The Popularity of Web Browsers, Visualized

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The browser wars may seem to have heated up only recently, but! Browsers have been slugging it out for your attention since as early as 1994. And this infographic, which actually lays things out in a visually interesting way instead of just throwing a bunch of numbers on a few squiggly lines, shows just how the parries and thrusts have gone.

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I'll say this for Opera: at least it's consistent. [Favbrowser via Dvice]

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