Not to mention
Firefox is slaying the IE dragon (albeit very slowly).
All I can say is "Thank God" ANYONE who uses IE for authentication on websites should be sent back to computer-ed and have their surfing license ripped up.
Use of Apple's Safari browser grew in December to 7.93 per cent, up from 7.13 per cent in November, suggesting a parallel growth in adoption of Mac OS X, according to browser-usage figures released today by internet-analyst Net Applications. While use of Apple's browser is growing, Microsoft's Internet Explorer is sinking: …
... or could it be that more suckers updated their iTunes and didn't uncheck Safari? ;)
Anyway, it is interesting to see that IE is slowly, but surely, losing supermajority status in the browser market. It might mean that more average users are actually using Firefox/Opera/Chrome/Safari instead of sticking with the default tripe (IE).
Of course, it also means that there might be more suckers using AdBlock, which might mean that some ad-supported sites might start doing nasty stuff...
"Of course, it also means that there might be more suckers using AdBlock, which might mean that some ad-supported sites might start doing nasty stuff..."
Don't you think you've put the cart somewhere before the horse there? The likes of adblock [plus] came along because they were *already* doing nasty stuff. epilepsy-inducing flashing banners, floating uncloseable popups, popunders, unwelcome sounds suddenly blaring out, browser hangs while something phones home... Adblock was what they deserved.
"Use of Apple's Safari browser grew in December to 7.93 per cent, up from 7.13 per cent in November, suggesting a parallel growth in adoption of Mac OS X..."
And which marketing idiot came up with that "suggestion"? Increased usage of Safari, a browser available on multiple platforms (at least Mac OS X, iPhone, and MS Windows), speaks only of Safari. It says nothing about OS X. Using that logic, I could claim that increased Firefox usage suggests a parallel growth in adoption of Microsoft Windows 2000 Server. I don't make such a claim because I'm not an idiot.
However you are incapable of looking at the original data which is linked to in the article - OS X share also increased (again) this month in Net applications metrics, whereas Windows fell. Ergo, it is a reasonable assumption to make that increased use of Safari is partly if not largely down to increased use of Macs. Especially as the figures are available for the iPhone and iPod as separate OSes to Mac OS X and they do not see a significant jump in usage over the prior month to account for all that much of the increase in Safari's usage.
Therefore, one can only make the claim from the evidence that, yes you are in fact an idiot.
By all means don't count the computers people chose to spend THEIR OWN hard earned money on... yes, count the computers they're forced to use at work - that's how to count personal preference.
No, the point was that less people are at work, and therefore do more of their surfing at home.
That is, of course, you know of a way to tell a work computer from a home one?
Paris, cos it makes no difference where her noxt victim is