[thelist] NN4 Usage (was: why is my vialid site crashing in NN4.6?)

Bruce Wilbur thelist at brucew.com
Wed Oct 9 13:54:01 CDT 2002

>What are the latest stats on the usage of NN 4.7? Can't we just forget
>about the stupid piece of crap? Plus if it happens on a Mac running
>4.7,  how big of an audience can that be? Don't get me wrong, I am a
>passionate Mac user (since 89) But even among the Mac users I know the
>only ones using NN4.7 are web developers ruining their days testing
>pages on it. (like me). Similarly, how many PC users are running it? I
>don't know a single one except again, web developers. So maybe it is
>safe to ignore it.

IMHO, the only numbers that count are those from my clients' logs.  Not
only is that where my revenue stream comes from, but I can get up close
and personal with the raw data.  Who knows how those "industry average"
statistics are generated?

Remembering that your clients' numbers will be different, most likely
due to target demographics, for the client sites I maintain, the
September number is 9.71%.  Including all unknown, "legacy" and WebTV
(ack!) browsers, it was 11.97%.

Over the past two years, industry average figures consistently run about
half of what I see at my clients' sites.  The most recent figure I've
seen bandied about, 5%, is in line with my experience.

Remember:  Your mileage may vary.


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