MozillaZine

GetFree Script Automatically Downloads and Installs Mozila Firebird and Mozilla Thunderbird

Monday October 20th, 2003

OpenSourceAdvocate writes: "Industry surveys show that Mozilla holds 1-2 percent of the browser market, and Internet Explorer has the vast majority.

"A Brazilian programmer just released a script to automatically download and install the latest version of Mozilla Firebird, Mozilla Thunderbird, OpenOffice.org and Gaim on any Windows computer.

"The goal is to increase the internet security via software diversity. Open Source Software is less vulnerable to Windows virus and worms.

"Developers are invited to download, modify and redistribute the source code. (The script is open source and dedicated to the public domain.)"


#12 Re: 'Industry surveys'?

by schapel

Wednesday October 22nd, 2003 3:21 PM

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Yeah, I would say Gecko use is in the 2-4% range overall, not 1-2%. Bear in mind that individual web sites, especially geeky ones, might have a much higher percentage of Gecko web hits. A look at the chart in the upper right of <http://upsdell.com/BrowserNews/stat.htm> shows actual websites that are in the range 4-15%.

I doubt that Opera is being seriously undercounted. Can you point to any solid evidence that statistics programs don't accurately count Opera, or point to any data that show that Opera has recently accounted for more than 1% of page hits on a large segment of websites for an extended period of time?