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Latest Browser Market Stats

Dec 06, 20051 min
Data Center

Every month NetApplications (“a provider of Web-based applications that measure, monitor and market Web sites for Small to Medium Enterprises (SME)”) announces its analysis of Web site traffic for North America … “In November 2005, browser usage numbers revealed that Mozilla’s new Firefox 1.5 browser sparked new user adoption, putting it back on track to reach the critical 10% market threshold. Apple’s Safari also has seen continued gains with steady, consistent traction.”

Key highlights:

  • Firefox 1.5 has stimulated Firefox’s market share and has reached 8.84%.
  • Apple’s Safari continues its 12 month month on month growth reaching 2.78%

NetApplications Browser Market Share:

Browser November October
MS IE 86.08% 6.52%
FireFox 8.84% 8.59%
Safari 2.78% 2.56%
Netscape 1.25% 1.26%
Opera 0.53% 0.54%
Other 0.43% 0.53%

Additional browser stats from NetApplications are available at


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