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.

#7 Re: Innacurate IE share stats due to UA spoofing . . .

by tomgilder

Monday September 30th, 2002 9:39 AM

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Opera is easily detectable no matter what it is set to identify as, it always appends "Opera" onto the end of the UA, so set to IE5 it sends "Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 5.0; Windows 98) Opera 6.05 [en]".

Even if Opera isn't properly detected, that will reduce the IE share by all of half a percent.