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%.

#23 Re: If 5% is too little, how much is enough?

by schapel

Monday December 16th, 2002 2:38 PM

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I agree, some site owners will say "screw standards, screw anyone who doesn't use IE". What magical usage share of non-IE browsers will result in *all* site owners saying "I'll use standards and make sure my pages work in Mozilla"? And is it reasonable to think that Mozilla can reach that goal, considering the fact that the vast majority of desktop computers ship with IE 5 or 6 preinstalled and the vast majority of users will not bother to download any other browser?

I'm all for more users of Mozilla and Opera -- it will make the web more usable for everyone -- but if Mozilla had just 5% usage share nearly all sites would work in Mozilla. It's hard for me to find sites that don't work, and Mozilla has only recently approached just 2% share!