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.

#8 Re: not to conviced

by wschueler

Monday August 25th, 2003 2:28 AM

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It's not only a simple news site, it's one of Germany's most popular web sites. "Der Spiegel" is a news magazine like "Time Magazine" and has a great influence in Germany. On the other hand, Netscape always had a greater market share in Germany than in other countries. According to <…ml?/deutsch/webstats.html> the Netscape/Mozilla market share ist about 12.5 to 13% with 6.0-6.5% Netscape-old and 6.0-6.5% Gecko-based. Gecko's market share has doubled since last december.