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Good point Ben,

The Yahoo link on their website:
http://dir.yahoo.com/Computers_and_Internet/Software/Internet/World_Wide_Web/Browsers/Browser_Usage_Statistics/

does take you to this 3 year old page.
I hope they update it before the year 2000.

Liz
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Subject:        Re: Browserversion-surveys - COMPILED FINDINGS

Liz,

I hate to point out the obvious here but the following link you gave for the
Yahoo stats is more than three years old.

Link referenced: http://www.cen.uiuc.edu/~ejk/bryl.html

Ben

Liz Gee wrote:

> Thanks you all for your input on this matter.
> I went out to some of the links and most of them say that the stats are
> based upon visitors to their sites.  This is very important.  It seems that
> Yahoo users are primarily Windows Netscape users.  I guess the IE users are
> pointed to Microsoft.
>
> Yahoo Browser Statistics - users hitting Yahoo tend to be Netscape users on
> Windows
> Windows 71.2%
> Mac 14.9%
> Netscape 70.1%
> Internet Explorer  6.4%
> http://www.cen.uiuc.edu/~ejk/bryl.html
>
> BrowserWatch - users who visit this site are probably in the Internet
> business
> "First things first, this is a representation of browser usage for people
> who visit BrowserWatch, nothing more, nothing less."
> Netscape 48.6%
> Internet Explorer 36.4%
>
> http://search.internet.com/plweb-cgi/fastweb?getdoc+search+BrowserWatch+
> 3498+20+wAAA+browser%26usage
>
> Zone Research - Browsers used a work Oct 1998
> "The Web Browser Study is a periodic study conducted by Zona Research that
> tracks browsers used in a corporate environment. For each study,
> approximately 150 corporate
> IT professionals are selected. Responses are gathered via the IntelliQuest
> Technology Panel."
> Summary:
> Netscape  3, 4, & 4.5           59%
> Internet Explorer 3 & 4                 41%
>
> Breakout:
> Netscape Communicator  4        29%
> Netscape Navigator 4            21%
> Netscape Navigator 3             9%
> Netscape 2                      1%
> Internet Explorer 4             32%
> Internet Explorer 3              8%
>
> Browsers Downloaded in the past 90 days
> Netscape  3, 4, & 4.5           95
> Internet Explorer 3 & 4                 77
>
> Breakout:
> Netscape Communicator  4        46
> Netscape Navigator 4            33
> Netscape Navigator 3            16
> Internet Explorer 4             63
> Internet Explorer 3             14
> http://www.zonaresearch.com/  - click on Browser Study Results
>
> Elizabeth Gee
>
> Human Factors Engineer
> Corillian Corporation
> (503)526-5241
> [log in to unmask]
> ----------------------
> The only thing we can be sure of, is Change.    -I Ching
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From:   Erik Ostrom [SMTP:[log in to unmask]]
> Sent:   Thursday, February 11, 1999 5:28 PM
> To:     [log in to unmask]
> Subject:        Re: Browserversion-surveys
>
> >Back at the links2go browser key resources, I selected "Browsercaps" a
> >site about browser capabilities, and from that in combination with
> >Browserwatch, I was able to see that more than 85% of people browsing
> >now use a browser with CSS, so I never need to use the <FONT> tag
> >again.
>
> But BrowserWatch's "Stats Station" only tells you about browser usage of
> people who visit BrowserWatch itself--and as the site itself says, "these
> are the folks that feel the need to be using the latest and greatest
> browsers available".  So this allows you to eliminate <FONT> only if you're
> designing for BrowserWatch's audience....

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