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来自W3Schools的统计,统计了目前全球主流浏览器的使用率,包括Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla , Google , Apple , Opera和Mozilla, Netscape等,统计的非常仔细,更细的精确到小版本,如从IE10-6,同事还统计了操作系统,分辨率和色深以及手机操作系统的使用率,一定程度上可以参考。

Browsers

Explorer Internet Explorer
Internet Explorer (IE) is a web browser from Microsoft. It was released in 1995 and is one of the most popular browsers today.
Firefox Firefox
Firefox is a web browser from Mozilla. It was released in 2004 and is one of the most popular browsers today.
Chrome Google Chrome
Google Chrome is a free, open-source web browser developed by Google. It was released in 2008, and is one of the most popular browsers today.
Safari Apple Safari
Safari is the default web browser for Mac systems. Safari is known for its sleek design.
Opera
Opera is a free, fast, small, and standards-compliant web browser. Opera is the preferred browser for a number of small devices like mobile phones and hand-held computers.
Mozilla Mozilla
The Mozilla Project has grown from the ashes of Netscape. Browsers based on Mozilla code are the largest browser-family on the Internet today.
Netscape Netscape
Netscape was the first commercial web browser. Netscape was released in 1994, but gradually lost its popularity to Internet Explorer. The development of Netscape officially ended in February 2008.

Browser Statistics Month by Month

2012 Internet Explorer Firefox Chrome Safari Opera
June 16.7 % 34.4 % 41.7 % 4.1 % 2.2 %
May 18.1 % 35.2 % 39.3 % 4.3 % 2.2 %
April 18.3 % 35.8 % 38.3 % 4.5 % 2.3 %
March 18.9 % 36.3 % 37.3 % 4.4 % 2.3 %
February 19.5 % 36.6 % 36.3 % 4.5 % 2.3 %
January 20.1 % 37.1 % 35.3 % 4.3 % 2.4 %
2011 Internet Explorer Firefox Chrome Safari Opera
December 20.2 % 37.7 % 34.6 % 4.2 % 2.5 %
November 21.2 % 38.1 % 33.4 % 4.2 % 2.4 %
October 21.7 % 38.7 % 32.3 % 4.2 % 2.4 %
September 22.9 % 39.7 % 30.5 % 4.0 % 2.2 %
August 22.4 % 40.6 % 30.3 % 3.8 % 2.3 %
July 22.0 % 42.0 % 29.4 % 3.6 % 2.4 %
June 23.2 % 42.2 % 27.9 % 3.7 % 2.4 %
May 24.9 % 42.4 % 25.9 % 4.0 % 2.4 %
April 24.3 % 42.9 % 25.6 % 4.1 % 2.6 %
March 25.8 % 42.2 % 25.0 % 4.0 % 2.5 %
February 26.5 % 42.4 % 24.1 % 4.1 % 2.5 %
January 26.6 % 42.8 % 23.8 % 4.0 % 2.5 %
2010 Internet Explorer Firefox Chrome Safari Opera
December 27.5 % 43.5 % 22.4 % 3.8 % 2.2 %
November 28.6 % 44.0 % 20.5 % 4.0 % 2.3 %
October 29.7 % 44.1 % 19.2 % 3.9 % 2.2 %
September 31.1 % 45.1 % 17.3 % 3.7 % 2.2 %
August 30.7 % 45.8 % 17.0 % 3.5 % 2.3 %
July 30.4 % 46.4 % 16.7 % 3.4 % 2.3 %
June 31.0 % 46.6 % 15.9 % 3.6 % 2.1 %
May 32.2 % 46.9 % 14.5 % 3.5 % 2.2 %
April 33.4 % 46.4 % 13.6 % 3.7 % 2.2 %
March 34.9 % 46.2 % 12.3 % 3.7 % 2.2 %
February 35.3 % 46.5 % 11.6 % 3.8 % 2.1 %
January 36.2 % 46.3 % 10.8 % 3.7 % 2.2 %
2009 Internet Explorer Firefox Chrome Safari Opera
December 37.2 % 46.4 % 9.8 % 3.6 % 2.3 %
November 37.7 % 47.0 % 8.5 % 3.8 % 2.3 %
October 37.5 % 47.5 % 8.0 % 3.8 % 2.3 %
September 39.6 % 46.6 % 7.1 % 3.6 % 2.2 %
August 39.3 % 47.4 % 7.0 % 3.3 % 2.1 %
July 39.4 % 47.9 % 6.5 % 3.3 % 2.1 %
June 40.7 % 47.3 % 6.0 % 3.1 % 2.1 %
May 41.0 % 47.7 % 5.5 % 3.0 % 2.2 %
April 42.1 % 47.1 % 4.9 % 3.0 % 2.2 %
March 43.3 % 46.5 % 4.2 % 3.1 % 2.3 %
February 43.6 % 46.4 % 4.0 % 3.0 % 2.2 %
January 44.8 % 45.5 % 3.9 % 3.0 % 2.3 %
2008 Internet Explorer Firefox Chrome Safari Opera
December 46.0 % 44.4 % 3.6 % 2.7 % 2.4 %
November 47.0 % 44.2 % 3.1 % 2.7 % 2.3 %
October 47.4 % 44.0 % 3.0 % 2.8 % 2.2 %
September 49.0 % 42.6 % 3.1 % 2.7 % 2.0 %
August 51.0 % 43.7 % 2.6 % 2.1 %
July 52.4 % 42.6 % 2.5 % 1.9 %
June 54.2 % 41.0 % 2.6 % 1.7 %
May 54.4 % 39.8 % 2.4 % 1.5 %
April 54.8 % 39.1 % 2.2 % 1.4 %
March 53.9 % 37.0 % 2.1 % 1.4 %
February 54.7 % 36.5 % 2.0 % 1.4 %
January 54.7 % 36.4 % 1.9 % 1.4 %
2007 Internet Explorer Firefox Mozilla Safari Opera
November 56.0 % 36.3 % 1.2 % 1.8 % 1.6 %
September 57.2 % 35.4 % 1.2 % 1.6 % 1.5 %
July 58.5 % 34.5 % 1.4 % 1.5 % 1.9 %
May 58.9 % 33.7 % 1.3 % 1.5 % 1.7 %
March 58.7 % 31.8 % 1.3 % 1.6 % 1.6 %
January 58.6 % 31.0 % 1.5 % 1.7 % 1.5 %
2006 Internet Explorer Firefox Mozilla Netscape Opera
November 60.6 % 29.9 % 2.5 % 0.2 % 1.5 %
September 62.1 % 27.3 % 2.3 % 0.4 % 1.6 %
July 62.4 % 25.5 % 2.3 % 0.4 % 1.4 %
May 63.0 % 25.7 % 2.3 % 0.3 % 1.5 %
March 64.7 % 24.5 % 2.4 % 0.5 % 1.5 %
January 66.0 % 25.0 % 3.1 % 0.5 % 1.6 %
2005 Internet Explorer Firefox Mozilla Netscape Opera
November 68.9 % 23.6 % 2.8 % 0.4 % 1.5 %
September 75.5 % 18.0 % 2.5 % 0.4 % 1.2 %
July 73.8 % 19.8 % 2.6 % 0.5 % 1.2 %
May 71.6 % 21.0 % 3.1 % 0.7 % 1.3 %
March 72.5 % 18.9 % 3.3 % 1.0 % 1.9 %
January 74.5 % 16.6 % 3.4 % 1.1 % 1.9 %
2004 Internet Explorer Mozilla Netscape Opera
November 76.2 % 16.5 % 1.7 % 1.6 %
September 79.0 % 13.7 % 2.0 % 1.7 %
July 80.4 % 12.6 % 2.2 % 1.6 %
May 81.9 % 9.5  % 2.4 % 1.6 %
March 82.8 % 7.9 % 2.8 % 1.4 %
January 84.7 % 5.5 % 2.4 % 1.5 %
2003 Internet Explorer Mozilla Netscape Opera
November 84.9 % 7.2 % 2.6 % 1.9 %
September 86.6 % 6.2 % 2.7 % 1.8 %
July 87.2 % 5.7 % 2.7 % 1.7 %
May 87.7 % 4.6 % 3.3 % 1.4 %
March 88.0 % 4.2 % 3.4 % 1.2 %
January 84.6 % 4.0 % 4.0 %
2002 Internet Explorer AOL Netscape
November 83.4 % 5.2 % 8.0 %
September 83.5 % 4.5 % 8.0 %
July 84.5 % 3.5 % 7.3 %
May 86.7 % 2.8 % 7.3 %
March 86.1 % 3.0 % 7.7 %
January 85.8 % 2.8 % 7.9 %

