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%.

#42 Re: Cool your jets, Sonny Jim

by macpeep

Monday December 16th, 2002 11:26 PM

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" I have to say that the tone of your comment "... seems pretty sad..." is awefully negative. Also, calling it a "denial" instead of a "statement" or an "explaination" carries negative connotations. Are you trying to shame Mozilla into changing it's focus, perhaps? Good luck if you are..."

There's been some discussion lately regarding the UI quality of Mozilla. In some areas, the UI is quite good (most of the browser, for example). In other areas - Mail in particular - it's quite poorly polished. The reasoning for why it doesn't matter has been that Mozilla is not an end user product. Well, this is true on paper, but these stats surely tell you that it's not true at all in reality. Mozilla is very much an end user product. Because of this and because Netscape's releases are 99% identical to Mozilla anyway, perhaps it would be a good idea to accept the fact that Mozilla is an end user product?