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 mr_anon

Saturday July 10th, 2004 8:15 PM

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The first paragraph is both true, and a very good thing -- it means that web developers (well, at least those that care somewhat about standards) are using Mozilla (and Opera)....which is not that surprising....

About the second -- I don't know if that's entirely true, though it's definitely a factor in the moving-away-from-IE-because-CERT-said-so group. I use Mozilla over Opera not so much because of the features it has that are better than Opera, or because the Opera UI is horrible, but because I was weaned on Netscape, and from Netscape 6.whatever to the Suite was a natural step (and later led to Fx, or Fb at the time). Had I used Opera before, say, Netscape 6, I would probably still be there...