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.

#21 Re: Re: Re: The MultiZilla project update

by Blake <>

Monday August 25th, 2003 9:43 AM

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Er, I'm relaxed? We just have different perspectives. Peter can't use Firebird because it lacks the features he needs and I can't use Seamonkey beacuse it lacks the features I need. But post with such mature language as "Direbird" (not a typo, he uses it repeatedly) and expect a response in kind =)

As for your statement, that depends on what you mean by "Mozilla". "Mozilla" is shorthand for the company releasing the product (the Mozilla Foundation), hence Mozilla Sunbird, Mozilla Seamonkey, Mozilla Firebird, etc. If you're contending that there'd be no Firebird without the foundation, I pretty much disagree since none of the current Firebird developers and even most of the gecko hackers aren't employed by MF. We'd just have to find a new CVS server, tinderbox, etc. which admittedly wouldn't be easy.