By John Gruber
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If you’re using Safari 1.1, you’re running Panther. If you’re running Safari 1.0, you’re using Jaguar. This state of affairs has led some to wonder whether new versions of Safari are going to be tied to new versions of Mac OS X. Will Safari 1.1 be released for Jaguar users? Answer unclear, ask again later.
But it (the Panther-only status of Safari 1.1) also means that you can look in your web server logs and see how many of your Safari-using visitors have upgraded to Panther. Here are the results for Daring Fireball, from the first nine days after Panther shipped, including the release day, when it didn’t go on sale until 8p.
Update: For comparison, I’ve also included the figures from the day before Panther shipped, which readers are either seeded developers or bootleggers.
Remember, these figures are only Safari users. The Percent column indicates the percentage of Safari users who are running Panther.
|Thu 23 Oct||157||826||16|
|Fri 24 Oct||315||1045||23|
|Sat 25 Oct||402||509||44|
|Sun 26 Oct||342||402||46|
|Mon 27 Oct||686||729||48|
|Tue 28 Oct||1197||1219||50|
|Wed 29 Oct||609||611||50|
|Thu 30 Oct||491||438||53|
|Fri 31 Oct||437||356||55|
|Sat 1 Nov||365||257||59|
It’s pretty impressive how many of you installed Panther within 24 hours of its release.