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Which browser do you mostly use when visiting EEVblog forums?

Mozilla Firefox
51 (40.8%)
Google Chrome
42 (33.6%)
Safari
12 (9.6%)
Opera
5 (4%)
Microsoft Internet Explorer
8 (6.4%)
Microsoft Edge
3 (2.4%)
Netscape Navigator/Communicator
1 (0.8%)
Android Native Browser
0 (0%)
Lynx
0 (0%)
Other (Not listed)
3 (2.4%)

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Offline Halcyon

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EEVblog forum browser/OS statistics?
« on: January 23, 2017, 07:28:36 am »
Dave, just for fun, I was wondering if you logged statistics on the browsers/operating systems people use to view your site/forum?

Given that you have mostly a technically-minded user base, I'd be interested in seeing the "spread" of technologies in use out there.

Failing that, I've added a non-scientific poll.
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Re: EEVblog forum browser/OS statistics?
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2017, 07:37:56 am »
wow, internet explorer?
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Re: EEVblog forum browser/OS statistics?
« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2017, 07:43:13 am »
wow, internet explorer?

Yep.

Still works for 99% of sites I visit and I can tweak the settings to my heart's content. Why change? My fall-back browser is Firefox.
 

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Re: EEVblog forum browser/OS statistics?
« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2017, 09:17:46 am »
Interesting question.  :-/O

Mine reports for Jan 17:
Chrome 45%
Firefox 18%
MS IE 15%
Safari 11%
Mozilla 10%

OS is more interesting:
Win 78%
Mac 13%
Linux 5%
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Re: EEVblog forum browser/OS statistics?
« Reply #4 on: January 23, 2017, 09:44:08 am »
For the forum:
 
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Re: EEVblog forum browser/OS statistics?
« Reply #5 on: January 23, 2017, 09:45:17 am »
For eevblog.com
 
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Re: EEVblog forum browser/OS statistics?
« Reply #6 on: January 23, 2017, 06:14:27 pm »
These sorts of stats are always interesting to read. I just looked at my site's stats for 2016, and IE was the most popular browser overall ???, with versions 6 and 11 the most popular. Firefox and Chrome had a significant percentage of users. 0.8% of page views were from Netscape, with most of that being versions 0.6, 0.95, and 3. Others I'd never heard of (with very small numbers) included Strata, Android Browser, BlackBerry, Nokia Browser, NetNewsWire, and Sony/Ericsson Browser. Wget, Lynx, and Bon Echo also made an appearance.

 8)

Personally I'd have thought that Firefox would be more popular with EEVBlog viewers.
 

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Re: EEVblog forum browser/OS statistics?
« Reply #7 on: January 23, 2017, 06:57:08 pm »
Odd statistics. The numbers for Safari is a surprise.

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Re: EEVblog forum browser/OS statistics?
« Reply #8 on: January 23, 2017, 07:19:32 pm »
@tautech
What's the difference between Firefox and Mozilla? What are the other 4% of OS used?
Sorry, don't know. They're reported as 2 different browsers.

Other OS's 2% and some # rounding.  ;)

Haven't got the quality of Stats diagnosis that Dave has.  :(
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Re: EEVblog forum browser/OS statistics?
« Reply #9 on: January 24, 2017, 04:09:39 am »
I actually use three different browsers (IE, Chrome and Firefox, the first two on Windows, the latter under Linux), depends on the machine and OS I happen to be using.  I haven't found a perfect browser - they all foul up somewhere or other.  And all have features to the UI that I like and dislike.

If I were designing Web pages I might have a strong opinion, but for what I do there isn't really a compelling reason to choose. 
 

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Re: EEVblog forum browser/OS statistics?
« Reply #10 on: January 24, 2017, 04:12:23 am »
Odd statistics. The numbers for Safari is a surprise.

Yep, for me too.
 

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Re: EEVblog forum browser/OS statistics?
« Reply #11 on: January 24, 2017, 04:15:02 am »
Youtube device usage stats

 

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Re: EEVblog forum browser/OS statistics?
« Reply #12 on: January 24, 2017, 04:16:09 am »
"Computer" stats broken down:

 

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Re: EEVblog forum browser/OS statistics?
« Reply #13 on: January 24, 2017, 04:39:17 am »
For the forum:


That Safari and Firefox numbers look so unexpected I'd be questioning if there is something wrong with the data, especially that firefox figure, a 7x difference between eevblog.com and the forums for firefox users... that seems fishy.

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Re: EEVblog forum browser/OS statistics?
« Reply #14 on: January 24, 2017, 05:55:55 am »
That Safari and Firefox numbers look so unexpected I'd be questioning if there is something wrong with the data, especially that firefox figure, a 7x difference between eevblog.com and the forums for firefox users... that seems fishy.

