Download.com and eWeek on Mozilla in 2002
Wednesday January 1st, 2003
aengblom writes: "Mozilla has made CNET's top 10 downloads of the 2002!"
In related news, several eWeek Labs analysts have described Mozilla as the 'Most Useful' or 'Most Impressive' technology of 2002. Thanks to MozFan for the pointer.
Update! The article aengblom refers to is actually a list of CNET Download.com's top picks of 2002. The Top Ten Downloads of 2002, a separate article in which Mozilla does not feature, is a list of the year's most-downloaded software.
#1 That's not the top 10 downloads
Wednesday January 1st, 2003 10:05 AM
aengblom got it wrong. The top 10 downloads are listed here <http://download.com.com/1…-2023-978523.html?tag=txt> with ICQ (Pro) topping with 221,456,779 downloads in 2002. Number 10 is Audiogalaxy Satellite with 31,584,092 downloads. Mozilla 1.2.1 itself had "only" 246,939 downloads in december: <http://download.com.com/3…356-10117877.html?tag=txt> And this only on the windows platform. Hell, that would make around 3,000,000 downloads if the downloads have been similar in the other months. I don't have to check that right now. While 3 million is very nice, it's only 10% of the 30 million of Audiogalaxy Satellite...
The reason Mozilla was mentioned, is that one of the CNET's staff chose this as his favorite software of the year.
#2 Approx. 4 million d/l all platforms for Mozilla
Wednesday January 1st, 2003 10:16 AM
Based on the december numbers <http://download.com.com/3…=dl-20&search=+Go%21+> for Mozilla 1.2.1
Sadly, they don't show the downloads of all previous versions. Or I missed them...
#3 Re: Approx. 4 million d/l all platforms for Mozill
Wednesday January 1st, 2003 1:01 PM
I can't see '4 Millions downloads' on the link you provided. Are you sure this link is correct?
#4 What eWeek and download.com said
Wednesday January 1st, 2003 1:09 PM
For those who don't want to read through eerything, here's what eWeek and download.com said:
MOST USEFUL: The long-awaited official release of the open-source Mozilla Web browser brought the joy back to Web surfing. Highly customizable and with a host of features that actually serve the user rather than the company that owns the software, Mozilla has made Web surfing a much more efficient experience.
This long-awaited browser made it to version 1.0 in 2002, and recent releases put it at 1.2.1. I use Mozilla at work and home, looking at multiple pages in its tabbed interface while happily cruising along pop-up free. Mozilla is a fine example of software designed for users, and not for profit.
#9 Re: Re: Approx. 4 million d/l all platforms for Mo
Wednesday January 1st, 2003 3:41 PM
The link doesn't say 4 million downloads because it lists only the downloads for 1.2.1, counting from December 3. Now take the total of all downloads and make that number times 12 and you'll get something around 4 million. It's just an approximation, I know.
#10 Re: Re: Re: Approx. 4 million d/l all platforms fo
Thursday January 2nd, 2003 3:42 PM
Why multiple by 12?
(If it's for the number of platforms supported, that assumes that the same number gets downloaded for all of them. I would think that the bulk are Win32 downloads...)
#5 Right, aengblom's statement is just wrong
Wednesday January 1st, 2003 1:30 PM
That line should be changed to indicate that it is in the list of "Best of 2002" not "top downloads" which everybody would interpret as "most often downloaded".
#6 Fixed. (n/t) Re: That's not the top 10 downloads
Wednesday January 1st, 2003 1:52 PM
ExtremeTech, in an article going over a few predictions for 2003, mentions Phoenix. <http://www.extremetech.co…cle2/0,3973,803578,00.asp>
"And expect Linux sensibilities to continue to make even Windows a better place. Case in point: the Phoenix browser for Windows, which brings lightweight Mozilla technology back to Win32 for the masses."