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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.


#74 Installing Moz, scripts, etc, etc

by michaelg <mike@vee.net>

Friday June 28th, 2002 4:34 AM

You are replying to this message

"The problem I see with a solution like yours is that it's incredibly elitist, but in a technological way. Regular people can never use your approach."

I realize that. The reason I mentioned the script is to establish how often I upgrade Mozilla, i.e., very often. I don't expect anyone to write their own, or to use GetMoz (as Asa pointed out), or do anything other than a graphical installer to upgrade Mozilla.

But still, writing a script can be absolutely nothing compared to writing even a simple hello world program. Here's an example of a script which effectively does the same thing as my script, or GetMoz, and will work on most Linux machines:

#!/bin/bash wget <mozilla nightly build URL> rm -r /usr/local/mozilla-backup mv /usr/local/mozilla /usr/local/mozilla-backup cd /usr/local tar xzf /path/to/downloaded/mozilla/build.tar.gz

As you can see, a script can be as simple as a few commands strung together. This is way easier than programming; anyone who can use a command line interface can pick up basic scripting in a few minutes.

But this is getting off topic...

/mike