Mozilla Used in 4.4 Percent of Dutch Government Organisations

Monday December 22nd, 2003

Nigel McFarlane writes: "New statistics on Mozilla use in the Netherlands are available (in English). Looks like 4.4% of government organisations over there are using Mozilla at the moment."

#7 How statistics can lie

by guzzi333

Wednesday December 24th, 2003 8:45 AM

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The 4.4% does not really say anything. If you read the report you see that a questionaire has been filled in by 182 ICT managers of them say 8 that mozilla is being used in their organization. So the questions you then still can ask: How large are these 8 organizations compared to the others? In these 8 organizations how many people really use the browser instead of IE? Is it the standard browser in these organizations, or are there just a few power users who use it.

So to conclude the percentage of mozilla users in the Dutch goverment can be anything between 0.1% and 10%. So the 4.4% does not really mean anything.

BTW I really hope the real number goes up because Mozilla (especially Firebird) is far better then IE. So convince your friends and colleaugues to use it.