Mozilla's Global Usage Share Now at 1.1 Percent
Monday December 16th, 2002
Tyrannosaurus Moz writes: "According to OneStat.com, 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%.
Assume that the number of browser users was constant from September to the present. (I can make any assumption I want. I was an economics major. (Heh heh.))
In that case our total user base climbed from 8 units to 11 units in 3 months. That is an increase of 37.5% Applying the rule of 72, our user should should double every (3 months * 1.92) 5.76 months. To reach 50% market share, then, assuming the Internet user base is constant, we would roughly have a 70% market share in less than years years.
Obviously, I wasn't a math major, but nevertheless that is a very fast growth rate. We are rocking.