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.

#65 I'm a bit confused.

by ipottinger

Thursday June 27th, 2002 12:01 AM

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How can you have difficulty upgrading mozilla? The first release version (Moz 1.0) just came out and there are no new releases to upgrade to!

Please, please don't tell me your expecting a painless "upgrade" from some pre-Moz 1.0 to the release or from Moz 1.0 to a nightly/alpha/beta or (*shutter*) from some nightly to nightly. You can't play around with development software (as opposed to release software) and expect anything other than system crashes and data loss. It's the nature of the best!

I'm of the firm belief that Moz is not for end-users and as such even release versions do not need to maintain backward compatibility with installations of previous releases. That concern belongs to Netscape, Beonex, and the other user targeted browsers based on Moz. It is more than reasonable to expect that their client software will incorporate whatever tools are needed to provide an effortlessly upgrade experience.