 

Internet Explorer Microsoft Internet Explorer
Firefox Mozilla Firefox (identified as Mozilla before 2005)
Chrome Google Chrome
Mozilla The Mozilla Suite (Gecko, Netscape)
Safari Safari (and Konqueror. Both identified as Mozilla before 2007)
Opera Opera (as of 2011, Opera Mini is included here)
Netscape Netscape Navigator (identified as Mozilla after 2006)
AOL America Online (based on both Internet Explorer and Mozilla)

Browsers that count for less than 0.5% are not listed.

OS Platform Statistics

Windows 7 and Windows XP are the most popular operating systems. The Windows family counts for over 80%:

2012 Win7 Vista NT* WinXP Linux Mac Mobile
June 53.2% 3.7% 1.1% 26.2% 5.0% 8.6% 1.6%
May 52.3% 3.9% 1.1% 26.8% 4.9% 9.0% 1.6%
April 51.3% 4.2% 1.0% 27.3% 4.9% 9.3% 1.5%
March 49.9% 4.3% 1.0% 28.9% 4.9% 8.9% 1.4%
February 48.7% 4.5% 0.8% 30.0% 5.0% 9.1% 1.3%
January 47.1% 4.8% 0.9% 31.4% 4.9% 9.0% 1.3%
2011 Win7 Vista Win2003 WinXP Linux Mac Mobile
December 46.1% 5.0% 0.7% 32.6% 4.9% 8.5% 1.2%
November 45.5% 5.2% 0.7% 32.8% 5.1% 8.8% 1.0%
October 44.7% 5.5% 0.7% 33.4% 5.0% 8.9% 1.0%
September 42.2% 5.6% 0.8% 36.2% 5.1% 8.6% 0.9%
August 40.4% 5.9% 0.8% 38.0% 5.2% 8.2% 0.9%
July 39.1% 6.3% 0.9% 39.1% 5.3% 7.8% 1.0%
June 37.8% 6.7% 0.9% 39.7% 5.2% 8.1% 0.9%
May 36.5% 7.1% 0.9% 40.7% 5.1% 8.3% 0.8%
April 35.9% 7.6% 0.9% 40.9% 5.1% 8.3% 0.8%
March 34.1% 7.9% 0.9% 42.9% 5.1% 8.0% 0.7%
February 32.2% 8.3% 1.0% 44.2% 5.1% 8.1% 0.7%
January 31.1% 8.6% 1.0% 45.3% 5.0% 7.8% 0.7%
2010 Win7 Vista Win2003 WinXP W2000 Linux Mac
December 29.1% 8.9% 1.1% 47.2% 0.2% 5.0% 7.3%
November 28.5% 9.5% 1.1% 47.0% 0.2% 5.0% 7.7%
October 26.8% 9.9% 1.1% 48.9% 0.3% 4.7% 7.6%
September 24.3% 10.0% 1.1% 51.7% 0.3% 4.6% 7.2%
August 22.3% 10.5% 1.3% 53.1% 0.4% 4.9% 6.7%
July 20.6% 10.9% 1.3% 54.6% 0.4% 4.8% 6.5%
June 19.8% 11.7% 1.3% 54.6% 0.4% 4.8% 6.8%
May 18.9% 12.4% 1.3% 55.3% 0.4% 4.5% 6.7%
April 16.7% 13.2% 1.3% 56.1% 0.5% 4.5% 7.1%
March 14.7% 13.7% 1.4% 57.8% 0.5% 4.5% 6.9%
February 13.0% 14.4% 1.4% 58.4% 0.6% 4.6% 7.1%
January 11.3% 15.4% 1.4% 59.4% 0.6% 4.6% 6.8%
2009 Win7 Vista Win2003 WinXP W2000 Linux Mac
December 9.0% 16.0% 1.4% 61.6% 0.6% 4.5% 6.5%
November 6.7% 17.5% 1.4% 62.2% 0.7% 4.3% 6.7%
October 4.4% 18.6% 1.5% 63.3% 0.7% 4.2% 6.8%
September 3.2% 18.3% 1.5% 65.2% 0.8% 4.1% 6.5%
August 2.5% 18.1% 1.6% 66.2% 0.9% 4.2% 6.1%
July 1.9% 17.7% 1.7% 67.1% 1.0% 4.3% 6.0%
June 1.6% 18.3% 1.7% 66.9% 1.0% 4.2% 5.9%
May 1.1% 18.4% 1.7% 67.2% 1.1% 4.1% 6.1%
April 0.7% 17.9% 1.7% 68.0% 1.2% 4.0% 6.1%
March 0.5% 17.3% 1.7% 68.9% 1.3% 4.0% 5.9%
February 0.4% 17.2% 1.6% 69.0% 1.4% 4.0% 6.0%
January 0.2% 16.5% 1.6% 69.8% 1.6% 3.9% 5.8%
2008 Vista W2003 WinXP W2000 Win98 Linux Mac
December 15.6% 1.7% 71.4% 1.7% 0.1% 3.8% 5.3%
November 15.1% 1.6% 72.0% 1.8% 0.1% 3.8% 5.3%
October 14.4% 1.7% 72.2% 1.9% 0.2% 3.8% 5.5%
September 13.2% 1.8% 73.3% 2.2% 0.2% 3.8% 5.2%
August 12.5% 1.9% 73.9% 2.4% 0.2% 3.9% 4.9%
July 11.5% 2.0% 74.7% 2.6% 0.2% 3.9% 4.8%
June 10.0% 1.9% 74.6% 2.6% 0.2% 3.7% 4.8%
May 9.3% 1.8% 74.0% 2.9% 0.3% 3.6% 4.7%
April 8.8% 1.9% 73.3% 3.3% 0.5% 3.7% 4.6%
March 8.5% 1.9% 72.7% 3.7% 0.6% 3.9% 4.4%
February 7.8% 1.8% 72.4% 4.0% 0.8% 3.8% 4.3%
January 7.3% 1.9% 73.6% 4.0% 0.8% 3.6% 4.4%
2007 Vista W2003 WinXP W2000 Win98 Linux Mac
November 6.3% 2.0% 73.8% 5.1% 1.0% 3.3% 3.9%
September 4.5% 2.0% 74.3% 5.4% 0.9% 3.4% 3.9%
July 3.6% 2.0% 74.6% 6.0% 0.9% 3.4% 4.0%
May 2.8% 1.9% 75.0% 6.5% 0.9% 3.4% 3.9%
March 1.9% 1.9% 76.0% 7.2% 0.9% 3.4% 3.8%
January 0.6% 1.9% 76.1% 7.7% 1.0% 3.6% 3.8%
2006 Win2003 WinXP W2000 Win98 WinNT Linux Mac
November 1.9% 74.9% 8.0% 1.0% 0.3% 3.5% 3.6%
September 2.0% 74.6% 9.2% 1.4% 0.3% 3.5% 3.6%
July 2.0% 74.3% 10.1% 1.5% 0.3% 3.4% 3.6%
May 2.0% 74.2% 10.7% 1.6% 0.2% 3.4% 3.6%
March 1.8% 72.9% 11.9% 2.0% 0.3% 3.4% 3.5%
January 1.7% 72.3% 13.1% 2.4% 0.3% 3.3% 3.5%
2005 Win2003 WinXP W2000 Win98 WinNT Linux Mac
November 1.7% 71.0% 14.6% 2.7% 0.4% 3.3% 3.3%
September 1.7% 69.2% 15.8% 3.2% 0.5% 3.3% 3.1%
July 1.6% 65.3% 17.7% 3.9% 0.6% 3.5% 3.0%
May 1.4% 64.5% 19.4% 3.9% 0.8% 3.3% 2.9%
March 1.4% 63.1% 20.2% 4.7% 0.9% 3.2% 3.0%
January 1.2% 61.3% 21.6% 5.3% 1.0% 3.2% 2.8%
2004 WinXP W2000 Win98 WinNT Win95 Linux Mac
November 59.1% 23.7% 5.6% 1.2% 0.1% 3.1% 2.7%
September 55.9% 26.2% 6.4% 1.5% 0.2% 3.1% 2.6%
July 52.5% 28.4% 7.5% 1.9% 0.2% 3.1% 2.4%
May 51.0% 29.6% 8.2% 2.0% 0.3% 2.9% 2.5%
March 48.0% 31.1% 9.4% 2.4% 0.4% 2.6% 2.4%
January 44.1% 33.6% 10.4% 3.0% 0.4% 2.7% 2.4%
2003 WinXP W2000 Win98 WinNT Win95 Linux Mac
November 42.6% 36.3% 10.9% 3.5% 0.4% 2.6% 2.2%
September 38.0% 37.9% 12.1% 4.1% 0.5% 2.4% 2.0%
July 33.9% 40.6% 12.6% 5.3% 0.6% 2.3% 1.9%
May 31.4% 41.0% 13.9% 5.8% 0.7% 2.2% 1.8%
March 29.1% 41.9% 14.8% 6.6% 0.8% 2.2% 1.8%

