Just wondering which are the most popular browsers in mac

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  1. McBgnr macrumors regular

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    Hello,

    As Safari is the default browser, I think it will be the most popular browser amongst most mac users.

    However, I am not sure if Firefox, Netscape, IE, iCab etc are also popular.

    Any ideas?
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Safari and Firefox are the most popular by far.
     
  3. ziggyonice macrumors 68020

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    Safari is the most popular browser on the Mac.
    Firefox is the second most popular.

    You can learn more about the most used browsers here, including information on both Macs and PCs.
     
  4. SLR2009 macrumors regular

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    I only use Firefox on my Mac, I rarely use safari but that may change when Safari 4 is released.
     
  5. drichards macrumors 6502a

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    IE and Netscape are terribly outdated, if your page renders on Safari and Firefox and Opera, you're covering pretty much all your bases, based on their engines being pretty much all the Mac community sees.
     
  6. Sheeds macrumors member

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    I exclusively use Firefox.

    I'd love to use Safari, but it doesn't support StumbleUpon, and that is a crying shame.
    :(
     
  7. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    ...making a page that doesn't render in IE7 (at least) is just stupid. Like it or not, IE is still a very popular browser (for Windows).
     
  8. apfhex macrumors 68030

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    However I think they were talking about just on Macs. In which case IE is completely irrelevant.

    I think Safari is the most used amongst Mac browsers, with Firefox of course the next most. Not much else has notable percentages.
     
  9. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Maybe the OP was, but drichards:

    How can anyone make the statement that if a page renders properly in Safari, FF, and Opera, you're done? Any web developer has to account for IE no matter what platform they're developing on.
     
  10. colourfastt macrumors 6502a

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    I use: Safari, Flock, Firefox, Opera, Camino, and Omniweb. Each browser is used for a specific purpose, dependent upon what I'm surfing.
     
  11. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    Curious as to why you go through the hassle of using 6 different browsers.
     
  12. drspa44 macrumors newbie

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    What really is the advantage with Safari? I find it much too simplistic and only use it for web clips in Dashboard. I think if it was not pre-installed on macs it would have a much lower market share. I am a Firefox fanboy, if there is such a thing! :D
     
  13. TRAG macrumors 6502

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    I happen to like Safari because of its simplicity and ease of use.
     
  14. MAC-PRO-DEMON macrumors 6502a

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    MacStories did this massive review of all of the Browsers for Mac OSX...

    My favourites are Safari (4 Public Beta), Cruz, Camino (Latest Alpha), Shiira....

    :cool:
     

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