Web analytics firm
reported Monday that the global usage share of Mozilla’s Web browsers and Apple’s Safari Web browser continue to rise. The firm said that since November 2004 Mozilla usage has increased more than 1 percent to 8.45 percent thanks to the popularity of Firefox, and Safari increased 0.3 percent to 1.21 percent. For the same period, use of Microsoft’s Internet Explorer browser declined from 88.79 percent to 87.28 percent.
Previous figures published by Onestat broke out Web browser usage by version; this new report consolidates all versions of Internet Explorer and refers to Mozilla Firefox specifically, rather than other Mozilla browsers. Onestat.com’s figures do not break out Web browser usage by computing platform. Onestat.com’s analysis tools are installed on more than 50,000 Web sites in 100 countries, according to the company. To derive global Web usage statistics, Onestat.com uses a sample of two million visitors divided into 20,00 visitors of 100 countries each day.