'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.

#22 Re: Re: no real-life-stat

by leet

Thursday December 19th, 2002 11:35 AM

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>> Do you really want to say that K-meleon and Phoenix are slower than IE (or Opera)?

I'm not sure why so many people seem to have different experiences, but myself have run Moz/K-meleon/Phoenix on K6-2 380, P2 300, and P4 1.8, and they're all less responsive than IE 5/6. I care much less about rendering speeds if the interface crawls and menus take a sec or two to be drawn. So yes, Moz is still so much slower than IE. Even features like tabs actually increase reliance on mouse (eg can't drag link while pressing ctrl-pgdn - i'm not sure if technically possible but both are right-hand operations; i know ctrl-tab doesn't work) so I ditched it.

Opera's either costly or ad-ware so I'd rather not use it.