Mozilla Browsers Gains on IE

Saturday July 10th, 2004

Anonymous writes in with a link to a story on PC talking about how the recent IE security vulnerabilities have started to impact current browser marketshare. It goes on to state that Mozilla/Netscape browsers share of the market according to WebSideStory has gone up 26% in the last month, gaining almost an entire percentage point overall, with IE losing 1 percent of its share. It attributes this to people trying out Mozilla based browsers because of concerns for security, and points out, "Once people start examining the features of Mozilla versus Internet Explorer instead of looking at a brand name... I think they'll see there's a lot more value."

#24 Bizarre browser stats

by gmiller

Monday July 12th, 2004 3:49 PM

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The really interesting thing is that the WebSideStory and OneStat statistics have always shown IE with marketshare at or above Windows. IE would need nearly 100% marketshare on both Windows and the Mac in order to make the WSS/OS stats valid. In reality, it appears that IE had just under 90% share at its peak, with current stats down around 85% or below.