Mozilla 1.0 has a 0.4 Percent Usage Share — OneStat.com
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 OneStat.com, 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.
#6 How to lie with statistics
Tuesday June 25th, 2002 2:41 AM
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They dont mention exactly what sites were used forthe analysis. Different kinds of sites will have largely different audiences with regard to preferred OS, browser, e.g. slahsdot.org will have a different distribution from msn.com.
Anless you make sure that hidden variables like this (also include country of origin here) are balanced out carefully and unless you say what it is exactly that you count (did you count opera maskerading as IE as opera?), these numbers are close to random.