lucy24 - 10:09 pm on Oct 3, 2012 (gmt 0)
Technical users are more aware of the issues with IE and tend to steer away from it.
You don't even need to go that deep. Technical users are more aware that there exists a type of application called a browser, and that it is in their power to find and install a different one.
otoh, highly technical users are also aware of UA spoofers and may dress up as MSIE 8 simply to avoid attracting notice ;)
:: wandering off to pursue line of inquiry prompted by the above ::
In one closely restricted-- but definitely human-- pool of users I get:
exactly 50% FF
32% Chrome* (gotta say this figure surprises me every time)
12% MSIE (8 or 9)
and the rest Safari, including mobiles
No Opera in the pool, though I know they exist.**
The OS is almost 80% Windows, with the rest split between Linux and Mac, including mobiles. No allowances made for spoofers.
* This figure includes the wise guy who asked for /humans.txt when he thought I wasn't looking.
** Psst! Time to close some tabs again!