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Tech Journalists and Analysts Discuss Mozilla

Tuesday March 23rd, 2004

Several readers have informed us of Mozilla-related musings from tech journalists and analysts over the last few days. Nigel L starts us off: "Dan Gillmor says Firefox is nice, but IE will remain entrenched because so many apps expect IE to be the default browser. He's also sad OS X isn't sweeping the world."

Marvin Skorman noted that Rob Pegoraro of The Washington Post has recommended Mozilla Firefox to his readers, despite it being pre-1.0. washingtonpost.com recently started requiring its users to register to read articles online.

tityre and Matt Moyer both referred us to an E-Commerce Times article about Internet Explorer's continuing dominance, which also discusses Mozilla. The article reports that IE's usage share has slipped slightly to 94.8%, according to OneStat.com. The Netherlands-based Internet statistics firm records Mozilla's usage share to be 1.8%, up from 1.6% last July. If you want higher numbers, guzzi333 notes that W3Schools currently has Mozilla on 9.6% for March.

Finally, Matt Moyer (again) and Juha-Matti Laurio wrote in to tell us that radio commentator Kim Komando talked about Mozilla in an article on alternative browsers, while Rob Thomas informs us that Mozilla was mentioned in a recent Mercury News browser round-up.


#4 I want higher numbers

by leafdigital

Wednesday March 24th, 2004 3:12 AM

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What's the point in repeatedly reporting w3schools numbers? Sure if you 'want higher numbers' that's an option but if you want higher numbers you should report the MozillaZine stats. I bet Gecko scores more than 9% here.

I wish people would stop giving credence to OneStat, too, but I'm not going to criticise MZ for reporting on somebody *else* giving credence to OneStat... reporting w3schools numbers though is just silly. I wish you'd stop it, however many people send in pointers to the site.

If you want credible higher numbers, look at Google's stats (sure you have to measure pixels on a graph to get them but it's not rocket science); approximately 5% for Gecko isn't bad.

--sam