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 1:19 pm on Jan 30, 2001 (gmt 0)

Hi all,

I am curious of statistics. Here is the ranking for browsers used on 23 French language sites here in Québec. I would like to compare with yours.

1- 56.5% MSIE v5
2- 33.9% Netscape v4
3- 3.7% MSIE v4
4- 1.9% Opera v4
5- 1.6% Netscape v5 (actually I am surprised some people use this)
6- 1.4% Opera v5
7- 0.4% AOL v5
8- 0.3% AOL v4
9- 0.2% iCAB
10- 0.1% Others (Lynx?

Post edited to add %. All sites from Art and culture or education.

Thank you

Edited by: Macguru



 3:38 pm on Jan 30, 2001 (gmt 0)

What I see here for my US client sites last month is

1. 68% IE 5
2. 21% NN 4
3. 8% IE 4
4. 1% NN 3

My guess is that the Netscape 4.0 is not accurate -- probably includes spiders, etc.

Every other browser (including Opera) is less than 1%. My reporting software doesn't record AOL browsers seperately. I only see the barest hint of Netscape 6.0 -- 0.23%


 4:56 pm on Jan 30, 2001 (gmt 0)

Souds like we have big fans of Netscape and Opera up here.


 12:07 am on Jan 31, 2001 (gmt 0)

Over here:

MSIE 40 33
Netscape Nav. 24 17

Browser Identification (User Agent)
1: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 5.0; Windows 98; DigExt)
2: Mozilla/4.76 [en] (X11; U; SunOS 5.8 sun4u)
3: Mozilla/4.73 [en] (X11; I; Linux 2.2.17 i586)
4: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 5.5; Windows 98)

Operating Systems:
Windows: 48% of requests39% of requests for pages
Unknown 38%54%
Unixoid 11% 5%
Mac PPC .9 .7
WebTV .3 .1


 2:29 pm on Jan 31, 2001 (gmt 0)

IE 3.x 520 0.59%
IE 4.x 8306 9.48%
Navigator 2.x 56 0.06%
Navigator 3.x 1182 1.35%
Navigator 4.x 17096 19.51%
NCSA Mosaic 0 0.00%
Lynx 0 0.00%
Other 3500 3.99%
IE 2.x 261 0.30%
IE 5.x 56231 64.18%
Navigator 5.x 8 0.01%
Navigator 6.x 449 0.51%
Opera 7 0.01%

Opera hits I assume are lumped in with IE 5 (I believe that is the default emulation (?)).



 3:52 pm on Jan 31, 2001 (gmt 0)


Thank you,

Now I am really curious! If it isn't to much to ask, can you mention wich program do you use to get all those rich details?

I believe you are right about Opera default emulation setting. Mine is set to Opera. I use it as my secondary browser since a few days. As soon I find a way to import all bookmarks and mail stuff from Netscape 4.7 fr, it will be my favorite browser.

Every time I get mail from Netscape a intrusive popup wants me to uprgrade to Netscape 6.
I tried it and it stinks. :(


 12:53 am on Feb 1, 2001 (gmt 0)

Yes, you have to look at raw strings for the word "opera" in the agent string. Most software mistakes the "opera" as an IE branding tag like "tucows" or "cnet" branded versions of IE and strip the string off.


 2:28 pm on Feb 1, 2001 (gmt 0)

>>can you mention wich program do you use

Sure Macguru it is here [mach5.com] . It has a 30 day demo. I am sure there are more complete solutions but for a mom and pop counting pennies it seemed to fit. I also hear a lot of people here mention a product named web trends (I believe?).



 5:41 pm on Feb 1, 2001 (gmt 0)

Thank you GWJ,

I will for sure give it a try. For sites that are hosted on "No access to log files" servers I use a freeware called LogIt Pro, time to move up now.

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