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Like all web companies, Internet Explorer 6 gives us a hard time.

Although Google Analytics statistics from our own websites give a good impression of local browser shares and the way they are developing, I am looking for something on a more global scale.

I have found a "User share of web browsers" article on Wikipedia, but this article does not go into detail about the specific versions.

Is there a more detailed, objective view of browser shares, including version numbers?

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About the ie6 concern, by the way : news.ycombinator.com/item?id=742029 –  Gnoupi Aug 7 '09 at 7:48
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Not really an internet explorer specific question, took away the tags. –  Gnoupi Aug 7 '09 at 7:53
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Global statistics aren't worth the paper they don't get printed on. The crucial question is: what are your customers using? –  innaM Aug 7 '09 at 8:55
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We have good insights in what our customers use; some customers, however, are using global statistics as a (wrongful) argument which is why we need these statistics. –  Aron Rotteveel Aug 7 '09 at 9:02
    
That makes sense. –  innaM Aug 7 '09 at 10:07
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Net Applications seems to be a common referent for this: http://marketshare.hitslink.com/browser-market-share.aspx?qprid=2

ALT TAG HERE W00T!!!11111

They update monthly I think. Plus you can drill down on a lot of details.

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The long time taken by the image to load gave me a great occasion to admire the beauty of the alt text :] –  Gnoupi Aug 7 '09 at 7:52
    
An appropriate substitute in lieu of image, I believe. –  hyperslug Aug 7 '09 at 8:09
    
Aw man, I just saw that Net Apps was also listed on that Wikipedia article. Sorry, guess i have nothing to add. –  hyperslug Aug 7 '09 at 8:36
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Eventually the ones from W3C : http://www.w3counter.com/globalstats.php

Edit : Though they are already mentionned on the wikipedia article you gave.

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I don't know. My guess is that these data are heavily biased. Imagine all those "best viewed in internet explorer 6" sites. Will they include a w3c counter on their pages? –  innaM Aug 7 '09 at 10:08
    
Problem is that I don't think there is really a way to know, these datas have to be explicitly saved by some counter, hard to know, then, for every website. –  Gnoupi Aug 7 '09 at 10:51
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