Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 4th Nov 2005 19:48 UTC, submitted by Hands
Mozilla & Gecko clones OneStat reported that Mozilla's browsers have a total global usage share of 11.51 percent. The total usage share of Mozilla increased 2.82 percent since April 2005. Microsoft's Internet Explorer still dominates the global browser market with a global usage share of 85.45 percent which is 1.18 percent less as at the end of April.
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Not as beautiful as it was supposed to be...
by on Fri 4th Nov 2005 20:02 UTC

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"The rumors of my death have been greatly exaggerated" Internet Explorer.

It seems obvious that the voices of the Mozilla/Firefox zealots who predicted that the usage of Firefox would soar to new hights, and perhaps even challenge the dominance of IE were - at best - premature. And with IE7 just around the corner, its clear that Mozilla isnt going to revolutionize the web, but it surely caused Microsoft to seriously reconsider halting the development of IE.

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markjensen Member since:
2005-07-26

It seems obvious that the voices of the Mozilla/Firefox zealots who predicted that the usage of Firefox would soar to new hights, and perhaps even challenge the dominance of IE were - at best - premature.

1. I consider 10% (and likely growing still) to be pretty successful. It's not 50%, but it isn't 2%, either.
2. The "premature" part is dismissing Firefox/Mozilla as quickly as you appeard to. The browser market is a long-term thing, and cannot be measured in terms of years (or even decades, it might appear).

(edit for spacing/italics reason to separate quote from new post)

Edited 2005-11-04 20:33

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Beryllium Member since:
2005-07-08

Thank you for saying what you edited ;) Every time I see those edit-notes, I wish there was a way to see a diff of the post.

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Lumbergh Member since:
2005-06-29

. I consider 10% (and likely growing still) to be pretty successful. It's not 50%, but it isn't 2%, either.

11.5% is nice, but to me it seems like 20% would be a nice, weighty percentage where Microsoft has to accept certain realities. They might be doing it already at http://www.live.com

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chemical_scum Member since:
2005-11-02

It seems obvious that the voices of the Mozilla/Firefox zealots who predicted that the usage of Firefox would soar to new hights ...

I am delirious with joy that Mozilla Firefox usage here in Canada has already reached 17% (I believe it is even higher in Germany). It has surpassed my best expectations.

The hope always was if the usage went over 10% it would force web designers to produce standards compliant browser independant sites. It seems to a large part that this objective has been achieved. I very rarely if ever encounter a site that does not work with Firefox or for that matter renders any worse on Firefox than it does on IE6 ;)

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kwanbis Member since:
2005-07-06

what is incredible that people* that are supposedly informed or interested on IT, still defend the 6 years old, unsecure, unstable sw IE6SP1 is ... it looks like they don't realice how bad has IE made to the WEB ... just think for a moment ... IE went in no time from 1.0 to 6.0, while they where the underdogs, then, they stalled for ever, just after killing Nestcape ... can you see it?

* i suppose that if you read this type of web pages, you do are interested at least on technolog.

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1. IE7 runs only on Vista
2. IE is now Windows only
3. IE on mac is dying (funy how this makes me think of BSD ;) )
4. IE6 is old and geting older
5. Opera macarades as IE

People that are inclined to use IE are still using it but don't asume all those switchers are just temporary.

P.S. Who are you calling a zealot? Look in the miror!

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markpeak Member since:
2005-07-06

There will be xp-version of IE7.

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