There's an interesting article, The Rise of Firefox, over at Macword that show Firefox usage on the Macworld sites steadily growing over the last two years. "So far this month Safari makes up 39 percent of our traffic, with Firefox at 33 percent and Internet Explorer at roughly 21 percent" says Jason Snell.
I'm pretty much full-time Mac these days and I'm probably more aware then most when it comes to the places that Firefox on Mac just doesn't work as well as Firefox on Windows. And I'm also not clueless about Safari, which I'm using more since I moved over to Mac (as the primary of my three platforms.) Still, I'm not surprised at these numbers from Macword. Firefox seems to have quite a strong following among power users, and web design and development professionals. Those folks make up a big chunk of the Mac usage out there.
One other data point is available at BoingBoing.net, the worlds most popular blog, where 23% of their usage is from Mac but only 11.6% of their usage is coming from Safari. That suggests to me that a lot of their Mac usage is coming from Firefox.
What do you think? Could those Macworld numbers be representative of a larger trend among Mac users?