The Ten Most Popular Browsers on Technologizer

By  |  Monday, December 21, 2009 at 5:18 pm

Internet Explorer may remain the world’s most popular browser by most measures, but StatCounter is reporting some numbers that put Firefox on top. One particular version of Firefox, that is: 3.5, which StatCounter says is now the single most popular browser version in the world.

Doing the math by version number rather than for all versions of a particular browser radically shifts the result, since IE users as a lot are clearly the browser users least likely to promptly upgrade to a new version: IE 8, IE 7, and IE 6 are all still in wide use, presumably because IE remains the default browser in the Windows world, and plenty of folks who find themselves with a default never bother to change it. Which is why Microsoft must still go out of its way to urge people to upgrade from IE 6--an eight-year-old browser that dates from an era before there was a Firefox, a Safari, or a Chrome.

So how does browser usage by version break down among Technologizer visitors? Glad you asked. Here are the top ten browser versions–Firefox 3.5 has a humongous lead, Safari 4.0 is in second place, and IE doesn’t show up until third place. The numbers below are percentage of visits to the site over the past month…



5 Comments For This Post

  1. Trent Ryan Says:

    I assume you mean windows world, not word.

  2. Tech Says:

    Internet explorer is getting murdered.

  3. Stilgar Says:

    Meh, people who use FireFox are likely to also have the latest version…especially it’s built-in nagging. So if you look at browser use by name and not by version number, IE still wins. Not that this is a good thing, but that’s the way it is.

  4. Marc Says:

    Can you break it down by OS? Interesting to see how many Safari users are on Windows, Mac, and how many are on iPhones (where you can’t choose your browser).

  5. Gary Says:

    Have you encountered Web Freer. It looks nice but makes some claims that the normal user can't readily verify. Like increased encryption, more secure. Not that any browser is totally secure.