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.

#16 Re: accesses vs ips?

by zookqvalem

Monday August 25th, 2003 6:44 AM

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Measure by IP address wouldn't be reliable nor is it accurate. Because of two things. 1) More than 1 machines are behind the firewall, they all would be registered as 1 IP address. 2) There are subnets, so Internet Service Provider have unique IP address for everyone, well hopefully. Some people put in a different subnet behind it to make it possible for more machines to use the IP addresses. There is also a possibility of this same thing on a different subnet somewhere in the world.

I like your question and it is a good guess.