Platforms that count for less than 0.5% are not listed.

* NT includes all Windows Server operating systems (like Windows 2000, Windows Server 2003 and 2008)

Screen Resolution

Today, most visitors are using a screen resolution higher than 1024×768 pixels:

Date Higher 1024×768 800×600 640×480 Other
January 2012 85% 13% 1% 0% 1%
January 2011 85% 14% 0% 0% 1%
January 2010 76% 20% 1% 0% 3%
January 2009 57% 36% 4% 0% 3%
January 2008 38% 48% 8% 0% 6%
January 2007 26% 54% 14% 0% 6%
January 2006 17% 57% 20% 0% 6%
January 2005 12% 53% 30% 0% 5%
January 2004 10% 47% 37% 1% 5%
January 2003 6% 40% 47%     2% 5%
January 2002  6% 34% 52% 3% 5%
January 2001  5% 29% 55% 6% 5%
January 2000  4% 25% 56% 11% 4%

 


Color Depth

The current trend is that most computers use 24 or 32 bits hardware to display 16,777,216 different colors.

Older computers often use 16 bits display hardware, which gives a maximum of 65,536 different colors.

Very old computers use 8 bits color hardware, which gives a maximum of 256 colors.

Date 16,777,216 65,536 256
January 2012 98% 2% 0%
January 2011 97% 3% 0%
January 2010 97% 3% 0%
January 2009 95% 4% 1%
January 2008 90% 8% 2%
January 2007 86% 11% 2%
January 2006 81% 16% 3%
January 2005 72% 25% 3%
January 2004 65% 31% 4%
January 2003 51%  44% 5%
January 2002 43% 50% 7%
January 2001 37% 55% 8%
January 2000 34% 54% 12%

The following table is a breakdown of the resolutions higher than 1024×768 from our Browser Display Statistics:

Resolution January 2012
1366×768 18.7 %
1280×1024 11.5 %
1280×800 10.7 %
1920×1080 8.1 %
1440×900 8.1 %
1680×1050 6.5 %
1600×900 3.8 %
1920×1200 3.0 %
1360×768 2.0 %
1280×768 1.3 %
Other high resolutions 11.7 %
Sum 85.4 %

 

Resolution January 2011
1280×1024 14.8 %
1280×800 14.4 %
1366×768 10.1 %
1440×900 9.9 %
1680×1050 9.2 %
1920×1080 6.2 %
1920×1200 4.5 %
1600×900 2.5 %
1152×864 1.5 %
1360×768 1.3 %
Other high resolutions 10.7 %
Sum 85.1 %

 

Resolution January 2010
1280×1024 18.2 %
1280×800 17.3 %
1440×900 10.5 %
1680×1050 10.0 %
1920×1200 4.6 %
1366×768 3.6 %
1920×1080 2.3 %
1152×864 2.1 %
1600×1200 1.4 %
1280×768 1.2 %
Other high resolutions 4.8 %
Sum 76.0 %

Mobile Devices Statistics

The following table is a breakdown of the Mobile numbers from our OS Platform Statistics:

2012 Total iOS * Android Others
June 1.63 % 0.90 % 0.52 % 0.21 %
May 1.57 % 0.88 % 0.50 % 0.19 %
April 1.47 % 0.83 % 0.45 % 0.19 %
March 1.40 % 0.78 % 0.44 % 0.18 %
February 1.27 % 0.71 % 0.39 % 0.17 %
January 1.25 % 0.70 % 0.38 % 0.17 %

 

2011 Total iPhone iPad iPod Android Others
December 1.17 % 0.20 % 0.39 % 0.04 % 0.35 % 0.19 %
November 1.02 % 0.19 % 0.36 % 0.04 % 0.30 % 0.13 %
October 0.96 % 0.19 % 0.33 % 0.04 % 0.28 % 0.12 %
September 0.89 % 0.17 % 0.30 % 0.04 % 0.25 % 0.13 %
August 0.91 % 0.19 % 0.30 % 0.05 % 0.24 % 0.13 %
July 0.95 % 0.20 % 0.31 % 0.06 % 0.24 % 0.14 %
June 0.87 % 0.19 % 0.30 % 0.05 % 0.21 % 0.12 %
May 0.80 % 0.20 % 0.25 % 0.05 % 0.19 % 0.11 %
April 0.78 % 0.20 % 0.25 % 0.05 % 0.18 % 0.10 %
March 0.70 % 0.18 % 0.21 % 0.06 % 0.16 % 0.09 %
February 0.66 % 0.18 % 0.19 % 0.06 % 0.14 % 0.09 %
January 0.65 % 0.18 % 0.20 % 0.06 % 0.13 % 0.08 %

* iOS is the operating system for Apple mobile devices (like iPhone, iPad and iPod)

Internet Explorer

Internet Explorer

Internet Explorer is a free web browser from Microsoft.

Internet Explorer was released in 1995 and is one of the most popular browsers today.

