Mozilla's Global Usage Share Continues to Rise
Monday September 30th, 2002
According to OneStat.com, the global usage share of Mozilla 1.0 has doubled to 0.8 percent, making it the Web's seventh most popular browser. Netscape 7.0 has also seen its usage share increase, rising from 0.3 percent to 0.5 percent. However, Microsoft Internet Explorer still dominates the browser market with a total global usage share of 94.9 percent.
Thanks to Martin for the news.
#28 Easy to detect, but some analysers don't
Tuesday October 1st, 2002 4:42 AM
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Last I checked the source code, the popular 'Analog' log analyser at least does not correctly detect Opera. (Can we say 'lame'?) I hope that has been fixed by now.
You're right that it makes bugger all difference in any case. I'd be pretty shocked if the 'real' share for IE turned out less than 85%, or the 'real' share for Gecko turned out more than 3%.
I don't know why anybody is bothering to dispute these numbers - even though they are probably inaccurate, there's no question that IE already won the browser war, and Mozilla will not (in the foreseeable future) make up anything more than a niche. On the desktop (and excluding its use in AOL), eventually reaching 5% share would be a great success for Gecko - 10% would be an astonishing victory.
Mozilla might have a larger role as a component in other systems. (Non-Windows desktops, set-top boxes, etc.)