Or does it?
Remember all those “upgrade your browser now” messages and claims that Opera had one of the worst browser adoption rates? Ever wondered if situation has changed after auto update? Let’s find out.
PingDom took 4 day stats from StatCounter and calculated how many users run the latest browser version.
91% of Chrome users run version 7.0.
81% of Firefox users run version 3.6.
77% of Opera users run version 10.6.
71% of Safari users run version 5.0.
60% of Internet Explorer users run version 8.0.
As you can see from the results above, Google Chrome had the best adoption rate. However, it comes as no surprise, since they do run silent updates in the background.
However, what article fails to mention (and StatCouner gives no data) is the fact that those are just a major version numbers. Therefore, 90% could be using Safari 5.0 while rest of us have updated it to 5.0.2
So here you have it, the latest browser branch adoption rate looks good, while security updates ratio is still a mystery.
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Vygantas is a former web designer whose projects are used by companies such as AMD, NVIDIA and departed Westood Studios. Being passionate about software, Vygantas began his journalism career back in 2007 when he founded FavBrowser.com. Having said that, he is also an adrenaline junkie who enjoys good books, fitness activities and Forex trading.