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For April 2009, this is what I'm seeing (site is aimed at a European audience in a non-technical field, percentages based on about 150k visits):
However on a different site, IE8 is under 3% and IE6 is still at nearly 20% - but for a site that is more likely to attract a business/corporate crowd. Anyone else seen similar shifts?
Internet Explorer 66.85%
IE breaks down as:
IE 7.0 65.52%
IE 6.0 32.38% <-- so many still, sigh.
IE 8.0 2.10%
If I look at the last month alone then IE 8.0 comes in at 4.5%.
visits, measured by Google Analytics
Internet Explorer: 66.97%
- IE7: 69.11% or 46.28% of total
- IE6: 24.85% or 16.64% of total
- IE8: 5.99% or 4.01% of total
all the rest is <1%
Interesting is to note on the OS part: a very high percentage of iphone and ipod users! with 1.5% of visits they beat the linux crowd with nearly double the usage.
To compare it with data a year older:
- IE7: 61.78% or 46.15% of total
- IE6: 38.05% or 28.42% of total
rest below 1%
Going from nearly 75% on a legacy browser to 63% in a year isn't bad, esp as the site still works properly in the legacy browsers. But I can't wait for legacy IE usage to be ignorable.
Probably true, since Win98/Win98SE/WinME users are stuck with MSIE6 forever (MSIE7 and MSIE 8 don't support these older OS versions). "Windows Genuine Advantage" guarantees that some number of unlicensed users will persist in using these old OS versions as long as they possibly can. We may just have to wait for those old machines to physically fail and be replaced... :(
Internet Explorer 72 %
7.0 at 51.8 %
8.0 at 13 %
6.0 at 7.1 %
FireFox 21.3 %
Firefox 3.0.8 at 14.2 %
Firefox 3.0 at 3.3%
Firefox 126.96.36.199 at 3.5%
Safari at 3.8%
Mozilla at 0.4%
Chrome at 0.2%
Opera at 0.2%
Thought Chrome would have a better set of numbers to display, but all of our other sites show it at a whopping 0.00%.
1) When MS pushes IE8 out as a critical update. This should happen fairly soon.
2) The release to market of Windows 7 with IE8 as a part of it. (Late this year, very early next.)
Of course, there is always the possibility that MS might decide to put some marketing dollars behind IE8 to raise awareness in the general user community - you never know.