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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%."


#19 TheCounter used on IE-centric pages ???

by drnoble

Monday July 28th, 2003 2:42 AM

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I know that all such statistics are inherently flawed, but a though that just came to mind.

Would it be fair to say that thecounter etc would be mainly used on sites that are smaller general/IE/windows content, and not so much on LINUX related pages. I say this as AFAIK thecounter use an image counter(?) which would tend not to be used on more "geeky" LINUX related sites and also bigger site, who would instead use proper log analysis.

This IMO will cause a drastic swing to counting only at "My Webpage that is 'best viewed in IE5.5.005 @ 1024*768 resolution'" sites, hence meaning that these results are worth less than nothing.