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%.

#55 Actually..

by jonik

Tuesday December 17th, 2002 11:11 AM

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Actually the growth is a bit faster that that. Extreme tracking stats show the percentage from the date the tracking started, not just for that month or week. For example,'s figure 2.72% (as of now) is the percentage of visitors using Mozilla-based browser from March 13th to this date. The longer the counter has been running, the slower all changes in the percetages will be. (Extreme tracking counters that have been running for years have disproportionally large share for NS 4.x, for example.)

By looking at the absolute numbers e.g. once a month, it would be possible calculate a more realistic figure...