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%.

#44 Re: Re: Cool your jets, Sonny Jim

by asa <>

Tuesday December 17th, 2002 12:51 AM

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>> 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?

I'm not sure how "because Netscape's releases are 99% identical to Mozilla" has anything to do with your claim that Mozilla is an end user product. It seems to me your complaint is with Netscape and not Mozilla but you'd like to change the way Mozilla does its work because you don't think you can't change the way Netscape does its work.

Listen, we make this thing. That gives us the right to say who we're targeting and where our priorities are. You don't make this thing. You're in no position to say who we are targeting or what we should be focused on. You can like it or you can not like it but you don't have any influence over it so your repeated claims that it's "a fact" or that we're "in denial" are just a waste of time.

You clearly don't have an understanding of the project's priorities and so all your claims about what ought to be happening or where the focus should be are a waste of everyone's time. Mozilla has never had and does not currently have the resources to make a serious dent in browser market share without the distribtion that large companies are capable of. If I had to pick between fixing a polish bug that would make you more happy with Mozilla Mail or fixing a bug that would help to get gecko embedded into a commercial product shipping to millions of users, let me tell you, that's not a difficult decision to make.

If there are bugs in Mozilla that bother you then fix them. If you don't like something about Netscape then ask Netscape to fix it or fix it yourself in Mozilla and hope they pick up the fix in their next release. That's how this thing works. We don't need your "help" in deciding our priorities. We need strong developers and good patches. We don't need armchair quarterbacks. If you're not offering good code then you're just wasting time with a bunch of useless kibitzing.