IE9 VS Chrome 10 Adoption

Tomorrow FireFox 4 will be released. It will be the last of the three major browsers to update. Two weeks ago Chrome 10 came out, last week IE9 came out. Let's take a look at the adoption rates for each of those on Giant Bomb. 
 

 One week after release, 60+% is Chrome 10.
Hey that's looking pretty promising. Not bad for the biggest change being the options menu. Note that there are two minor versions of 10 showing up and three minor versions of 9 showing up. Let's see how IE did. 
 

 One week after release, 8% is IE9.
More people are using IE7 than IE9? And over three quarters are using IE8? Perhaps you guys don't know that you get ROUNDED CORNERS in IE9? 
 
Let's see how FireFox 4 does when it comes out this week. Any predictions? Better or worse adoption vs Chrome?
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Posted by gpbmike

Tomorrow FireFox 4 will be released. It will be the last of the three major browsers to update. Two weeks ago Chrome 10 came out, last week IE9 came out. Let's take a look at the adoption rates for each of those on Giant Bomb. 
 

 One week after release, 60+% is Chrome 10.
Hey that's looking pretty promising. Not bad for the biggest change being the options menu. Note that there are two minor versions of 10 showing up and three minor versions of 9 showing up. Let's see how IE did. 
 

 One week after release, 8% is IE9.
More people are using IE7 than IE9? And over three quarters are using IE8? Perhaps you guys don't know that you get ROUNDED CORNERS in IE9? 
 
Let's see how FireFox 4 does when it comes out this week. Any predictions? Better or worse adoption vs Chrome?
Posted by MattyFTM

Do we have time travelers visiting Giant Bomb?
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Posted by ZombiePie

I have no idea how to read either pie chart.

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Posted by gpbmike
@MattyFTM said:
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Do we have time travelers visiting Giant Bomb? "
More than you'd think.
Posted by gpbmike
@ZombiePie said:
" I have no idea how to read either pie chart. "
If you ignore the pie and look at the tables on the left it might be better. I'm doing a week over week comparison for the browsers. The week prior to vs the week after release.
Posted by Chaser324

The fact that some people are still using IE 5 and 6 (even if it is a very small minority) is very distressing to me.

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Posted by RecSpec

Hooray for data.

Posted by gbrading

IE9 is currently messed up on Giant Bomb (almost makes it impossible to post because you can't read it), so I've just abandoned it. Although like ZP says, I find it really difficult to fathom those pie charts.

Posted by gpbmike
@gbrading said:
" IE9 is currently messed up on Giant Bomb (almost makes it impossible to post because you can't read it), so I've just abandoned it. Although like ZP says, I find it really difficult to fathom those pie charts. "
What? Outrageous. I'll fix ASAP.
Posted by Skald

Chrome auto-updates silently whenever it's closed. Major version changes in IE need to be downloaded and installed. 
 
Plus, anyone on a school or work computer is probably going to visit this site on an outdated version of IE, or if they're lucky, an outdated version of Firefox.

Posted by Monk

I've been doing comparisons between IE8 and Chrome on Whiskey Sites to see the difference.   

No rounded corners in IE makes me sad.  
 
Probably won't be installing IE9 for a while.  
 
Does Windows Update push IE9 out to computers so people have to upgrade from IE8?

Posted by gpbmike
@extremeradical said:
" Chrome auto-updates silently whenever it's closed. Major version changes in IE need to be downloaded and installed.  Plus, anyone on a school or work computer is probably going to visit this site on an outdated version of IE, or if they're lucky, an outdated version of Firefox. "
Thanks, I forgot to mention the autoupdate thing. The problem right now is that IE isn't even updated through the system update yet. :(
Posted by EVHKwick

@gbrading: I'm using IE9 right now, and I haven't had any issue posting on GB or any of the other Whiskey sites. 
 
And I'm guessing part of the reason for IE7 and 8 are still being widely used is because of the OS requirements for 9, though I'd like to think anyone browsing these sites would've upgrade to Windows 7 (or even Vista) by now.

Posted by gpbmike
@hack745: Good point, I'll try to remember to include the OS in the recap next week.
Posted by OldManLight

I can explain the ie7 stat. A lot of businesses are still rocking that in their standard xp sp2/sp3 images.

Posted by Marz

i'm using firefox 4 RC :O

Posted by Daniel_Newton
@extremeradical said:
" Plus, anyone on a school or work computer is probably going to visit this site on an outdated version of IE, or if they're lucky, an outdated version of Firefox. "
Unless they're smart enough to put a portable version of Chrome or FireFox on their USB drives. That's what I used on college computers. 
Back in school I ran Halo off my memory stick once. Had most of the school wondering how I pulled off the crazy shit I did on school PCs back in the day, I was like some sort of computer wizard. 
I got in trouble when I used a IP changer though... that was pushing it.
Posted by LordAndrew
@gpbmike said:
" @MattyFTM said:
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Do we have time travelers visiting Giant Bomb? "
More than you'd think. "
So are those people using a fake user agent, or is there actually a version with that number?
 
One thing to keep in mind is that IE9 requires at least Windows Vista. Windows XP is still in active use, so it will be some time before IE8 goes away. Even IE5.5 continues to hang onto life somehow. :(
Posted by Skald
@LordAndrew said:
" @gpbmike said:
" @MattyFTM said:
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Do we have time travelers visiting Giant Bomb? "
More than you'd think. "
So are those people using a fake user agent, or is there actually a version with that number?  One thing to keep in mind is that IE9 requires at least Windows Vista. Windows XP is still in active use, so it will be some time before IE8 goes away. Even IE5.5 continues to hang onto life somehow. :( "
Yeah, that's a spoofed user agent, probably from back when Microsoft mandated the use of Internet Explorer for most of their sites. It's apparently been around for at least a couple years.
Posted by MrKlorox
Not sure if I'll be switching to FF4 from 3 yet. The RC still has some interface issues I don't like and some of my preferred extensions haven't been updated.
 
@ZombiePie said:
" I have no idea how to read either pie chart. "
They should call you ZombieBar.
Posted by MisterMouse

cant wait to see how Firefox 4 does, I am thinking 55%

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I'm just surprised that people use Internet Explorer even at the behest of a loaded gun.

Posted by JJOR64

w00t for FireFox 4.   :)

Posted by mithhunter55
@MrKlorox: 
Firefox 4 broke a couple of my addons. Not sure what the old deafualt font was i want to set it back. I don't like the green spinning circle when it loads a page wondering if that changes with the persona?
Posted by Red12b
@Chaser324 said:
" The fact that some people are still using IE 5 and 6 (even if it is a very small minority) is very distressing to me. "
@gpbmike:  
 
...I use it while I am at work, so, yeah, 
 
shit looks fucked up man...real fucked up