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! :-)

#5 Maybe its because

by Anon

Friday October 8th, 1999 8:51 AM

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Web developers need to check out all the CSS bugs and to know whether XML is supported in Netscape 4. I know that is one reason why I visit such sites. Could also be more Mac users who do web development are visiting. They tend to favor Netscape.

If you want some really skewed numbers look at the recent claim that less than 3% of net users are on the Mac. The same percentage is claimed for Linux. Now consider that the tracking software is for Windows clients....