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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.


#38 Re: Reasons to suspect inaccuracy

by macpeep

Thursday October 3rd, 2002 12:59 PM

You are replying to this message

"Yes there are many reasons to believe they are not accurate. One reason is that there are millions of IE biased sites and it would be rather odd if none of them used OneStat.com, but there are very few Mozilla biased sites and to my knowledge none of them use OneStat.com to keep track of stats."

So in other words, their sample is a very good approximation of the real world.

"If the stats are inaccurate then they are useless as any kind of metric. If the stats are biased then they will never properly reflect growth."

Yeah, these are my arguments against trying to bias it - pro Mozilla or pro IE. Any kind of inaccurate representation of the real world is bad.