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%.

#87 Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Cool your jets, Sonny

by macpeep

Thursday December 19th, 2002 12:18 PM

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I think you're getting the wrong idea about what I'm trying to do. My point in this thread was simply based on two observations:

1) Recent stats seem to indicate that Mozilla (the browser) is very popular. More so even than Netscape's or any other Mozilla technology based browsers.

2) Mozilla (the browser) has some UI quality issues, in particular in the Mail & News app. These UI quality issues also carry over to Netscape's browser (or the other way around, whichever way is more correct to say).

Now, based on these two observations, I made the suggestion that maybe Mozilla should start thinking about the app as an end user app. Not market it, nothing like that. Just simply treat it as it's an end user app for the major releases, since people still treat it that way. And if that was to happen, but even if it doesn't, the UI quality issues are getting more important to work out, since Mozilla's UI is spreading to a lot of end users, either directly through Mozilla or through a Netscape release.

That's all. It's obviously clear what I think the priority is, and it's obviously clear that you don't agree with my priorities at all. But I'm definitely not alone with my worries about the UI, even though you make it sound like it in your posts, several times using language like "if they're not going to fix Macpeep's pet bugs". These are not "my pet bugs". I don't have any pet (peeve) bugs. I simply find the UI quality lacking in general and have used a couple of issues as examples to show what I mean. The UI quality issue is a very widely recognized problem - not something only I worry about.

All the rest is just exaggerations, mis-interpreting and reading things into stuff I say that isn't really there.