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."

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by pkb351 <>

Saturday July 10th, 2004 7:40 PM

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If their web browser use statistics are derived from the people who visit their site very likely do not represent "John/Mary Doe" web surfer. The w3shools is a site for persons wanting to learn or improve their web site development skills. This is likely a group who would be more likely to be aware of alternatives to IE, and most important, skillful and willing enough to install an laternate to IE.

Of the alternates Mozilla leads the pack--likely because it is free (not ad supported, or pay) rather than that better. If Opera was totally free without the ads, would Mozilla still ldead the pack with such a large lead?