Monday, April 25, 2005

[itsdifferent] What is the trend in browser usage, operating systems and screen resolution?

Browser Trends

Browser trends are important information. What you can read from the statistics below is that Internet Explorer 6 is the dominating browser, XP is the most popular operating system, and most users are using a display with 800x600 pixels or more, with a color depth of at least 65K colors.


Browser Statistics Month by Month

2005

IE 6

IE 5

O 7/8

Ffox

Moz

NN 4

NN 7

April

62.2%

3.6%

1.9%

23.8%

3.6%

0.2%

0.9%

March

63.8%

3.9%

1.8%

21.8%

3.7%

0.2%

1.0%

February

64.8%

4.2%

1.9%

20.4%

3.9%

0.2%

1.1%

January

65.3%

4.4%

2.1%

19.3%

4.0%

0.3%

1.1%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2004

IE 6

IE 5

O 7

Moz

NN 3

NN 4

NN 7

December

66.0%

4.8%

2.0%

21.3%

0.2%

0.3%

1.2%

November

68.5%

5.0%

2.2%

19.3%

0.2%

0.2%

1.2%

October

69.5%

5.7%

2.2%

17.5%

0.2%

0.2%

1.3%

September

69.6%

6.2%

2.3%

16.9%

0.2%

0.2%

1.3%

August

70.3%

7.0%

2.3%

15.5%

0.3%

0.3%

1.4%

July

71.0%

7.7%

2.3%

13.8%

0.3%

0.3%

1.4%

June

72.4%

8.3%

2.3%

11.8%

0.3%

0.3%

1.4%

May

72.6%

9.2%

2.2%

11.0%

0.3%

0.3%

1.4%

April

72.4%

10.1%

2.1%

10.3%

0.3%

0.3%

1.4%

March

72.1%

10.7%

2.1%

9.6%

0.4%

0.4%

1.4%

February

71.5%

11.5%

2.2%

9.0%

0.4%

0.4%

1.5%

January

71.3%

12.8%

2.1%

8.2%

0.4%

0.5%

1.5%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2003

IE 6

IE 5

O 7

Moz

NN 3

NN 4

NN 7

November

71.2%

13.7%

1.9%

7.2%

0.5%

0.5%

1.6%

September

69.7%

16.9%

1.8%

6.2%

0.6%

0.6%

1.5%

July

66.9%

20.3%

1.7%

5.7%

0.6%

0.6%

1.5%

May

65.0%

22.7%

1.4%

4.6%

1.0%

0.9%

1.4%

March

63.4%

24.6%

1.2%

4.2%

0.9%

1.1%

1.4%

January

55.3%

29.3%

 

4.0%

1.2%

1.7%

1.1%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2002

IE 6

IE 5

IE 4

AOL

NN 3

NN 4

NN 5+

November

53.5%

29.9%

 

5.2%

1.1%

2.0%

4.9%

September

49.1%

34.4%

 

4.5%

1.3%

2.2%

4.5%

July

44.4%

40.1%

0.5%

3.5%

1.2%

2.6%

3.5%

May

40.7%

46.0%

0.7%

2.8%

1.2%

3.4%

2.7%

March

36.7%

49.4%

0.7%

3.0%

1.2%

4.1%

2.4%

January

30.1%

55.7%

1.0%

2.8%

1.3%

4.4%

2.2%

 

IE

Internet Explorer

Ffox

Firefox (identified as Mozilla before 2005)

Moz

Mozilla

O

Opera

NN

Netscape

AOL

America Online (based on both Internet Explorer and Mozilla)

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


OS Platform Statistics

Current trend is that Windows XP is growing fast. The windows family counts for more than 90%:

2005

Win XP

W2000

Win 98

Win NT

Win .NET

Linux

Mac

March

63.1%

20.2%

4.7%

0.9%

1.4%

3.2%

3.0%

February

62.0%

21.1%

5.1%

0.9%

1.3%

3.2%

2.9%

January

61.3%

21.6%

5.3%

1.0%

1.2%

3.2%

2.8%

 

    

 

 

 

 

 

 

2004

Win XP

W2000

Win 98

Win NT

Win 95

Linux

Mac

December

59.8%

23.5%

5.4%

1.1%

0.1%

3.1%

2.7%

November

59.1%

23.7%

5.6%

1.2%

0.1%

3.1%

2.7%

October

57.8%

25.0%

6.0%

1.3%

0.2%

3.1%

2.6%

September

55.9%

26.2%

6.4%

1.5%

0.2%

3.1%

2.6%

August

53.2%

28.1%

7.0%

1.8%

0.2%

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