.1% 0.5% 28.0% 3.2% 2.1%
December 2007 66.1% 0.5% 28.0% 3.3% 2.0%
November 2007 66.9% 0.5% 27.3% 3.2% 1.9%
October 2007 67.5% 0.4% 27.0% 3.1% 1.8%
September 2007 66.6% 0.3% 27.7% 3.4% 1.8% 2007-10-30
July 2–8, 2007 66.5% 0.3% 27.8% 3.5% 1.7% 2007-07-18

WebSideStory (USA, 1999-02 to 2006-06)

USA usage share data from: WebSideStory
Date Internet Explorer
Internet Explorer
Windows Internet Explorer is a series of graphical web browsers developed by Microsoft and included as part of the Microsoft Windows line of operating systems, starting in 1995. It was first released as part of the add-on package Plus! for Windows 95 that year...

Netscape
Netscape (web browser)
Netscape 7 was a series of proprietary cross-platform Internet suites created by Netscape Communications Corporation and then in-house by AOL to continue the Netscape series after Netscape 6. There were three main editions released from the Netscape 7 series; being Netscape 7.0, 7.1 and 7.2...

, Mozilla
Mozilla Application Suite
The Mozilla Application Suite is a cross-platform integrated Internet suite. Its development was initiated by Netscape Communications Corporation, before their acquisition by AOL. It is based on the source code of Netscape Communicator...

Firefox Source
June 2006 86.64% 9.95% July 19, 2006
January 5, 2006 87.63% 8.88% Jan. 12, 2006
November 4, 2005 88.16% 1.61% 8.13% November 10, 2005
September 23, 2005 88.46% 1.69% 7.86% September 27, 2005
April 29, 2005 88.86% 2.23% 6.75% May 10, 2005
February 18, 2005 89.85% 2.47% 5.69% Feb. 28, 2005
January 14, 2005 90.28% 2.64% 4.95%
December 3, 2004 91.80% 2.83% 4.06%
November 5, 2004 92.89% 2.95% 3.03%
October 8, 2004 93.21% 3.05% 2.66% December 13, 2004
June 4, 2004 95.48% 3.53%
August 26, 2002 95.97% 3.39% August 28, 2002
October 25, 2001 89.03% 10.47% October 31, 2001
April 25, 2001 86.61% 13.10% May 1, 2001
February 21, 2001 87.71% 12.01% February 22, 2001
June 18, 2000 86.08% 13.90%
August 2, 1999 75.31% 24.68% August 9, 1999
April 6, 1999 68.75% 29.46% April 7, 1999
March 1, 1999 66.90% 31.21% March 2, 1999
February 8, 1999 64.60% 33.43% February 22, 2001

GVU WWW user survey (1994-01 to 1998-10)

Usage share data from: GVU WWW user survey
Date Mosaic
Mosaic (web browser)
Mosaic is the web browser credited with popularizing the World Wide Web. It was also a client for earlier protocols such as FTP, NNTP, and gopher. Its clean, easily understood user interface, reliability, Windows port and simple installation all contributed to making it the application that opened...

Netscape Navigator
Netscape Navigator
Netscape Navigator was a proprietary web browser that was popular in the 1990s. It was the flagship product of the Netscape Communications Corporation and the dominant web browser in terms of usage share, although by 2002 its usage had almost disappeared...

Internet Explorer
Internet Explorer
Windows Internet Explorer is a series of graphical web browsers developed by Microsoft and included as part of the Microsoft Windows line of operating systems, starting in 1995. It was first released as part of the add-on package Plus! for Windows 95 that year...

Source
October 1998 64% 32.2% Primary Browser in 12 Months
April 1998 70% 22.7% Browser Expected to Use in 12 Months
October 1997 59.67% 15.13% Browser Expected to Use in 12 Months
April 1997 81.13% 12.13% Browser Expected to Use in 12 Months
October 1996 80.45% 12.18% Browser Expected to Use in 12 Months
April 1996 89.36% 3.76% Browser Expected to Use in 12 Months
April 1995 9% 54% Hal Berghel's Cybernautica - "A Web Monopoly"
October 1994 68% 18% Result Graph - Browser
January 1994 97% General Results Graphs

EWS Web Server at UIUC (1996 Q2 to 1998)

Usage share data from: EWS Web Server at UIUC
Date Mosaic
Mosaic (web browser)
Mosaic is the web browser credited with popularizing the World Wide Web. It was also a client for earlier protocols such as FTP, NNTP, and gopher. Its clean, easily understood user interface, reliability, Windows port and simple installation all contributed to making it the application that opened...

Internet Explorer
Internet Explorer
Windows Internet Explorer is a series of graphical web browsers developed by Microsoft and included as part of the Microsoft Windows line of operating systems, starting in 1995. It was first released as part of the add-on package Plus! for Windows 95 that year...

Netscape Navigator
Netscape Navigator
Netscape Navigator was a proprietary web browser that was popular in the 1990s. It was the flagship product of the Netscape Communications Corporation and the dominant web browser in terms of usage share, although by 2002 its usage had almost disappeared...

