Amid the hype over Safari 4’s download stats, John Paczkowski of AllThingsD notes that of the 11 million Safari downloads, 6 million were for Windows users:
That means that Safari 4, at least at the outset, is more popular on Windows than on the Mac.
The problem with that lunacy, of course, is that 150-million Windows users have iTunes, QuickTime, and Apple’s Software Update installed on their PCs. PC users didn’t so much select Safari to download as Safari selected them. But Paczkowski gets it:
Apple’s 2007 decision to suggest Safari to Windows users via the iTunes software update has done great things to boost usage on that platform.