Comparison of Browser Wars

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Category: Software

Added: August 19, 2010

A visual take on how Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Opera and Safari compare to each other.

Chrome

+34%

Firefox

+13%

Internet Explorer

+5%

Opera

+32%

Safari

+14%

The Stackup

This graph shows how products compare when everything said about them is combined into one value.

Browser Wars Stackup Graph

Since Netscape Navigator came on the scene in 1994, graphical web browsers have become a regular part of daily life. Nowadays there are a lot of choices, but the general trend seems to be that the browsers with the least amount of user share are regarded the most highly. Chrome and Opera certainly look ahead of the curve.

Based on the results, Chrome and Opera are significantly better than average. That's some good news for them!

Also, it looks like Internet Explorer is obviously worse than the others, so you might want to avoid it.

The Splitup

This graph splits up positive and negative results to give you more detail.

Splitup Legend Browser Wars Splitup Graph

Share of Voice

Love, Praise, Faves

This pie chart shows how the positive results for each product compare; a bigger slice of the pie is better.
All the products have a pretty close share of the good pie. Go Team!

Browser Wars Positive Share of Voice Chart

Hate, Complaints, Problems

This pie chart shows how the negative results for each product compare; a bigger slice of the pie is worse.
All the products are disliked almost equally. It's up to you to decide if that's good or bad.

Browser Wars Negative Share of Voice Chart

The Numbers

Absolute Results and Relative Percentages

This table shows the actual number of results found and the combined spread (with the percentage of the total) for each product. They all have a decent number of things said about them around the web, which gives us the data we need to work with.

Name Positive Results Negative Results Combined Spread
Chrome 1,304,656 (25%) 779,032 (21%) 525,624 (34%)
Firefox 835,011 (16%) 635,843 (17%) 199,168 (13%)
Internet Explorer 988,103 (18%) 910,031 (24%) 78,072 (5%)
Opera 1,309,578 (25%) 813,459 (21%) 496,119 (32%)
Safari 779,236 (14%) 560,363 (15%) 218,873 (14%)
Comparison Totals 5,216,584 3,698,728 1,517,856

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