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.

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

by michaelg <>

Thursday June 27th, 2002 9:28 AM

You are replying to this message

"You wrote a computer program to install mozilla just for your system. How abnormal is that? And how many people can actually do that?"

Oh, I'm serious. But you are clearly confused here - I didn't write a computer program, I wrote a script. There's a whole world of difference between the two. How many people can write a script? More than can write a computer program, I can assure you.

It's interesting you use Debian, but seem to have no idea about how it's package management system works. I've been using Debian for, oh, a while now, so I'm pretty familiar with it. So, here's how it works: When it upgrades a package, it removes the old files and just dumps the new ones in as replacements! Fancy that!

So, this little script which I wrote does the exact same thing as apt-get and dpkg. "Why don't I use use the Mozilla packages instead?" You ask? Well, it's because I prefer to use nightly builds, and the poor Debian maintainer just can't keep up. If Mozilla produced apt-gettable nightly builds, I can assure you I'd use them instead, but in the meantime, I'll just have to stick with my little script to do the exact same thing.

Just to clarify, the point I was making is that Mozilla's *profiles* handle upgrades relatively well. If you would bother to read the post I was replying to, you would note that the author of said post indicates Mozilla's profiles frequently needed to be cleaned out, or rebuilt after an upgrade. I have found this to vary rarely be the case, and was stating so.

Please, next time, get some context, and understand the discussion which is going on before you post. Perhaps you should get your mommy to proof read your "contributions" before you hit that big, permanent, submit button.