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Flash stats

Some stats on the popularity of the different multimedia players as of September 2001 (caveat emptor: the study was commissioned by Macromedia—the makers of Flash and Shockwave):

These are all based on U.S. numbers, but—judging by the Canadian vs. U.S. Flash install base—they should hold true for Canadian Web browsers.

The Counter’s statistics indicate that about 11 percent of the browsers were not JavaScript enabled. Those same stats had only 4 percent of users with 8-bit colour, and 5 percent looking at the Web at a 640 by 480 resolution (53 percent were using 800 by 600; 38 percent used 1024 by 768 or higher).