From the perspective of someone implementing web application software, Firefox is now the dominant browser. Mozilla does an excellent job of making Mac and Windows Firefox almost identical from a programmer’s perspective and every new browser from Microsoft is like a new platform. It would be interesting if Firefox versions were broken out in the stats, but the difference between Firefox 1, 2, and 3 from a compatibility perspective is nowhere as dramatic as the differences between IE 5.5, IE6 and IE7.

Even when you aggregate the versions, Firefox is fast approaching IE…


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  1. The flaw in your argument is that the data for your marketshare stats is based only on w3schools, which suffers from a selection bias because it is not reflective of the average Web user.

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