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%.
Google is one of the most popular search engines on the internet. If anything, google is more popular with the technological-rich, rather than the technological-poor (who are stilll convinced that yahoo is the only ever search engine). Therefore, if anything, google should over represent Mozilla/Gecko.
Personally, I think that when talking about browser usage stats people should talk about Gecko, since that is what is important when trying to convince webmasters to change their habits.