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    Firefox 2.0 and IE7 Penetration - Statistics

    Hi All,

    I thought you might find the following interesting, they're screen grabs of the browser statistics from two of our sites at work over the last few days, and show the various browsers and versions. It'll be interesting to have another look in a few weeks after the November Service pack for Windows which is due to bundle IE7.

    PS, if you want to email / link / pass on these images please copy them, rather than hotlinking, to preserve my fragile bandwidth. Thankee kindly

    First one is from a web shop, pretty big, but pretty boring. They sell the kind of thing Your Mum would buy on the web to go in the kitchen. IE6 is king with Firefox 1.5 just pipping IE7. FF 2.0 still the underdog, but having only been out a week, I'd say it's still doing well.



    The second is from a smaller web store, that sells mostly casual clothing and "gear" for teens/twenties. So a much younger demographic. Firefox 1.5 and 2.0 put in a better showing here, but still trail far behind the despotic IE6. IE7 performs only slightly better than at the Oldies' site above.



    It'll be interesting to have another look in a month or so's time, after the November service pack shoves out IE7 to a lot more people. My guess is that it won't affect Firefox's share that much, as IE7 Users will be old IE6 users, rather than Firefox Converts.

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    PPS - The results are probably indicative of a lot of e-commerce shops, but I haven't revealed the websites as I don't want to get an ear bashing at work.
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    Doesn't surprise me. I think FF users will switch to 2.0 quicker than IE users will switch to IE7 on their own. When IE7 becomes a manditory download on Windowsupdate, that will change significantly though.

    I still haven't got round to installing IE7 at work or at home. Always remember when i'm in the middle of reading a message board. Then i forget by the time i'm finshed

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    Quote Originally Posted by Funkstar View Post
    Doesn't surprise me. I think FF users will switch to 2.0 quicker than IE users will switch to IE7 on their own. When IE7 becomes a manditory download on Windowsupdate, that will change significantly though.

    I still haven't got round to installing IE7 at work or at home. Always remember when i'm in the middle of reading a message board. Then i forget by the time i'm finshed
    Thats why its not a fair statistic. 95%+ of people haven't got a clue about computers or whats on their machine and will just use whatever MS throw at them. In this case IE7 will be thrown at them. I fully expect the uptake of IE7 to surge spectacularly when its on windows update and probably over shadow FF2.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dangel View Post
    IE7 is on today's autoupdates here..
    Yes, they rolled it out sooner than expected.

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    Fireferret's jump to 2.0 is as big, or anything like as longly awaited as 7.0 of IE is.

    As such its a bit unfair to compare the uptake of the two
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    Although nowhere near the number of hits you get, my own modest web site shows a similar trend.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dangel View Post
    IE7 is on today's autoupdates here..
    I think we're going to see a sudden, significant shift from IE6 to IE7 as and when windows XP computers auto-update.

    IIRC, pre-SP2, computers didn't auto-update by default?

    From personal experience, typical home computer users never seem to pay any attention to updates.

    So presumably, the ratio of windows PCs that run XP SP-2 to those that don't might broadly indicate the size of this upcoming shift. Although this might be mitigated to a fair extent by corporate desktops that deliberately block the auto-update process

    Please correct me if I'm wrong here.

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    Yeah, pre-sp2 auto-update wasn't as pushy as with SP2. I think you even had to turn it on manually.

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