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%."
It's good to see Mozilla usage increasing.
It bothers me to no end when people design sites, especially commercial sites, that only work in IE and justify it by saying well, 95% of the people use IE so that is good enough. Would these people would turn away 5 out of every 100 people in a brick-and-mortar store because of who they are? I guess so... but in the real world that could get you in trouble, even if you turned away 1 in every 1000.
Oh, and they did leave out NS 6/7 and make it sound like Netscape is losing popularity just because the ancient NS 4 is disappearing.
Doing the math: Total Netscape of 2.5% - Netscape 4 of 0.6% = Netscape 6/7 of 1.9%
And adding that to Mozilla, at least 3.5% are Mozilla based. I don't know how they are counting other Mozilla based browsers.
When you consider how many internet using people there are, that is a lot of people using Mozilla.