Browser Market Share Statistics (July 2009)

Firefox 3.5 launched just a month and a half back, now has a 4.54% market share. This simply means that the earlier versions of Firefox suffered a slight setback, nothing of which should concern Mozilla. Here is the market share of the top ten browser by version:

1. Internet Explorer 6.0 : 27.21%
2. Internet Explorer 7.0 : 23.09%
3. Firefox 3.0 : 16.21%
4. Internet Explorer 8.0 : 12.46%
5. Firefox 3.5 : 4.54%
6. Chrome 2.0 : 2.37%
7. Safari 4.0 : 2.22%
8. IE 8.0 (Compatability mode) : 2.12%
9. Opera 9.x : 1.73%
10. Firefox 2.0 : 1.45%

Are You Using the Latest Version of Your Browser

New versions of browsers are often the most secure. The readiness of the users to update to the latest versions of the browsers that they use, is however very much different among the different browser users. The percent of users who are using the latest versions of the different browsers:

Firefox : 83%
Safari : 65%
Opera : 56%
Internet Explorer : 47%

What does Mozilla do apart from Firefox?

You had always thought about it right? Well, till now, Mozilla owned two things:

Firefox – browser
Thunderbird – email

Now, they are also adding a new web service called Weave. Weave is a way for users to store their username, passwords, bookmarks and preferences to invoke it in case their hard drive fails or the user is on a guest machine.