Germany's 'Der Spiegel' Magazine Records Increase in Use of Mozilla and Netscape

Sunday August 24th, 2003

According to Germany's Der Spiegel magazine, Mozilla's usage share may be rising (rough English translation courtesy of AltaVista's Babel Fish). In an article about the latest set of Internet Explorer security flaws, the German newsweekly reports that out of 125 million accesses to their website, 15.1% came from users of Mozilla and Netscape, a notable increase since the releases of Mozilla 1.4 and Netscape 7.1. Meanwhile, Internet Explorer usage appears to have declined, with the browser from Redmond now accounting for 83.8% of page requests. Thanks to albano, Julian and Carl Watling for the news.

#1 accesses vs ips?

by chrisbolt

Sunday August 24th, 2003 11:59 PM

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Which is a more accurate measure of a browser's share, the number of hits by a browser or the number of unique users of a browser? If 1% of users who cause 2% of a site's hits switch from IE to Mozilla, measuring by hits would show a 2% change when only 1% of the users have switched.