'PC-Welt' Poll Finds Large Usage Share for Mozilla-Based Browsers

Wednesday December 18th, 2002

The German magazine PC-Welt recently polled its readers to find out the most popular browser. The results are interesting: 33.7% of respondents use a Mozilla-based browser, with half of those choosing Mozilla itself (17.4%) and the rest going with Netscape 6.x (1.8%), Netscape 7.x (9.6%) or Phoenix (4.9%). This shows a large increase in the use of Mozilla-based browsers since the results of a similar poll were published last year. Internet Explorer is still the most popular browser overall with a 41.1% vote share.

Though the PC-Welt article is in German, a rough English translation is available courtesy of Google. Thanks to Hanno Boeck for the news.

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by gbpa005

Thursday December 19th, 2002 5:12 AM

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I've tried both programs. Both operate without problem as far as no other application is used. As soon as f.e. Word is started (StarOffice is another favorite application of mine which can't be run on this machine), the computer runs short of RAM and begins swaping. And this turns the computer almost unusable.

I know, that there is no problem with machines with P300 and higher. On these computers, it is really a joy to surf with mozilla. I'm afraid, on low end machines with low ram, there seems to be no alternative to IE (apart from lynx ...).

As a result of the technological progress, this problem should vanish by the time. Unfortunately, bureaucratic institutions have a long cycle concerning investment (especialy in times of decreasing wealth) and my machine is about 7 years old.