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Old 06. May 2010, 04:11 AM   #11 (permalink)
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You guys may be interested in the situation here at TSA so I've posted our browser figures for April 2010 and 2009.

Our users are of course more tech savvy than users as a whole but there are a couple of things worth noting.

First our high current percentage of Chrome users - 13%

Second Chrome's gain has come from Firefox users rather than Internet Explorer.

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TSA April 2010

1. Firefox
559,481 46.99%
2. Internet Explorer
376,883 31.66%
3. Chrome
158,948 13.35%
4. Opera
48,204 4.05%
5. Safari
34,332 2.88%
6. Mozilla
5,767 0.48%
7. Opera Mini
2,179 0.18%
8. SeaMonkey
1,613 0.14%
9. Mozilla Compatible Agent
999 0.08%
10. IE with Chrome Frame
449 0.04%


TSA April 2009

1. Firefox
370,316 55.46%
2. Internet Explorer
214,577 32.14%
3. Chrome
35,539 5.32%
4. Opera
30,578 4.58%
5. Safari
11,184 1.67%
6. Mozilla
3,434 0.51%
7. SeaMonkey
930 0.14%
8. Mozilla Compatible Agent
270 0.04%
9. Opera Mini
161 0.02%
10. Camino
151 0.02%

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Old 06. May 2010, 05:30 AM   #12 (permalink)
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I wonder how long it will take for governmental organizations, financial institutions such as banks, and other service providers in India to accept that other browsers can be better. They all seem to believe that Internet Explorer is the thing. Even more funny is the insistence on IE6.

What is not funny is that many of these sites do not function properly with other browsers.
I work in a IT MNC - most of our sites are meant to run only in IE - better few are meant to run only in IE6 - with huge effort we implemented IE7....IE 8 is distant dream.
Everyone knows IE is sad but for corporates its all about SLA driven support - Using IE > If tomorrow something goes wrong in the system - Microsoft doesn't get the chance to say its some third party software / browser causing this...

I feel IE still survives (specially in corporates) because of the "package" : Gold Partner, Integrated Solutions, Discounted software / OS - Package, SLA, Instant hotfixes (private) for gold partners etc....
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Firefox...Opera....Chrome...what are these? Many won't have heard of them.
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"First our high current percentage of Chrome users - 13%
Second Chrome's gain has come from Firefox users rather than Internet Explorer."
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I feel Chrome is way faster than FF (with add-ons) - so when visiting this site i use Chrome - as there no advertisements / flash Ads here - I am less concerned about security and more of speed.
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Old 06. May 2010, 05:52 AM   #14 (permalink)
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You guys may be interested in the situation here at TSA so I've posted our browser figures for April 2010 and 2009.

Our users are of course more tech savvy than users as a whole but there are a couple of things worse noting.

First our high current percentage of Chrome users - 13%

Second Chrome's gain has come from Firefox users rather than Internet Explorer.
Thanks for the info. I note that among the top five, Chrome and Safari experienced an increase.
  1. FF -8.47%
  2. IE -0.48%
  3. Chrome +8.03%
  4. Opera -0.53%
  5. Safari +1.21%
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Old 06. May 2010, 10:37 AM   #15 (permalink)
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I work in a IT MNC - most of our sites are meant to run only in IE - better few are meant to run only in IE6 - with huge effort we implemented IE7....IE 8 is distant dream.
Everyone knows IE is sad but for corporates its all about SLA driven support - Using IE > If tomorrow something goes wrong in the system - Microsoft doesn't get the chance to say its some third party software / browser causing this...

I feel IE still survives (specially in corporates) because of the "package" : Gold Partner, Integrated Solutions, Discounted software / OS - Package, SLA, Instant hotfixes (private) for gold partners etc....
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Firefox...Opera....Chrome...what are these? Many won't have heard of them.
Doesn't speak much for India as the intellectual powerhouse it loudly portrays itself to be.

However, with MS cracking the whip on licenses, some companies are restricting the number of PC's running MS Office and using OpenOffice.org instead.
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Be interesting to see if IE9, the most *standards compliant* version of IE ever, has any impact on the numbers a year from now. With webkit support and a supposedly super-fast javascript rendering engine they could regain some market share as well as solidify their corporate standing. Of course, the big glitch in the whole plan will be the adoption of Win7 since it is reported that IE9 will not operate on anything less than Vista. Hmmm......
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Be interesting to see if IE9, the most *standards compliant* version of IE ever, has any impact on the numbers a year from now. With webkit support and a supposedly super-fast javascript rendering engine they could regain some market share as well as solidify their corporate standing. Of course, the big glitch in the whole plan will be the adoption of Win7 since it is reported that IE9 will not operate on anything less than Vista. Hmmm......
Will there be versions for operating systems other than Windows (Apple, Linux)?
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Will there be versions for operating systems other than Windows (Apple, Linux)?
MS is pretty vague on their website. At this point in time they only support Vista with the platform upgrades and Win7, so my guess is that support for Apple and Linux will be absent in beta and RTM releases.

I'm humored by watching them jump around all excited about building in HTML5 support (which broke with the latest preview release), CSS3, SVG graphics and some other features.

The explanation that baffles me is the one they use to justify why they will only support Vista forward. They claim that the new IE uses advanced GPU resources which are not present in XP. Funny thing is that I use FF as my primary on an XP system and I access all the CSS3 and HTML5 functions just fine. Smells like bull droppings to me. If they want to force the upgrade to Win 7, why not just come out and *tell* people that? I would surely understand and not begrudge them if they simply said "we want you to buy our shiny new OS, so here is some software that only works on that shiny new OS as an incentive." But to hand out some bull about GPU's.....doesn't cut it for me.
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I remember burger joints and 7-11's having a No shoes, no shirts, no service policy. Perhaps, MS wants to have something similar with IE9 and the Internet!
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Doesn't speak much for India as the intellectual powerhouse it loudly portrays itself to be....

Sorry! forgot to add, 70% of the users are not from India, from India we provide the technology backbone.
Anyways I never looked at things from this angle....point was very few would know/care to use something other than IE.
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