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.

#48 Re: Re: Yeah, that's exactly what I was getting at

by jsebrech

Wednesday June 26th, 2002 4:29 AM

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I pity you. Either you're trolling, in which case you're a fool. Or you're serious, in which case you desperately need to read your own post. You wrote a computer program to install mozilla just for your system. How abnormal is that? And how many people can actually do that?

An installer that upgrades isn't a nicety, it's essential. Without it, mozilla is broken. There's no other way to put it. Regular users can not meddle with profiles, simply because they don't know how to do it. So eventually, one way or another, mozilla breaks, and the user can't fix it. That's what it comes down to. If mozilla wants to be used by regular people, it has to provide a real installer.

Now, myself, I'm a freak too. So I run mozilla. And on top of that, I run debian. But even debian sees the error in mozilla's ways. Their package provides upgrade mechanisms for mozilla, instead of just roughshod dumping the old over the new.