Monday, January 5th 2009

Firefox Breaks 20% Market Share Mark

Firefox, Mozilla's most successful web browser based on the Gecko browser engine holds more than 20% of the web-browser market share, according to the latest figures by NetApplications placing it at 21.34%. Web browsers such as Mozilla Firefox and Apple Safari have been on a roll in the past 24 months, at the expense of Microsoft Internet Explorer (MSIE) which has been falling in market-share from the 90+ percent it once held.

Mozilla's CEO John Lilly calls this as a significant milestone for Mozilla, and gives credit to the global Mozilla community. NetApplications gets into the details of how Firefox gained a market share growth of 20%, by attributing it to the relatively high number of public holidays between November and December, when users accessed internet from home. This since the significant movers were noted to be home/domestic users rather than corporate users.

Source: NetApplications
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26 Comments on Firefox Breaks 20% Market Share Mark

#1
ShadowFold
Who the hell is using netscape? :laugh:
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#2
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
Many Thanks to [I.R.A]_FBi for sending this in.
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#3
mdm-adph
by: ShadowFold
Who the hell is using netscape? :laugh:
Slightly technologically-literate grandparents who may still use AOL. :laugh: At least, that's what I've seen from personal experience.

That being said, Netscape did keep updating all the way until version 9.0.0.5, which was actually a modified form of Firefox 2, and wasn't all that bad of a browser.

From that chart, though, I'm more surprised at the surge in Safari usage!
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#4
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
by: mdm-adph
From that chart, though, I'm more surprised at the surge in Safari usage!
Apple iPhone users :)
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#5
ASharp
by: ShadowFold
Who the hell is using netscape? :laugh:
0.57% of the population, that's who. ;)
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#6
mdm-adph
by: btarunr
Apple iPhone users :)
Good point! :laugh:

They really should have been separate, though -- notice how the chart data separates "Opera Mini" away from regular Opera. Not really fair to lump mobile Safari users into Safari desktop users, especially since the two versions don't provide the same experience. :ohwell:
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#7
Cold Storm
Battosai
I would think that there would be more Opera users then that! But, I'm a firefox man for life! Microsoft better watch it!
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#8
tcorbyn
Go FIREFOX!

I did use firefox but I kept being dragged back to IE when I opened link or signed into MSN. Im surprised to see so little people using safari, I thought macs were more popular than that! Especially considering some people run safari from their windows machine....
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#9
Zehnsucht
What's worth noting is that Chrome, while only existed for a month or something, has >1% share.
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#10
crtecha
by: ShadowFold
Who the hell is using netscape? :laugh:
:roll::roll::roll::roll::roll:

Firefox suckas
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#11
crtecha
Especially considering some people run safari from their windows machine....[/quote]:eek:Blasphemy:eek:
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#12
tcorbyn
i HATE chrome. Its poitless to carry on making yet more browsers. Not only that but it saves your every click on googles server. :@
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#13
oli_ramsay
I'm surprised at Opera having <1% of market share.
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#14
mdm-adph
by: tcorbyn
i HATE chrome. Its poitless to carry on making yet more browsers. Not only that but it saves your every click on googles server. :@
It's not pointless at all if they use preexisting rendering engines, like how Chrome uses the "WebKit" engine popularized by Safari.

And if you don't like the tracking Chrome does, use SRWare's Iron. :D
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#15
Random Murderer
The Anti-Midas
holy crap. opera, netscape, and chrome fail hard.
i bet the only opera users are people who use the wii/ds/phone to surf the webternetz...
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#16
spearman914
WTF Even chrome has better market share then Opera.
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#17
Random Murderer
The Anti-Midas
by: spearman914
WTF Even chrome has better market share then Opera.
yeah, and chrome is the newest browser on the list.
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#18
..'Ant'..
by: ShadowFold
Who the hell is using netscape? :laugh:
Seriously I thought it died long ago. :laugh:
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#19
mlee49
20% is very healthy. I would think that over the next two years it should be easy to see 30% total market share.
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#20
pr0n Inspector
by: Random Murderer
holy crap. opera, netscape, and chrome fail hard.
i bet the only opera users are people who use the wii/ds/phone to surf the webternetz...
YOU FAIL. I'm using Opera on XP. not everyone is ******.
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#21
spearman914
by: pr0n Inspector
YOU FAIL. I'm using Opera on XP. not everyone is furfag.
+1 I've used opera for 2 years. It's faster then firefox!!
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#22
Triprift
by: Zehnsucht
What's worth noting is that Chrome, while only existed for a month or something, has >1% share.
Indeed outperforming opera in such a short period is very impressive indeed.
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#23
[I.R.A]_FBi
by: Triprift
Indeed outperforming opera in such a short period is very impressive indeed.
Marketing has something to do with it
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#24
Triprift
Indeed it does only had to see Pc authority here oz a few months ago had a 10 feature on it declaring the greatest thing eva lol.
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#25
mlee49
What are new Linux distro's being spawned with? Firefox! :rockout:
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