Bits from Bill

Technology thoughts leaking from the brain of "Bill Pytlovany"

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Which Browser Version is Most Popular?

I’ve been closely following the popularity shifts as new browser versions are released.  I’ve watched as the use of both Internet Explorer 7 and Firefox 2.0 has grown mainly at the expense of their former versions.

While my percentages don’t always match up exactly with other web sites(including, the ratios are pretty consistant.  Here’s what my daily stats show for changes over the last couple months.

BrowserOct 25thDec 19th
Internet Explorer 7.x11.60%29.66%
Internet Explorer 6.x54.31%36.29%
IE 6+765.91%65.95%
Firefox 2.x2.75% 17.68%
Firefox 1.x24.74% 11.21%
Firefox 1+227.49% 28.89%


According to what I read at the Security Garden, the new one to watch could be Opera! Nintendo gave its blessing again to Opera today and will be making it available for download to the Wii™, video game systems (Click for more info)  Opera is currently available as a card for the Nintendo DS™

Opera Wii Comic Strip

Opera Software ASA based in Norway has been pushing its mobile web browser on cell phones and other non-PC devices.  Given the desktop competition from IE and Firefox this maybe its best bet for success. Click here for a list of current Opera devices.

BrowserOct 25thDec 19th
Opera all versions3.18%2.44%

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Didn't know where to post this -- I preferred to email you privately but cannot find ANY contact information.

I'm curious why my antivirus found a dialer from you? It neutralized it - but I was surprised that there was a dialer initiated with your billp name on it.

Can you please explain?

Thank you.
Love the dog! He's wonderful.

12:53 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Hi Susan,

You can always write to I would be interested in hearing what AntiVirus program you were using. What they reported was obviously a false-positive based on some kind of text string they found inside WinPatrol. There is no dial technology anywhere internal to WinPatrol.


1:29 PM  

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