Mozilla's Global Usage Share Now at 1.1 Percent

Monday December 16th, 2002

Tyrannosaurus Moz writes: "According to, Mozilla has achieved 1.1% usage, up 0.3% from 0.8% in September. If you count Netscape 7 as Mozilla (it is) then Mozilla-based browsers now control about 1.7% of the Web browser market." Internet Explorer is still the number one browser with a 95% usage share but Mozilla has now overtaken Opera as the third most popular browser, behind Netscape (all versions) with 3%.

#17 Don't forget Apple

by mbrubeck

Monday December 16th, 2002 1:33 PM

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If Apple started shipping a Mozilla-based browser (Chimera, Apple "iBrowser", whatever) as the default with new Macs, we'd see a significant jump. Sure, only about 5% of web users are on Macs (based on Google's October 2002 zeitgeist), but that 5% is still significant. The Mac is a more level battleground for Mozilla, since IE is not as entrenched and is out-of-date compared to Mozilla or to IE6 for Windows. Apple has no reason to keep bundling IE if something better is available, and most Mac buyers will probably use whatever browser Apple ships.