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.

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

by macpeep

Wednesday October 2nd, 2002 11:36 PM

You are replying to this message

"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."

Is there a reason to believe they are not? They sound very plausible and reflective of what I've seen "out there" myself.

"Just out of curiousity though, how are these stats ever going to be usable for anything?"

Tracking usage and growth as one metric (feedback is another) to see user satisfaction and perceived quality and value, to help determine what needs to be done in the project. For example, if feedback is all positive but there's no growth in usage, it could be that PR is the biggest problem.

But then again, I wasn't the one who posted the article. Perhaps you should ask Martin why it's important?