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    how many people using IE 6, 7 & 8

    Is there a site somewhere with data on how many users are still using IE 6, 7 and 8? At least a close-to-accurate data or a good estimate.

    Thanks!

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    7.0 48.76%
    8.0 34.18%
    6.0 17.01%

    Stats from a general website of mine, according to Google Analytics.
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    Oh yeah, why didn't I think of that? That would be a good basis of the popularity of each version of IE depending on how many users are viewing the page using what browser. Thanks!

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    IE6 16.4%
    IE7 15.4%
    IE8 12.4%

    Stats from a site of mine on computers.

    One thing to remember is that stats for IE will usually be higher than the real percentage due to people using less common browsers that are set to identify themselves as IE.
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    One thing to remember is that the major browsers visiting your site will vary depending on your subject and target audience.

    A software development site will see a lower percentage of IE users than a blog about knitting, for example.

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    Jimmy, also worth of noting is the global statistics provided by independant groups like NetApplications, while their not as accurate as your own statistics they certainly give a solid overall picture of what the web is like, the below Wikipedia article overviews the most recent stats very well

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Usage_s...f_web_browsers

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    Thanks guys. OK here is something more of what I was looking for.

    http://www.w3schools.com/browsers/browsers_stats.asp

    A breakdown in terms of IE versions from 6, 7 to 8 and other browsers as well (though I'm particularly interested in IE only). The data from wc3schools is a bit biased against the average computer user. Obviously FF has more users than IE combined given that these people are more tech-oriented.

    If you have any links to similar statistics but those more of the regular computer users, not the tech savvy ones, please link it here. Thanks!

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    jimmy85, then check the link I posted above, it pulls together statistics from regular users from a broad spectrum of independant sources (as I mentioned).

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    IE 8.0 - 40.24&#37;
    IE 7.0 - 38.46%
    IE 6.0 - 21.30%

    Those are from a music related site I run.

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    Web Browsers
    1 Internet Explorer 7.0 22.99%
    2 Firefox 3.0 17.08%
    3 Internet Explorer 8.0 15.33%
    4 Internet Explorer 6.0 14.04%
    5 Firefox 3.5 13.35%
    6 Safari 4.0 3.66%
    7 Chrome 2.0 3.23%
    8 Firefox 2.0 1.43%
    9 Opera 9.6 1.19%
    10 Safari 3.2 0.69%

    http://www.w3counter.com/globalstats.php

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    Yes, again, double check with your own statistics, if any. If you need a global idea there it is but each site has different numbers depending on the visitors. I have a customer with a 60&#37; IE6 usage... very sad. Mostly businesses.
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    Interestingly, YouTube has started putting a notice on their pages telling IE6 users to upgrade because they are going to stop supporting it soon. I think that's excellent. Is anyone aware of any other big sites out there doing something similar with IE6?

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    I am using IE8 and about the site i don't know you can start a voting system to know how many people use that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by addison2015 View Post
    I am using IE8 and about the site i don't know you can start a voting system to know how many people use that.
    You don't have to do that - all you have to do to know how many of your visitors use which browser is to examine your site logs. This is most easily done using a stats program such as awstats.

    Remember of course that such stats are never completely accurate since most of the thousands of browsers outside the top five identify themselves as Internet Explorer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Max_Ludz View Post
    Web Browsers
    1 Internet Explorer 7.0 22.99%
    2 Firefox 3.0 17.08%
    3 Internet Explorer 8.0 15.33%
    4 Internet Explorer 6.0 14.04%
    5 Firefox 3.5 13.35%
    6 Safari 4.0 3.66%
    7 Chrome 2.0 3.23%
    8 Firefox 2.0 1.43%
    9 Opera 9.6 1.19%
    10 Safari 3.2 0.69%

    http://www.w3counter.com/globalstats.php
    I just updated this report with September's statistics today. IE6 and IE7's share fell, while IE8's rose by over 1%.

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    Yoou can go for a research in google,but you will not find the exact details,because a person would vote twice by using two different names.


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