Mozilla 1.0 has a 0.4 Percent Usage Share —

Monday June 24th, 2002

ZDNet is reporting that Mozilla 1.0 has gained a 0.4 percent usage share since its launch on June 5th. Citing research from, the article notes that Internet Explorer 6's market share grew to 46.4 percent during the month ending June 21st, despite the fact that IE's overall share went down slightly. The Mozilla-based Netscape 7.0 Preview Release 1 has a 0.3 percent share.

#39 Upgrading IE doesn't require deleting files....

by baffoni

Tuesday June 25th, 2002 9:11 PM

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I think what he is referring to is the fact that IE has an upgrade capability that Mozilla has a right to envy. When you update IE, you don't have to trash your old profile, painfully move email and bookmarks, delete fairly arcane files from the system folder or even deeper in the "documents and settings" folder. When you install a new version of IE, it is (for the most part) smart enough to migrate what isn't identical, but right now Mozilla CAN'T. Until that feature is fixed, why would anyone (especially if they want to use this in a corporate environment) want to go to 1.1? Taking that logic a step farther, knowing this is a possibility, why would they (a corporate IT guy) install 1.0 - or a commercial derivative for that matter - knowing that updating to a version that fixes the inevitable bugs that only CEOs/CFOs/Managers find will be painful for a company of more than 5 people?