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%.

#67 Re: Re: IE's growth

by vcs2600 <>

Tuesday December 17th, 2002 9:52 PM

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IE had ~40% marketshare before it was preloaded on a single computer. We're talking IE3/NS4.0 era.

This was due to a combination of word-of-mouth among techies (who had much more influence back then), and deals with ISPs, who were the primary channel ('air supply') for browsers back when a very high percentage of Internet users were new adopters.

These ISP deals were found to be illegal, but there was also the significant fact that Netscape was far less customizable back then, and couldn't be embedded (which cost them the AOL deal).