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Mozilla's Global Usage Share Now at 1.6 Percent

Sunday July 27th, 2003

thelem writes: "OneStat.com have released their latest browser usage data. It's as expected, IE6 has made big gains at the expense of IE5, Netscape 4 has made losses and Mozilla and Safari have made gains." thelem adds that IE now has a global usage share of 95.4% (up 0.1 percentage points since February), Mozilla 1.6% (up 0.4 percentage points), Netscape Navigator 4.x 0.6% (down 0.4 percentage points), Opera 6.0 0.6% (down 0.1 percentage points) and Safari 0.25% (up 0.14 percentage points). "These figures show similar trends to those being reported by thecounter.com, although thecounter.com puts mozilla usage at around 2.2%."


#13 Re: Who is "onestat"?

by mlefevre

Monday July 28th, 2003 1:19 AM

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They are counting user agents across a whole number of sites.

I'm not sure about Konq, but even when Opera is pretending to be IE, it still adds an "Opera" on the end, so it can be (and is by onestat) counted.

But some people do spoof user agents, and different people visit different sites, so counting user-agents at a bunch of sites is always going to be just that, counting user-agents at a bunch of sites. If you're maintaining a website, you should do your own counting of user-agents to find out about the audience for your particular site.

And if you're trying to work out which browser is most popular, you can take just about any statistic you like and turn it into a news story...