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.

#62 Re: Hardware

by arnoudb <>

Wednesday June 26th, 2002 6:17 PM

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You must have some real flaky hardware then. No Microsoft product on my machine has ever crashed since moving to XP (not that it ever did when I still used 2000). That your 3dfx cards don't work and have only unofficial drivers seems only logical. 3dfx went out of business several years ago! Don't expect any kind of official driver... ever.

When hardware on Windows doesn't work well, it's usually largely the manufacturer's fault, and not Microsoft's. Microsoft is of course dependant on the manufacturer of the product to supply them with drivers. Now if the drivers are flaky, which they all too often are (especially with things like gamepads), your machine will crash, and ppl will blame it on Microsoft, even though it's not their fault (it's the driver at fault, not the OS). So Microsoft is right in requiring manufacturers now to deliver good drivers that are able to pass the WHQL test (Hardware Quality Lab stress test), and receive a certificate before shipping them with the OS. Bad luck for you if your drivers aren't supported out of the box... You should have bought your hardware from a more reliable vendor, that cares about driver quality.