Mozilla's Global Usage Share Continues to Rise

Monday September 30th, 2002

According to, 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.

#35 Re: Re: Where do these stats come from?

by SubtleRebel <>

Wednesday October 2nd, 2002 10:01 PM

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My point was that there is no reason to believe that the current stats are accurate.

If the current stats are partially derived from IE biased sites then adding Mozilla biased sites would only help to make the overall results more accurate.

Just out of curiousity though, how are these stats ever going to be usable for anything? What good does it do to say that these stats show that Mozilla has 2% marketshare? Would it be useful if it indicated that Mozilla had 5% marketshare? The stats are going to have to show a lot more before they are able to have any useful purpose. Having inaccurate stats that indicate 20% marketshare for Mozilla is a lot more useful than innacurate stats that indicate that Mozilla has less than 1%.