Browser Wars: The 2008 Edition

Fresh from reporting why he switched from Firefox to Chrome, CNET’s Stephen Shankland reports that Chrome has a larger market share than he expected:

For comparison, here are the stats for The Noisy Channel, based on the last 30 days (note that stats don’t reflects users reading the blog through RSS readers):

  • Firefox: 58.4%
  • Internet Explorer: 19.2%
  • Safari: 9.9%
  • Chrome: 6.8%
  • Mobile (assorted): 3.0%
  • Opera: 1.6%
  • Mozilla 1.x: 1.1%
  • Konqueror: 0.1%

Not quite the same mix as Shankland is seeing at CNET, but Chrome’s share is respectable.

Note: the Chrome market share may be slightly skewed by my using Chrome to post, since I’ve found it handles my WordPress web client better than Firefox. I still am faithful to Firefox for everything else. As someone posted recently, no Adblock = no Chrome.

Even so, I’m sure that doesn’t account for more than 1% of traffic. A noticable minority of Noisy Channel readers are giving Chrome a chance.

By Daniel Tunkelang

High-Class Consultant.

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