 

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Internet Explorer Statistics

The following table is a breakdown of the Internet Explorer numbers from our Browsers Statistics:

2012 Total IE 10 (beta) IE 9 IE 8 IE 7 IE 6
June 16.7 % 0.1 % 6.1 % 8.0 % 1.9 % 0.6 %
May 18.1 % 0.1 % 6.5 % 8.8 % 2.1 % 0.6 %
April 18.3 % 0.1 % 6.4 % 8.8 % 2.3 % 0.7 %
March 18.9 % 0.0 % 6.1 % 9.4 % 2.5 % 0.9 %
February 19.5 % 0.0 % 5.7 % 10.2 % 2.6 % 1.0 %
January 20.1 % 0.1 % 5.3 % 10.5 % 3.1 % 1.1 %
2011 Total IE 9 IE 8 IE 7 IE 6
December 20.2 % 5.1 % 10.7 % 3.2 % 1.2 %
November 21.2 % 5.1 % 11.5 % 3.4 % 1.2 %
October 21.7 % 5.1 % 11.8 % 3.5 % 1.3 %
September 22.9 % 4.8 % 12.4 % 3.9 % 1.8 %
August 22.5 % 4.2 % 11.9 % 4.2 % 2.0 %
July 22.0 % 3.9 % 11.7 % 4.1 % 2.3 %
June 23.2 % 3.6 % 12.9 % 4.4 % 2.3 %
May 24.9 % 3.1 % 14.1 % 5.3 % 2.4 %
April 24.3 % 2.1 % 14.8 % 4.9 % 2.5 %
March 25.8 % 1.1 % 16.3 % 5.4 % 3.0 %
February 26.5 % 0.6 % 16.7 % 5.7 % 3.5 %
January 26.6 % 0.5 % 16.6 % 5.7 % 3.8 %
2010 Total IE 9 IE 8 IE 7 IE 6
December 27.5 % 0.5 % 16.5 % 6.1 % 4.4 %
November 28.6 % 0.4 % 17.6 % 6.5 % 4.1 %
October 29.7 % 0.4 % 17.3 % 7.2 % 4.8 %
September 31.1 % 0.2 % 17.3 % 8.0 % 5.6 %
August 30.7 % 16.2 % 7.8 % 6.7 %
July 30.4 % 15.6 % 7.6 % 7.2 %
June 31.0 % 15.7 % 8.1 % 7.2 %
May 32.2 % 16.0 % 9.1 % 7.1 %
April 33.4 % 16.2 % 9.3 % 7.9 %
March 34.9 % 15.3 % 10.7 % 8.9 %
February 35.3 % 14.7 % 11.0 % 9.6 %
January 36.2 % 14.3 % 11.7 % 10.2 %
2009 Total IE 8 IE 7 IE 6
December 37.2 % 13.5 % 12.8 % 10.9 %
November 37.7 % 13.3 % 13.3 % 11.1 %
October 37.5 % 12.8 % 14.1 % 10.6 %
September 39.6 % 12.2 % 15.3 % 12.1 %
August 39.3 % 10.6 % 15.1 % 13.6 %
July 39.4 % 9.1 % 15.9 % 14.4 %
June 40.7 % 7.1 % 18.7 % 14.9 %
May 41.0 % 5.2 % 21.3 % 14.5 %
April 42.1 % 3.5 % 23.2 % 15.4 %
March 43.3 % 1.4 % 24.9 % 17.0 %
February 43.6 % 0.8 % 25.4 % 17.4 %
January 44.8 % 0.6 % 25.7 % 18.5 %
2008 Total IE 7 IE 6 IE 5
December 46.0 % 26.1 % 19.6 % 0.3 %
November 47.0 % 26.6 % 20.0 % 0.4 %
October 47.4 % 26.9 % 20.2 % 0.3 %
September 49.0 % 26.3 % 22.3 % 0.4 %
August 51.0 % 26.0 % 24.5 % 0.5 %
July 52.4 % 26.4 % 25.3 % 0.7 %
June 54.2 % 27.0 % 26.5 % 0.7 %
May 54.4 % 26.5 % 27.3 % 0.6 %
April 54.8 % 24.9 % 28.9 % 1.0 %
March 53.9 % 23.3 % 29.5 % 1.1 %
February 54.7 % 22.7 % 30.7 % 1.3 %
January 54.7 % 21.2 % 32.0 % 1.5 %
2007 Total IE 7 IE 6 IE 5
November 56.0 % 20.8 % 33.6 % 1.6 %
September 57.2 % 20.8 % 34.9 % 1.5 %
July 58.5 % 20.1 % 36.9 % 1.5 %
May 58.9 % 19.2 % 38.1 % 1.6 %
March 58.7 % 18.0 % 38.7 % 2.0 %
January 58.6 % 13.3 % 42.3 % 3.0 %
2006 Total IE 7 IE 6 IE 5
November 60.6 % 7.1 % 49.9 % 3.6 %
September 62.1 % 2.5 % 55.6 % 4.0 %
July 62.4 % 1.9 % 56.3 % 4.2 %
May 63.0 % 1.1 % 57.4 % 4.5 %
March 64.7 % 0.6 % 58.8 % 5.3 %
January 66.0 % 0.2 % 60.3 % 5.5 %
2005 Total IE 6 IE 5
November 68.9 % 62.7 % 6.2 %
September 75.5 % 69.8 % 5.7 %
July 73.8 % 67.9 % 5.9 %
May 71.6 % 64.8 % 6.8 %
March 72.5 % 63.6 % 8.9 %
January 74.5 % 64.8 % 9.7 %
2004 Total IE 6 IE 5
November 76.2 % 66.0 % 10.2 %
September 79.0 % 67.8 % 11.2 %
July 80.4 % 67.2 % 13.2 %
May 81.9 % 68.1 % 13.8 %
March 82.8 % 68.2 % 14.6 %
January 84.7 % 68.9 % 15.8 %
2003 Total IE 6 IE 5
November 84.9 % 71.2 % 13.7 %
September 86.6 % 69.7 % 16.9 %
July 87.2 % 66.9 % 20.3 %
May 87.7 % 65.0 % 22.7 %
March 88.0 % 63.4 % 24.6 %
January 84.6 % 55.3 % 29.3 %
2002 Total IE 6 IE 5 IE4
November 83.4 % 53.5 % 29.9 %
September 83.5 % 49.1 % 34.4 %
July 85.0 % 44.4 % 40.1 % 0.5%
May 87.4 % 40.7 % 46.0 % 0.7%
March 86.8 % 36.7 % 49.4 % 0.7%
January 86.8 % 30.1 % 55.7 % 1.0%

These statistics are based on W3Schools users.


Internet Explorer 9

Internet Explorer 9 was released in March 2011.

New features:

  • Revamped Interface – Gives you the basic controls and puts the focus on site viewing
  • Breezing Fast Speed – IE9 is much faster than its previous IE versions. Hardware-accelerated text, video and graphics speed up performance that makes websites perform like programs installed on your computer. Also, IE9 uses video card to make everything faster
  • Pin Websites To Windows 7 Taskbar – Microsoft have partnership with sites like Facebook, Twitter and Pandora which allows you to see own taskbar complete with jumplist support
  • Unified Address Bar – The address bar is a unified box for navigating the site or start a search
  • Redesigned New Tab Page – Gives a quick access to the sites you visit often. You can also reopen closed tabs, or your last browsing session, or start a new InPrivate browsing session
  • Improved Add-on Management – A new feature called Add-on Performance Adviser gives you an idea about which add-on is slowing down your browsers and allows you to remove it
  • Better Privacy Features – The tracking protection feature enables you to limit the sites that can track your information
  • Better HTML5/CSS3 Support – IE9 also supports SVG and Canvas graphics
  • New Download Manager – Allows you to view files that are downloading through your browser, and notifies when a file is malicious or contains viruses. It also helps you to pause any of the download and resume it later.
  • Enhanced Tab Management – You can easily move tabs between windows by tearing them from one window to another. After placing your tab in a new windows it won’t reload the page.

Internet Explorer 8

Internet Explorer 8 was released in March 2009.

