Firefox’s Share of Browser Market Grows 34 Percent in One Month


WebSideStory: "Firefox's Share of Browser Market Grows 34 Percent in One Month"

"Firefox has made significant gains and Microsoft’s Internet Explorer’s usage share continues to fall in the United States. Between Nov. 5 and Dec. 3, Internet Explorer’s share dropped 1.09 percentage points to 91.80 percent, according to WebSideStory. This compares with a 0.32 percentage point drop the previous month. Since June 4, 2004, when IE’s usage share first began to drop due to security concerns, IE has lost a total of 3.68 percentage points."

U.S. Browser Usage Share

Browser 12/3/2004 11/5/2004 10/8/2004 6/4/2004
IE 91.80% 92.89 93.21 95.48
Firefox 4.06 3.03 2.66 *3.53
Non-Firefox Netscape and Mozilla browsers 2.83 2.95 3.05
Other 1.25 1.07 1.03 .95

* WebSideStory did not track the Firefox browser separately until Oct. 2004. The June 4, 2004, figure includes all Netscape and Mozilla-based browsers, including Firefox

Source: WebSideStory


Comments (10)
  1. Kris says:

    Not that I am an MS basher, but honestly IE has so many loopholes that could be exploited by the spyware/malware/whatever. My IE has been hijacked by something and makes random connections to remote websites without my browzing. I tried all spyware tools but in vain. So I root for Firefox!

  2. does anyone know where there are market share grapha for the netscape erosion, when IE took out navigator? it might be interesting to compare rates of change although its very early days.

  3. Alex Barnett says:

    James,

    I had a good hunt round, but couldn’t find exactly what you were looking for.

    I did find this a list of articles at NUA dating from 1996 to 2000, detailing the browser war statistics.

    http://www.nua.com/surveys/index.cgi?BN=1&f=FS&keyword_list=&cat_id=5&loc_id=&org_id=&start_date=&end_date=

  4. sadly – i wasn’t subscribed to the comments but thanks for the email reply. i will definitely let you know if i come across that material.

    where are you physically by the way? and i must say memecloud is pretty cloud. drawn on a tablet?

  5. pretty cool i meat – although pretty cloud is an outstanding typo given the circumstances

  6. Alex Barnett says:

    lol!

    in London currently…

  7. Dating says:

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  8. Weddings says:

    WebSideStory: " Firefox’s Share of Browser Market Grows 34 Percent in One Month" "Firefox has made significant gains and Microsoft’s Internet Explorer’s usage share continues to fall in the United States. Between Nov. 5 and Dec. 3, Internet

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