IE/Netscape Stats from Zvon
Thursday October 7th, 1999
Miloslav Nic writes, "I have an anecdotal evidence about the ratio of Netscape and IE advanced users. If you look at the October statistics of the Zvon tutorials : XSL, XML, CSS, Perl it gives the ratio Netscape 58 : IE 42. These tutorials are used by people who are interested in the newest web developments and who are therefore more picky about the browser they use than an average user. So even today's Netscape 4 is preferred by many power users to IE5. And NC4 is definitively not a software pearl. If Mozilla 5 is out with full CSS, HTML 4, XML, DOM and XSLT compatibility and with reasonable size then IE is in a big trouble."
If you think that's a good percentage, you should see the stats from MozillaZine! :-)
#10 Dont' get too excited
Friday October 8th, 1999 4:57 PM
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I'd be interested to see the share of OSes, as well as the share of browsers, reported.
These are Web developers, remember. My pick is that a considerable portion of the Netscape reader-share for this site is because many of the users are using Linux, for which IE is unavailable, or a proprietary Unix, for which IE is (so I'm told) practically unusable due to excessive bloat.