Google Zeitgeist Browser Stats Now Recognise 'Netscape 5.x'

Thursday February 20th, 2003

FriedEgg writes: "'Netscape 5.x' (Mozilla based browsers) are now listed separately in the Google Zeitgeist, and no longer grouped into 'Other'."

Targeted at members of the press and the curious, Google Zeitgeist offers regular statistics on the trends, patterns and surprises found by analysing Google search data. Following on from a discussion in our forums, MozillaZine reader jgraham has been in touch with Google, who say that 'Netscape 5.x' represents "all versions of Netscape 5.0 and newer and anything that uses Gecko."

Update! Zak adds: "'s latest stats (released at beginning of Feb) show that for the first time, Mozilla has a higher share than NS4 (compare with the previous month's stats)."

#3 Finally eclipsed Netscape 4

by tepples <>

Thursday February 20th, 2003 1:06 PM

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It looks like the purple line (Gecko based browsers) has risen above the dark green line (Netscape 4.x) and the cyan line (IE 4) just before the first of 2003. This means web developers may soon not have to wrestle with hacks for compatibility with 4.x browsers anymore.