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.
#6 Re: I want higher numbers
Wednesday March 24th, 2004 9:35 AM
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You won't see higher numbers until Mozilla gets bundled with every PC sold or at least just someone big like Dell. Problem is there is zero incentive for any OEM to bundle Mozilla/Firefox. That's how MS got their market share and that's how they keep it. Without OEM bundling Mozilla/Firefox will always have single digit market penetration. Personally I don't care since I know how good Mozilla/Firefox is, its the rest of the world that is missing out on a great web browsing experience. I love Mozilla but without lots and lots of money and oem bundling don't expect things to change anytime soon.