Source
1998 Q4 50.43% 46.87% Oct 1998, Nov 1998, Dec 1998
1998 Q3 47.90% 48.97% Jul 1998, Aug 1998, Sep 1998
1998 Q2 43.17% 53.57% Apr 1998, May 1998, Jun 1998
1998 Q1 39.67% 57.63% Jan 1998, Feb 1998, Mar 1998
1997 Q4 35.53% 62.23% Oct 1997, Nov 1997, Dec 1997
1997 Q3 32.40% 64.93% Jul 1997, Aug 1997, Sep 1997
1997 Q2 0.37% 27.67% 69.77% Apr 1997, May 1997, Jun 1997
1997 Q1 0.60% 22.87% 74.33% Jan 1997, Feb 1997, Mar 1997
1996 Q4 1.20% 19.07% 77.13% Oct 1996, Nov 1996, Dec 1996
1996 Q3 2.47% 13.97% 80.37% Jul 1996, Aug 1996, Sep 1996
1996 Q2 6.93% 9.60% 82.77% Apr 1996, May 1996, Jun 1996

ZD Market Intelligence (USA, 1997-01 to 1998-01)

Usage share data from: ZD Market Intelligence
Date Internet Explorer
Internet Explorer
Windows Internet Explorer is a series of graphical web browsers developed by Microsoft and included as part of the Microsoft Windows line of operating systems, starting in 1995. It was first released as part of the add-on package Plus! for Windows 95 that year...

Netscape Navigator
Netscape Navigator
Netscape Navigator was a proprietary web browser that was popular in the 1990s. It was the flagship product of the Netscape Communications Corporation and the dominant web browser in terms of usage share, although by 2002 its usage had almost disappeared...

Source
January 1998 39% 54% Behind the numbers: Browser market share
January 1997 21% 63%

Zona Research (USA, 1997-01 to 1998-07)

Usage share data from: Zona Research
Date Internet Explorer
Internet Explorer
Windows Internet Explorer is a series of graphical web browsers developed by Microsoft and included as part of the Microsoft Windows line of operating systems, starting in 1995. It was first released as part of the add-on package Plus! for Windows 95 that year...

Netscape Navigator
Netscape Navigator
Netscape Navigator was a proprietary web browser that was popular in the 1990s. It was the flagship product of the Netscape Communications Corporation and the dominant web browser in terms of usage share, although by 2002 its usage had almost disappeared...

Source
July 1998 45% 54% Behind the numbers: Browser market share
September 1997 36% 62%
January 1997 28% 70%

AdKnowledge (1998-01 to 1998-06)

Usage share data from: AdKnowledge
Date Internet Explorer
Internet Explorer
Windows Internet Explorer is a series of graphical web browsers developed by Microsoft and included as part of the Microsoft Windows line of operating systems, starting in 1995. It was first released as part of the add-on package Plus! for Windows 95 that year...

Netscape Navigator
Netscape Navigator
Netscape Navigator was a proprietary web browser that was popular in the 1990s. It was the flagship product of the Netscape Communications Corporation and the dominant web browser in terms of usage share, although by 2002 its usage had almost disappeared...

Source
June 1998 46% 52% Behind the numbers: Browser market share
March 1998 42% 57%
January 1998 36% 61%

Dataquest (1995 to 1997)

Usage share data from: Dataquest
Date Internet Explorer
Internet Explorer
Windows Internet Explorer is a series of graphical web browsers developed by Microsoft and included as part of the Microsoft Windows line of operating systems, starting in 1995. It was first released as part of the add-on package Plus! for Windows 95 that year...

Netscape Navigator
Netscape Navigator
Netscape Navigator was a proprietary web browser that was popular in the 1990s. It was the flagship product of the Netscape Communications Corporation and the dominant web browser in terms of usage share, although by 2002 its usage had almost disappeared...

Source
1997 39.4% 57.6% Browser wars: High price, huge rewards
1996 20% 73%
1995 2.9% 80.1%

International Data Corporation (US, 1996 to 1997)

Usage share data from: International Data Corporation
Date Internet Explorer
Internet Explorer
Windows Internet Explorer is a series of graphical web browsers developed by Microsoft and included as part of the Microsoft Windows line of operating systems, starting in 1995. It was first released as part of the add-on package Plus! for Windows 95 that year...

Netscape Navigator
Netscape Navigator
Netscape Navigator was a proprietary web browser that was popular in the 1990s. It was the flagship product of the Netscape Communications Corporation and the dominant web browser in terms of usage share, although by 2002 its usage had almost disappeared...

Source
1997 23% 51% Behind the numbers: Browser market share
1996 16% 55%

See also

  • Browser wars
    Browser wars
    Browser wars is a metaphorical term that refers to competitions for dominance in usage share in the web browser marketplace. The term is often used to denote two specific rivalries: the competition that saw Microsoft's Internet Explorer replace Netscape's Navigator as the dominant browser during...

  • Comparison of web browsers
    Comparison of web browsers
    The following tables compare general and technical information for a number of web browsers. Please see the individual products' articles for further information.-Historical web browsers:...

  • Layout engine
    Layout engine
    A web browser engine, , is a software component that takes marked up content and formatting information and displays the formatted content on the screen. It "paints" on the content area of a window, which is displayed on a monitor or a printer...

  • List of web browsers
  • Timeline of web browsers
  • Usage share
    Usage share
    Usage share refers to the relative market adoption of various products, for example:*Web browsers*BitTorrent clients*Operating systems*Web search engines*Instant messaging clients-See also:*Market share*Market value*Market power...

    , Market share
    Market share
    Market share is the percentage of a market accounted for by a specific entity. In a survey of nearly 200 senior marketing managers, 67 percent responded that they found the "dollar market share" metric very useful, while 61% found "unit market share" very useful.Marketers need to be able to...

  • Usage share of operating systems

External links

  • Chuck Upsdell's Browser Stats lists web stats from many different stats sources and gives the approximate current usage share of the most popular layout engines.
  • W3Schools' Browser Statistics lists the web stats only from the W3 Schools site, which gives the approximate usage share of browsers among "people with an interest for web technologies."