Safari 3.1 adoption spikes for Windows

Summary:Remember the whole kerfuffle on 18 March 2008 when Apple pushed out a Safari "update" to Windows iTunes users? (screenshot below) People had a problem with the fact that Apple also included Safari 3.

Remember the whole kerfuffle on 18 March 2008 when Apple pushed out a Safari "update" to Windows iTunes users? (screenshot below) People had a problem with the fact that Apple also included Safari 3.1 with their Software Update service on Windows and it was labeled as an update with the option to install pre-selected.

Safari adoption spikes for Windows

According to the latest stats from Net Applications, Apple's gamble may have worked. Witness the end of the graphic below:

Safari 3.1 adoption on Windows

Safari 3.0 on Windows never gained much market share, peaking at .07%.  However, Safari 3.1 on Windows is rapidly gaining market share, already tripling Safari 3.0's peak.

On 18 April 2008 Apple changed the behavior of Software Update on Windows and now lists Safari as "new" software if it's not already installed.

Apple Software Update on Windows

Topics: Operating Systems, Apple, Software, Windows

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Jason D. O'Grady developed an affinity for Apple computers after using the original Lisa, and this affinity turned into a bona-fide obsession when he got the original 128 KB Macintosh in 1984. He started writing one of the first Web sites about Apple (O'Grady's PowerPage) in 1995 and is considered to be one of the fathers of blogging.... Full Bio

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