While Chrome has skyrocketed from 0 percent market share in August 2008 to over 25 percent last month, Apple’s web browser lingers somewhere between 5 and 8 percent, depending on what numbers you look at. While its growth seemed to stall out in late 2008/early 2009, Safari has been growing again since then. But it has been at a very slow, methodical pace compared to the Google browser.
Given the fact that both browsers are based on WebKit — a layout engine which was born out of Apple — why hasn’t it been Safari that has taken off, instead of Chrome?
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Msg#: 4401428 posted 3:27 am on Dec 26, 2011 (gmt 0)
Uhm... Because Safari isn't being promoted by every tentacle of a monopolistic octopus? The people who use Safari are the people who use MSIE. Well, except that they chose to go the extra mile-- or spend the extra $1000-- and buy a Mac in the first place ;)
Anyone got the rough stats at their fingertips? Percentage of Windows users whose browser is something other than MSIE, vs. percentage of Mac users whose browser is something other than Safari.
Hm. Percentage of Windows users who know what a browser is, vs. percentage of Mac users who know what a browser is. (You probably know I'm not kidding. "I don't know what a 'browser' is. Let me go on the internet and google the word.")