'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.

#8 no real-life-stat

by TheK <>

Thursday December 19th, 2002 3:07 AM

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the problem is, that this is only based on a vote, so at first all the "Browser? What is that? I click on 'Internet'!" users are missing. Also many of the uninterested MSIE- and Netscape4-Users (this gives also the very low value for MSIE5). If you see real stats based upon the useragent (with a script, that can identify opera with faked UA), Mozilla, Netscape 7 and Opera will fall alltogether below 5% and the arguments against Gecko-Browsers are always the same still true ones since ever: it's slow, it eats RAM and it misses some key-features from Netscape 4.