New features:

  • Accelerators – quick access to web services. E.g. On a restaurant web site, click within the page to get maps, news, information, or share it on Facebook
  • Web Slice – keep up with changes to the sites you care about most
  • Compatibility View – shows the page as in IE7
  • Search Suggestions – get suggested content as you type
  • New Tab features – reopen accidentally closed tabs, and group related tabs together with color codes
  • Tab isolation – prevents a faulty web site from crashing the whole browser. Only the tab with the error will close
  • InPrivate Browsing – browse the web without saving any data (like passwords, cookies, browsing history, etc.)
  • SmartScreen Filter – protects you against installation of malware, or malicious software which can compromise your data, privacy, and identity, and also damaging your computer and valuable data

IE 8 has full support for CSS 2.1. In addition, it has fixed many cross-browser inconsistencies such as get/set/removeAttribute, default attributes, Attribute object and the <q> tag.


Internet Explorer 7

Internet Explorer 7.0 was released in November 2006. IE7 was the standard browser in Windows XP with Service Pack 2.

New features:

  • Advanced printing – automatically scales a webpage for printing
  • Instant Search box
  • Favorites Center
  • RSS feeds – automatically detects RSS feeds
  • Tabbed browsing – view multiple sites in a single browser window
  • Quick Tabs
  • Tab Groups
  • Page zoom

Internet Explorer for Macintosh

Microsoft ended support for Internet Explorer for Mac on December 31st, 2005.

Mac users are recommended to use other browsers, such as Apple’s Safari.


Older Internet Explorer Versions

IE 6.0 (released in 2001). Was the standard browser in Windows XP.

IE 5.5 (released in 2000) Support for XML/XSL, CSS, print preview and HTC behaviors.

IE 5.0 (released in 1999) The first major browser with XML support.

IE 4.0 (released in 1997). Support for CSS and DOM.

IE 3.0 (released in 1996) is now used by less than 0.1%.

IE 2.0 (released in 1995). It is too old. Nobody uses it.

IE 1.0 (released in 1995). Does anyone remember it?

The Firefox Browser

Firefox

Firefox is a free, open-source web browser from Mozilla.

Firefox is one of the most popular internet browsers today.

Firefox is available for Windows 98, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Mac OS X, and Linux.

Download Firefox


Firefox Statistics

The following table is a breakdown of the Firefox numbers from our Browsers Statistics:

2012 Total FF 14 FF 13 FF 12 FF 11 FF 10 FF 9 FF 8 FF4-7 FF 3.6 Other
June 34.4% 0.6% 12.1% 12.5% 1.6% 1.5% 0.8% 0.7% 2.0% 1.8% 0.8%
May 35.2% 0.1% 0.8% 21.4% 3.8% 1.7% 1.0% 0.9% 2.5% 2.3% 0.7%
April 35.8% 0.1% 2.6% 21.6% 2.4% 1.4% 1.1% 2.7% 3.1% 0.8%
March 36.3% 0.3% 9.1% 15.1% 2.2% 1.5% 3.5% 3.7% 0.9%
February 37.1% 0.1% 0.6% 16.8% 7.4% 2.2% 4.3% 4.3% 1.4%
January 37.1% 0.1% 0.8% 17.8% 7.2% 5.2% 5.0% 1.1%
2011 Total FF 9 FF 8 FF 7 FF 6 FF 5 FF 4 FF 3.6 FF 3.5 FF 3.0 Other
December 37.7% 1.8% 22.8% 2.1% 1.5% 1.2% 1.3% 5.6% 0.6% 0.5% 0.3%
November 38.1% 0.4% 12.7% 11.5% 2.2% 1.5% 1.5% 6.9% 0.6% 0.5% 0.3%
October 38.7% 0.6% 19.8% 5.1% 2.0% 1.8% 7.9% 0.7% 0.5% 0.3%
September 39.7% 1.5% 22.2% 3.1% 2.2% 9.0% 0.7% 0.7% 0.3%
August 40.6% 9.5% 15.9% 2.9% 10.3% 0.8% 0.8% 0.4%
July 42.0% 0.6% 23.2% 4.6% 11.5% 0.9% 0.9% 0.3%
June 42.2% 5.6% 21.5% 12.3% 1.5% 0.9% 0.4%
May 42.4% 0.3% 23.4% 15.6% 1.8% 1.0% 0.3%
April 42.9% 15.7% 23.8% 2.1% 1.1% 0.2%
March 42.2% 5.2% 32.9% 2.5% 1.3% 0.3%
February 42.4% 1.9% 35.8% 2.9% 1.5% 0.3%
January 42.8% 1.5% 36.1% 3.1% 1.7% 0.4%
2010 Total FF 4 FF 3.6 FF 3.5 FF 3.0 Other
December 43.5% 1.1% 36.5% 3.5% 2.0% 0.4%
November 44.0% 0.8% 36.9% 3.8% 2.0% 0.5%
October 44.4% 0.7% 36.2% 4.5% 2.4% 0.6%
September 45.1% 0.8% 35.3% 5.6% 2.9% 0.5%
August 45.8% 0.6% 35.2% 6.1% 3.1% 0.6%
July 46.4% 0.4% 34.5% 7.3% 3.6% 0.6%
June 46.6% 32.7% 9.1% 4.0% 0.8%
May 46.9% 31.7% 10.0% 4.4% 0.8%
April 46.4% 29.4% 11.5% 4.6% 0.9%
March 46.2% 22.1% 17.6% 5.6% 0.9%
February 46.5% 10.5% 28.5% 6.5% 1.0%
January 46.3% 2.2% 34.2% 8.6% 1.3%
2009 Total FF 3.5 FF 3.0 FF 2.0 Other
December 46.4% 33.3% 11.2% 1.2% 0.7%
November 47.0% 31.4% 13.6% 1.5% 0.5%
October 47.5% 29.8% 15.7% 1.6% 0.4%
September 46.6% 27.3% 17.2% 1.8% 0.3%
August 47.4% 21.0% 24.0% 1.9% 0.5%
July 47.9% 12.1% 33.3% 1.9% 0.6%
June 47.3% 1.2% 43.4% 2.3% 0.4%
May 47.7% 44.3% 2.9% 0.5%
April 47.1% 43.4% 2.8% 0.9%
March 46.5% 42.2% 3.0% 1.3%
February 46.4% 41.5% 3.8% 1.1%
January 45.5% 39.5% 4.6% 1.4%
2008 Total FF 3.0 FF 2.0 FF 1.5 Mozilla
December 44.7% 38.1% 6.2% 0.1% 0.3%
November 44.6% 35.9% 8.0% 0.3% 0.4%
October 44.5% 34.9% 8.7% 0.4% 0.5%
September 43.1% 31.9% 10.1% 0.6% 0.5%
August 44.2% 25.5% 17.5% 0.7% 0.5%
July 43.1% 20.7% 21.1% 0.8% 0.5%
June 41.5% 8.9% 31.2% 0.9% 0.5%
May 40.5% 2.9% 35.9% 1.0% 0.7%

What is Google Chrome?

Chrome

Google Chrome is a free, open-source web browser developed by Google. It was released in 2008, and has grown to be one of the most popular browsers today.

When Google decided to make a browser, they wanted to completely rethink the browser, as browsing now is very different from browsing simple text pages. Now we email, shop, pay bills, and run large application in our browsers.

