MozillaZine Reports Mozilla Usage Share at 1.8%, Notes Sharp Increase in Gecko Visitors

Tuesday January 20th, 2004

kroxx sent us a link to's latest browser usage share figures, which report that Mozilla has a 1.8 percent global usage share. This makes it the fourth most popular browser after Microsoft Internet Explorer versions 6, 5.5 and 5. In total, IE has a global usage share of 94.8 percent, according to the Amsterdam-based website statistics firm.

Meanwhile, Gunnar writes: ", one of Germany's major computer-related websites, reports that Gecko browsers had a share of almost 30% (29.9%) in January 2004 among their visitors. This is up 10.5% in a year (or a 50% increase)." An English translation of the Heise article is available.

#12 Re: What OneStat doesn't say...

by jsebrech

Wednesday January 21st, 2004 3:26 AM

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On the other hand, mozilla climbed from 1.6 then to 1.8 now, which is only 0.2 percent. So most of that 0.6 percent did not go to gecko browsers (seems safari took the majority, and opera and konqueror divided the rest). It's good news for web standards compliance, but it's not necessarily good news for mozilla. Still, one of the goals of the mozilla project was to get web designers to build for standards rather than for specific browsers, so indirectly I suppose it is good for mozilla.