I don't disagree. Both come from Google Analytics
 

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Re: EEVblog forum browser/OS statistics?
« Reply #15 on: January 24, 2017, 05:59:33 am »
That Safari and Firefox numbers look so unexpected I'd be questioning if there is something wrong with the data, especially that firefox figure, a 7x difference between eevblog.com and the forums for firefox users... that seems fishy.

I don't disagree. Both come from Google Analytics

It's worth noting that a significant percentage of users will actively block Google Analytics. Especially Firefox users.
 
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Re: EEVblog forum browser/OS statistics?
« Reply #16 on: January 24, 2017, 07:20:12 am »
What's the difference between Firefox and Mozilla?

Mozilla here refers to the web browser in the Mozilla Application Suite, a set of Internet applications based on the Netscape Communicator suite (web browser, email client, calendar, HTML editor, etc.).  The suite lives on today as the SeaMonkey community project.

The Mozilla Application Suite was the foundation for the standalone web browser, Mozilla Firefox, the standalone email client, Mozilla Thunderbird, and other applications.
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Re: EEVblog forum browser/OS statistics?
« Reply #17 on: January 24, 2017, 11:21:18 pm »
That Safari and Firefox numbers look so unexpected I'd be questioning if there is something wrong with the data, especially that firefox figure, a 7x difference between eevblog.com and the forums for firefox users... that seems fishy.

I don't disagree. Both come from Google Analytics

It's worth noting that a significant percentage of users will actively block Google Analytics. Especially Firefox users.

Adblock Plus will block Analytics and it is installed on a lot of Chrome browsers - like 40 million or so...
https://www.quantable.com/analytics/how-many-users-block-google-analytics/
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Re: EEVblog forum browser/OS statistics?
« Reply #18 on: January 25, 2017, 11:23:06 am »
wow, in OS MS is winning big time. I guess not many tech guys watch eevblog's youtube channel on their smart tvs or cellphones  ;)
As for Linux, absence of worldwide marketing is bulling it back. no one buys a pc or laptop with linux os by accident,,, has to ask for it. not all users are techies, when people spend money on a pc they usually ask about for warranty, and it's not common to buy a pc with warranty without pre-installed os.
 

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Re: EEVblog forum browser/OS statistics?
« Reply #19 on: January 25, 2017, 12:24:59 pm »
Amazon Silk (never even heard of it) is higher than IE usage on the forums? :o

I block Google Analytics too (sorry, if you want stats then look at your server logs, they'll be far more accurate and private), as well as a bunch of other tracking crap. I use IE, Opera, and Firefox, with occasional Chromium for sites that don't work with any of the others.
 

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Re: EEVblog forum browser/OS statistics?
« Reply #20 on: January 25, 2017, 05:43:06 pm »
The remarkable differences between the poll results and the Google analytics results says something funny is going on.  Either someone is lying, or information is being modified as it bounces around the web.  While one can imagine reasons why the poll would be inaccurate (people wanting to give the "cool" answer, people just playing with/trolling the system), it seems that Occam's razor tells the answer, that Google Analytics is cooking the books.
 

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Re: EEVblog forum browser/OS statistics?
« Reply #21 on: January 25, 2017, 06:54:19 pm »
I imagine the high safari numbers are from people on iPhones & iPads? On my Windows PC I typically use Chrome but I also browse the forum from my phone (Safari). I voted Chrome in the poll.
 
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Re: EEVblog forum browser/OS statistics?
« Reply #22 on: January 25, 2017, 10:44:48 pm »
Amazon Silk (never even heard of it) is higher than IE usage on the forums? :o


Silk is a webkit based browser bundled with Amazon tablets (Fire, etc)
 

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Re: EEVblog forum browser/OS statistics?
« Reply #23 on: January 25, 2017, 10:47:26 pm »
What's the difference between Firefox and Mozilla?

Mozilla here refers to the web browser in the Mozilla Application Suite, a set of Internet applications based on the Netscape Communicator suite (web browser, email client, calendar, HTML editor, etc.).  The suite lives on today as the SeaMonkey community project.

The Mozilla Application Suite was the foundation for the standalone web browser, Mozilla Firefox, the standalone email client, Mozilla Thunderbird, and other applications.

I wonder where palemoon falls.  Does it show as mozilla or firefox
 

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Re: EEVblog forum browser/OS statistics?
« Reply #24 on: January 25, 2017, 10:50:07 pm »
I wonder where palemoon falls.  Does it show as mozilla or firefox

It depends how it identifies itself to servers. It's based on Firefox.
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