Download Chrome


Google Chrome Statistics

The following table is a breakdown of the Google Chrome numbers from our Browsers Statistics:

2012 Total C 21 C 20 C 19 C 18 C 17 C 16 C 15 C 14 Older
June 41.7% 0.4% 1.6% 35.4% 1.5% 0.7% 0.4% 0.3% 0.3% 1.1%
May 39.3% 0.1% 0.5% 15.8% 19.8% 0.9% 0.5% 0.3% 0.3% 1.1%
April 38.3% 0.3% 0.9% 31.3% 3.4% 0.6% 0.3% 0.3% 1.2%
March 37.3% 0.6% 1.5% 31.9% 1.0% 0.4% 0.4% 1.5%
February 36.3% 0.3% 0.9% 17.1% 15.3% 0.6% 0.5% 1.6%
January 35.3% 0.3% 1.1% 30.5% 1.1% 0.6% 1.7%
2011 Total C 17 C 16 C 15 C 14 C 13 C 12 C 11 C 10 C 9 C 8 Older
December 34.6% 0.7% 13.4% 17.8% 0.9% 0.4% 0.4% 0.2% 0.2% 0.1% 0.1% 0.4%
November 33.4% 0.4% 1.0% 28.1% 1.6% 0.5% 0.5% 0.2% 0.2% 0.1% 0.1% 0.7%
October 32.3% 0.5% 3.3% 25.5% 0.9% 0.8% 0.3% 0.3% 0.1% 0.1% 0.5%
September 30.5% 0.7% 11.2% 16.0% 1.1% 0.3% 0.3% 0.1% 0.1% 0.7%
August 30.3% 0.3% 1.0% 21.2% 6.0% 0.5% 0.3% 0.1% 0.2% 0.7%
July 29.4% 0.7% 1.2% 25.3% 0.7% 0.4% 0.2% 0.2% 0.7%
June 27.9% 0.2% 0.8% 17.3% 7.6% 0.8% 0.2% 0.2% 0.8%
May 25.9% 0.3% 1.1% 21.0% 2.2% 0.3% 0.3% 0.7%
April 25.6% 0.6% 1.9% 21.3% 0.6% 0.4% 0.8%
March 25.0% 0.1% 0.8% 14.8% 7.7% 0.6% 1.0%
February 24.1% 0.2% 0.9% 17.0% 4.8% 1.2%
January 23.8% 0.7% 1.3% 20.4% 1.4%
2010 Total C 9 C 8 C 7 C 6 C 5 C 4 Older
December 22.4% 1.2% 16.6% 3.5% 0.4% 0.4% 0.2% 0.1%
November 20.5% 0.6% 0.9% 17.7% 0.7% 0.4% 0.2% 0.0%
October 19.2% 0.3% 5.6% 12.3% 0.6% 0.2% 0.2%
September 17.3% 0.6% 11.4% 4.9% 0.3% 0.1%
August 17.0% 0.1% 1.3% 15.1% 0.3% 0.2%
July 16.7% 0.8% 15.3% 0.4% 0.2%
June 15.9% 0.7% 13.9% 1.1% 0.2%
May 14.5% 0.3% 3.4% 10.6% 0.2%
April 13.6% 2.5% 10.8% 0.3%
March 12.3% 1.7% 10.4% 0.2%
February 11.6% 1.0% 10.0% 0.6%
January 10.8% 2.8% 8.0%
2009 Total C 4 C 3 C 2 C 1
December 9.8% 1.9% 7.7% 0.1% 0.1%
November 8.5% 1.1% 7.1% 0.2% 0.1%
October 8.0% 0.5% 7.0% 0.4% 0.1%
September 7.1% 0.4% 2.7% 3.9% 0.1%
August 7.0% 0.8% 6.1% 0.1%
July 6.5% 0.3% 6.0% 0.2%
June 6.0% 0.2% 4.6% 1.2%
May 5.5% 0.8% 4.6%
April 4.9% 0.4% 4.4%
March 4.2% 0.2% 3.9%
February 4.0% 0.1% 3.8%
January 3.9% 0.1% 3.7%
2008 Total C 1  Beta
December 3.6% 1.6% 2.0%
November 3.1% 3.1%
October 3.0% 3.0%
September 3.1% 3.1%

These statistics are based on W3Schools users.


Google Chrome Comic

Google has made a comic on how they made the Google Chrome browser:

http://www.google.com/googlebooks/chrome/


Google Chrome 19

Chrome 19 was released on 16th May, 2012.

Chrome 19 is available for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux.

New features:

  • Tab Sync – when you are signed in to Chrome, your open tabs will now be synchronized across all your devices
  • Chrome Startup Tab – Chrome now sets the startup tab (the first page you see when Chrome opens) to the “New Tab” page by default

Google Chrome 18

Chrome 18 was released on 19th April, 2012.

Chrome 18 is available for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux.

New features:

  • Improved 2D graphics performance in HTML5
  • Included a software rasterizer – to enable older machines to display content rendered using newer, unsupported technologies such as WebGL

Google Chrome 17

Chrome 17 was released on 8th February, 2012.

Chrome 17 is available for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux.

New features:

  • Download Scanning Protection – Compares downloaded .exes and .msi files to a Google-list and alerts if the file has been downloaded from a known malicious site
  • Omnibox Prerendering – the browser loads search results/web pages in the background, before you finish typing them to make page loading seem faster

Note: 6th February, 2012 – Google released the first Chrome beta for Android 4.0 tablets and phones!


Google Chrome 16

Chrome 16 was released on 14th December, 2011.

New features:

  • New syncing tools – Signing in to Chrome lets you take your Chrome stuff with you. You can save your bookmarks, extensions, apps and preferences to your Google Account – so they will be available on any computer you use. It’s also a good way to backup your Chrome stuff online – even if your computer died you would easily be able to restore (synch) your Chrome data and settings onto a new computer.
  • Multiple-profile user support in one browser window – Enables multiple users to use the same browser window and load their browsing history/bookmarks as long as they are synced
  • Google Cloud Print – Print any webpage to Google Cloud Print (your printer is available to you from any enabled web app).

Google Chrome 15

Chrome 15 was released on 25th October, 2011.

New features:

  • Redesigned “New Tab” page – Lets you toggle between apps and frequently visited sites
  • Extension manager – is now a section of the options page and has a new interface
  • JavaScript fullscreen API enabled by default – allowing for full-screen HTML5 video
  • Added Chrome sync in the menu
  • Faster Print Preview

Google Chrome 14

Chrome 14 was released on 16th September, 2011.

New features:

  • Strengthens the secure Web protocol (HTTPS over DNSSEC)
  • Updated JavaScript engine to V8 3.4.3.0
  • Print Preview (Mac)

Google Chrome 13

Chrome 13 was released on 2nd August, 2011.

New features:

  • Instant Pages – quicker Google search results (pre-rendering of webpages)
  • Print Preview (Windows/Linux)

Google Chrome 12

Chrome 12 was released on 7th June, 2011.

New features:

  • More secure
  • Support for hardware-accelerated 3D CSS.

Google Chrome 11

Chrome 11 was released on 27th April, 2011.

New features:

  • Brand new logo
  • Adds HTML speech (Chrome can now convert your speech to text)

Google Chrome 10

Chrome 10 was released on 8th March, 2011.

New features:

  • Much faster
  • New password sync features
  • New browser settings

Google Chrome 9

Chrome 9 was released on 3rd February, 2011.

New features:

  • Chrome Web Store
  • WebGL for 3D graphics
  • Chrome Instant – starts loading frequently visited web pages as soon as you start typing

Google Chrome 8

Chrome 8 was released on 2nd December, 2010.

New features:

  • Stability improvements
  • Better CSS3 support
  • Better HTML5 support

Google Chrome 7

Chrome 7 was released on 21nd October, 2010.

New features:

  • Lots of bug fixes
  • New HTML5 parser

Google Chrome 6

Chrome 6 was released on 2nd September, 2010.

New features:

  • Chrome Sync: Any changes to your browser settings will be synced to the Google Account you have used to sign in to Chrome

Google Chrome 5

Chrome 5 was released on 21st May, 2010.

New features:

  • Improved JavaScript performance
  • Increased HTML5 support (Geolocation, App Cache, Web sockets, drag and drop)
  • Integrated Adobe Flash Player
  • For Mac and Linux users, Chrome 5 is finally out of beta
  • Lets you use the features in the extension gallery when browsing in incognito mode

Google Chrome 4

Chrome 4 was released on 25th January, 2010.

