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%.

#60 Re: Why do people use IE?

by leet

Tuesday December 17th, 2002 4:57 PM

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I'm quite finicky and have recently gone back to IE5 from Moz (and from Pheonix before that). A big reason is that on slower machines (K6-2 380, luckily I just got a great P4), the itnerface is very slow. eg. right-click/shortcut menu takes up to 1 sec to load, while negligible on IE. Even on the P4 1.8 I use at work, it's noticeably slower and I eventually had to switch. To a large extent this is a perception issue: IE may take similar time to do things (like startup), but using tricks like loading a win that responds after a few secs it creates the (mis)conception that it's faster. This may seem almost stupid, but perception is everything - why would i stare at that frustratingly childish and unchanged splash for a few secs if I don't have to? A browser that feels much faster is much less frustrating, and IE does a much better job at hiding its speed. I notice the difference, so I use IE.