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.

#5 Re: accesses vs ips?

by Gunnar

Monday August 25th, 2003 2:14 AM

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While this is true, I don't think this is really relevant for the site(s) in question. The relevant number for everything (attractiveness of a site to advertising, overall ranking) is measured by PI, not unique visits). In addition, even if Mozilla/Netscape users had twice as many PI per visit, that would just make them more attractive customers.

Finally, the analysis was based on 125 Million log entries and they did mention a noticeable increase in Mozilla / Netscape 7 share since 1.4/7.1 were released, so I think overall it points towards more people using these browsers.