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%.
> IE's growth (if you put all versions of IE together) never became linear until it captured 90%+ of the market. > Why should our growth be different?
It's basic reality check time. IE gained share so quickly because it was shipped with nearly all new computers. Ship Mozilla as the only browser with nearly all new computers, and you'll see fast exponential growth up to 90% share, too. If not, get read for a long and sloooooow climb.
Someone should keep a graph of Mozilla's rise in usage share and some predicitions about future share. Then we can get a more realistic sense of Mozilla's growth.