New features:

  • Faster, more secure
  • Increased HTML5 support
  • Thousands of new tools in the Chrome extension gallery
  • Offers bookmark synchronizing between multiple computers

Google Chrome 3

Chrome 3 was released on 12th October, 2009.

New features:

  • Re-designed startpage (New Tab Page)
  • 25% faster JavaScript
  • Improved address bar
  • Support for HTML5 <video> and <audio>
  • Different themes for the browser

Google Chrome 2

Chrome 2 was released on 24th May, 2009.

New features:

  • New Tab Screen, which displays your most visited web pages and the possibility to get rid of pages you don’t want to be displayed in the Tab Screen
  • Auto-fill forms
  • Full screen mode
  • Over 300 bug fixes
  • 35% faster JavaScript

Google Chrome 1

Chrome 1 was released on 11th December, 2008.

FIRST STABLE RELEASE!

It took Google 100 days from the release of the Beta version to the full version. In these 100 days, Google improved the browser, and listened to requests from the users.


Google Chrome’s first Beta

Chrome’s first Beta 1 was released on 2nd September, 2008.

The Safari Browser

Safari

In 2003, Apple developed their own browser: Safari.

In April 2005, Safari became the default browser for Mac systems (earlier, Mac systems used Netscape or Internet Explorer as the default browser).

Safari is known for its sleek design and ease of use. Safari is available for Mac and Windows systems.

Download Safari


Safari Statistics

The following table is a breakdown of the Safari numbers from our Browsers Statistics:

2012 Total S 5 S 4
June 4.1 % 4.0 % 0.1 %
May 4.3 % 4.2 % 0.1 %
April 4.5 % 4.4 % 0.1 %
March 4.4 % 4.3 % 0.1 %
February 4.5 % 4.4 % 0.1 %
January 4.3 % 4.2 % 0.1 %
2011 Total S 5 S 4 S 3
December 4.2 % 4.1 % 0.1 % 0.0 %
November 4.2 % 4.1 % 0.1 % 0.0 %
October 4.2 % 4.0 % 0.2 % 0.0 %
September 4.0 % 3.8 % 0.2 % 0.0 %
August 3.8 % 3.6 % 0.2 % 0.0 %
July 3.6 % 3.4 % 0.2 % 0.0 %
June 3.7 % 3.5 % 0.2 % 0.0 %
May 4.0 % 3.6 % 0.3 % 0.1 %
April 4.1 % 3.7 % 0.3 % 0.1 %
March 4.0 % 3.6 % 0.3 % 0.1 %
February 4.1 % 3.6 % 0.4 % 0.1 %
January 4.0 % 3.5 % 0.4 % 0.1 %
2010 Total S 5 S 4 S 3
December 3.8 % 3.2 % 0.5 % 0.1 %
November 4.0 % 3.1 % 0.7 % 0.2 %
October 3.9 % 3.1 % 0.7 % 0.1 %
September 3.7 % 2.9 % 0.7 % 0.1 %
August 3.5 % 2.6 % 0.8 % 0.1 %
July 3.4 % 2.3 % 1.0 % 0.1 %
June 3.6 % 1.4 % 2.1 % 0.1 %
May 3.5 % 3.3 % 0.2 %
April 3.7 % 3.5 % 0.2 %
March 3.7 % 3.5 % 0.2 %
February 3.8 % 3.5 % 0.3 %
January 3.7 % 3.4 % 0.3 %
2009 Total S 4 S 3
December 3.6 % 3.3 % 0.3 %
November 3.8 % 3.4 % 0.4 %
October 3.8 % 3.3 % 0.5 %
September 3.6 % 3.0 % 0.6 %
August 3.3 % 2.6 % 0.7 %
July 3.3 % 2.4 % 0.9 %
June 3.1 % 1.7 % 1.4 %
May 3.0 % 0.9 % 2.1 %
April 3.0 % 0.9 % 2.1 %
March 3.1 % 1.0 % 2.1 %
February 3.0 % 0.2 % 2.8 %
January 3.0 % 0.1 % 2.9 %
2008 Total S 3
December 2.7 % 2.7 %
November 2.7 % 2.7 %
October 2.8 % 2.8 %
September 2.7 % 2.7 %
August 2.6 % 2.6 %
July 2.5 % 2.5 %
June 2.6 % 2.6 %
May 2.4 % 2.4 %

These statistics are based on W3Schools users.


Safari 5

Safari 5 was released in June 2010.

New features:

  • Nitro JavaScript Engine – runs JavaScript up to 30% faster than Safari 4
  • Uses DNS pre-fetching to speed up page loads – Like Google’s Chrome browser
  • Safari Reader – gives a user the ability to read articles on the web without distraction (remove ads and all; leaves only the content of the article)
  • HTML5 features – support for full-screen video and closed-captioning on HTML5 video, Geolocation, sectioning elements, draggable attribute, forms validation, Ruby, AJAX History, EventSource, and WebSockets
  • Secure extensions – support secure and signed extensions that run in the browser

Safari 5 is available for Mac and Windows computers.


Safari 4

Safari 4 was released in June 2009.

New features:

  • Top Sites – Tracks the most recently viewed pages, and notifies updates
  • Cover Flow – Display your bookmarks and history as graphical previews
  • Full history search – All text from every visited page is stored. You can search for any word or phrase on the site you want to find
  • A new UI – Radical new design for the User Interface
  • Nitro Engine for JavaScript – Improved stability and speed with Nitro Engine. JavaScript renders up to 4.2 times faster than in Safari 3
  • Smart search field – Safari offers relevant searches using Google Suggest and your earlier searches
  • Full page zooming – By zooming in on the content it is easy to get a closer look at small print
  • Stability improvements for HTML 5 media

Safari 4 is available for Mac and Windows computers.


Older Safari Versions

Safari 3 (for Mac and Windows) – Released in October 2007.

Safari 2 (for Mac) – Released in April 2005.

Safari 1 (for Mac) – Released in June 2003.

The Opera Browser

Opera

The Opera browser is free, and it is the smallest and fastest browser in the world!

Opera started out as a research project in Norway’s telecom company, Telenor, in 1994.

The Opera browser is known for its performance, standards compliance and small size.

Download Opera


Opera Statistics

The following table is a breakdown of the Opera numbers from our Browsers Statistics:

