W3Schools Records February Mozilla Usage Share of 9.0 Percent

Friday March 5th, 2004

jrs_66 noted that global Mozilla usage is growing fast, according to browser statistics from W3Schools. The latest figures state that Mozilla had a 9.0 percent usage share in February, up from 8.2 percent in January. The W3Schools data indicates that Mozilla's usage share has more than doubled in the last twelve months.

#2 Yep...

by robdogg

Friday March 5th, 2004 8:53 PM

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...that's what I am seeing on my site (it's caters to developers though) as well. This month was interesting. FireFox started out strong in its first month and squeaked by IE 5.x (9.39% vs 9.27%). Mozilla's share dropped a little bit from 6.85 to 6.69, but its drop in terms of share of Gecko browsers has dropped dramatically from 60% to about 30%. FireBird's (that's FB 7.0) share dropped from 2.44 to 2.19. Looks like people are slowly abandoning both Mozilla and FireBird. Netscapel 6,7 is hovering at about 0.7%. I guess, the only people using it are those who need it to retrieve email from or those who have to use it from work. Other browsers that use Gecko engine, like KMeleon, Epiphany, etc... are nearly invisible. For what it's worth, whatever traffic I get from Linux (less than 2% of total), it's nearly all Gecko.

So all in all, Gecko share is around 18% vs 10% last month. I would guess that some of the jump can be attributed to people trying out FireFox. The reason I say this is because for the 1st 5 days of March, FF's share is back on par with Mozilla. Will have to wait and see whether people stick with FireFox.

And IE 6 was the king of the hill with 65%.