Tim Bray has been publishing his Browser Market Share for some time now – and from here on out the information may be accessed at this stable location.
I had a report yesterday from a reader that this site wasn’t rendering properly in his browser, that is to say in IE6. I am stuck with IE5.5 at work and everything’s OK, and at home in Firefox and Safari everything works well.
If you could confirm for me if everything looks OK, or let me know if text gets cut off on the left or right in your setup I would very much appreciate it. Let me know what you’re using!
on a continuing theme of his (and others as well) for the past little while: The Google Browser. Worth a read, definitely.
The second browser war, by Ben Hammersley.
“…why did Microsoft stop developing Internet Explorer? Why would a company so vocal about innovation cease work on perhaps the most used application in the world, and for nearly three years? The answer is not definitive, but the prevailing thinking points to the third aspect of the browser war: it is the beginning of an even larger, if deeply curious, battle for the domination of the entire computer industry.”
I remain suspicious about the possibility of web apps to become the thin client or network computer heralded in years past, but it’s clear there’s something going on, and MS really does look like it’s being forced to hedge its bets a bit more than it has done in the past couple of years.