2012 Total O 12 O 11 O 10 O Mini Other
June 2.2 % 0.5 % 1.1 % 0.0 % 0.6 % 0.0 %
May 2.2 % 0.1 % 1.5 % 0.1 % 0.5 % 0.0 %
April 2.3 % 0.1 % 1.6 % 0.1 % 0.5 % 0.0 %
March 2.3 % 0.1 % 1.6 % 0.1 % 0.5 % 0.0 %
February 2.3 % 0.1 % 1.6 % 0.1 % 0.5 % 0.0 %
January 2.4 % 0.1 % 1.7 % 0.1 % 0.5 % 0.0 %
2011 Total O 11 O 10 O Mini Other
December 2.5 % 1.8 % 0.1 % 0.5 % 0.1 %
November 2.4 % 1.8 % 0.1 % 0.5 % 0.0 %
October 2.4 % 1.8 % 0.1 % 0.5 % 0.0 %
September 2.2 % 1.7 % 0.1 % 0.4 % 0.0 %
August 2.3 % 1.7 % 0.1 % 0.4 % 0.1 %
July 2.4 % 1.7 % 0.1 % 0.5 % 0.1 %
June 2.4 % 1.7 % 0.2 % 0.4 % 0.1 %
May 2.4 % 1.8 % 0.2 % 0.4 % 0.0 %
April 2.6 % 1.9 % 0.2 % 0.4 % 0.1 %
March 2.5 % 1.9 % 0.2 % 0.3 % 0.1 %
February 2.5 % 1.8 % 0.3 % 0.3 % 0.1 %
January 2.5 % 1.7 % 0.4 % 0.3 % 0.1 %
2010 Total O 11 O 10 O 9.5 Other
December 2.2 % 0.7 % 1.4 % 0.1 % 0.0 %
November 2.3 % 0.1 % 2.1 % 0.1 % 0.0 %
October 2.2 % 2.1 % 0.1 % 0.0 %
September 2.2 % 2.0 % 0.1 % 0.1 %
August 2.3 % 2.1 % 0.1 % 0.1 %
July 2.3 % 2.1 % 0.2 % 0.0 %
June 2.1 % 1.9 % 0.2 % 0.0 %
May 2.2 % 2.0 % 0.2 % 0.0 %
April 2.2 % 2.0 % 0.2 % 0.0 %
March 2.2 % 1.9 % 0.3 % 0.0 %
February 2.1 % 1.8 % 0.3 % 0.0 %
January 2.2 % 1.8 % 0.4 % 0.0 %
2009 Total O 10 O 9.5 O 9 Other
December 2.3 % 1.8 % 0.4 % 0.1 % 0.0 %
November 2.3 % 1.7 % 0.5 % 0.1 % 0.0 %
October 2.3 % 1.5 % 0.7 % 0.1 % 0.0 %
September 2.2 % 1.2 % 0.9 % 0.1 % 0.0 %
August 2.1 % 0.4 % 1.6 % 0.1 % 0.0 %
July 2.1 % 0.3 % 1.7 % 0.1 % 0.0 %
June 2.1 % 0.2 % 1.7 % 0.1 % 0.1 %
May 2.2 % 0.1 % 1.9 % 0.1 % 0.1 %
April 2.2 % 0.1 % 1.9 % 0.1 % 0.1 %
March 2.3 % 0.1 % 1.9 % 0.2 % 0.1 %
February 2.2 % 0.1 % 1.9 % 0.2 % 0.0 %
January 2.3 % 0.1 % 1.9 % 0.2 % 0.1 %
2008 Total O 10 O 9.5 O 9 Other
December 2.4 % 0.1 % 2.0 % 0.2 % 0.1 %
November 2.3 % 1.9 % 0.3 % 0.1 %
October 2.2 % 1.7 % 0.4 % 0.1 %
September 2.0 % 1.5 % 0.4 % 0.1 %
August 2.1 % 1.5 % 0.5 % 0.1 %
July 1.9 % 1.3 % 0.6 % 0.0 %
June 1.7 % 1.0 % 0.6 % 0.1 %
May 1.5 % 0.1 % 1.3 % 0.1 %

These statistics are based on W3Schools users.


Opera is Free and Web Standard Compliant!

The Opera browser is free! The earlier banner ads and the licensing fee are removed!!

If your Web site works in Opera, you can be certain that it is standard compliant! Simply write your pages in standards-compliant code, and your site will work in all major browsers and on all major platforms and operating systems.

Opera supports all major Web standards in use, such as CSS, HTML, XHTML, HTTP, DOM, XML, XSL, ECMAScript (JavaScript), PNG, WML, SVG, Unicode, the Unicode Bidirectional Algorithm, and more.


Opera 11.60

Opera 11.60 was released on 06th December, 2011.

New features:

  • New browser engine – Faster and more stable Internet experience
  • New mail design – A cleaner layout, message grouping, easier navigation, and a more intuitive view in your inbox
  • Revamped address field – To add pages to your bookmarks or Speed Dial, just press the star in the address field
  • Improved support for HTML5, CSS3, SVG

Opera 11.50 is available for Linux, Mac, FreeBSD and Windows computers.


Opera 11.50

Opera 11.50 was released on 28th June, 2011.

New features:

  • Sleeker user interface
  • Added functionality for Opera’s pioneering Speed Dial feature – Embed your Sped Dial with extensions that keep you updated instantly instead of thumbnails linking to your favorite links
  • Password Synchronization – Let you synchronize password securely and safely with other Opera browsers
  • Faster graphics performance
  • Improved support for HTML5, CSS3, SVG

Opera 11.50 is available for Linux, Mac, FreeBSD and Windows computers.


Opera 11.10

Opera 11.10 was released in April 2011.

New features:

  • Speed Dial 2.0 – Your favorite pages now have clearer previews, and dials can even dynamically show live content for websites. There is now no limit to how many dials you can use
  • Opera Turbo enhanced – Boost your browsing speed on crowded Wi-Fi hotspots, tethered mobile phones or dial-up connections
  • Simple Plug-in installation – With this release, the most popular plug-in, Adobe Flash Player, installs seamlessly and automatically
  • New CSS3 Support – Opera now supports CSS3 linear gradients and multiple columns

Opera 11.10 is available for Linux, Mac, FreeBSD and Windows computers.


Opera 11

Opera 11 was released in December 2010.

New features:

  • Opera Presto 2.7 rendering engine – Better support for CSS3 and HTML5
  • Tab Stacking – Often we open a lot of tabs and find it difficult to adjust and manage. Opera 11 lets you drag one tab over another to create groups of tabs. Now you can keep dozens of webpages open, organized, and under control
  • Secure address field – An improved address field makes it easier to stay safe on the Web, and it now hides the complexity of long web addresses. It also provides more security information to help you stay safe when browsing; just click the badge for the website to see security information about the site you are visiting
  • Visual Mouse Gestures – Allows common browser actions with a quick flick of your mouse. Holding down the right mouse button on a web page now shows a visual guide that indicates how to perform the available gestures
  • Opera installer for Microsoft Windows platforms – Opera has a new installer written in-house, which is much faster than the previously used MSI installer.
  • New Extensions & Mail Panel – A bunch of new extensions and a new mail panel for a quick usage of email

Opera 11 is available for Linux, Mac, FreeBSD and Windows computers.


Opera 10.6

Opera 10.6 was released in July 2010.

New features:

  • 50 % faster JavaScript engine – over 50% faster than in Opera 10.5
  • Opera Presto 2.6 rendering engine
  • Geolocation services – Opera can prompt you to share your location, making geolocation-supporting websites more useful
  • Offline Web Applications support – Allows documents to communicate with each other regardless of their source domain. Also, does not enable cross-site scripting attacks
  • Web Workers – run scripts in the background, independently of any user interface scripts. This allows long tasks to be executed without yielding to keep the page responsive
  • WebM format – consists of the VP8 video and Vorbis audio codecs. Offers high-quality video with fast seeking. WebM works together with the HTML5 <video> element
  • Search suggestions for selected providers – help you find results more easily

Opera 10.6 is available for Linux, Mac, FreeBSD and Windows computers.


Opera 10.5

Opera 10.5 was released in March 2010.

New features:

  • Better integration with the Windows operating system
  • Better JavaScript engine
  • Opera “O” tab and menu – Replaces the traditional Opera Menu bar and increases vertical space in the Opera desktop window
  • Opera Presto 2.5 rendering engine – Enhanced support for CSS, HTML5 and SVG
  • Opera Vega graphics library – Renders all graphics in Opera
  • Opera Widgets for Desktop – The new Opera Widgets for Desktop is independent from the browser
  • Download acceleration software compatibility – integrates a user’s favorite download accelerator with Opera
  • Non-modal notification messages – Notification message windows do no longer interrupt workflow
  • Private browsing – Creating, browsing, and closing private tabs or windows removes all records of Web sites visited through them

Opera 10.5 is available for Linux, Mac, FreeBSD and Windows computers.


Older Opera Versions

Opera 10.0 – Released in September 2009.

Opera 9.5 – Released in June 2008.

Opera 9.0 – Released in June 2006.

Opera 8.5 – Released in September 2005.

Opera 8.0 – Released in April 2005.

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