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posted by martyb on Tuesday June 05 2018, @08:50AM   Printer-friendly
from the approved-using-a-Pale-Moon-browser dept.

Netmarketshare reports that Mozilla Firefox's share of the desktop and notebook computer web browser market has fallen below ten percent.

Firefox had a market share of 12.63% in June 2017 according to Netmarketshare and even managed to rise above the 13% mark in 2017 before its share fell to 9.92% in May 2018.

Google Chrome, Firefox's biggest rival in the browser world, managed to increase its massive lead from 60.08% in June 2017 to 62.85% in May 2018.

Microsoft's Internet Explorer dropped a percent point to 11.82% in May 2018 and Microsoft's Edge browser gained less than 0.50% to 4.26% over the year.

[...] Netmarketshare collects usage stats and does not get "real" numbers from companies like Mozilla, Google or Microsoft. The company monitors the use of browsers on a subset of Internet sites and creates the market share reports using the data it collects.

While that is certainly good enough for trends if the number of monitored user interactions is high enough, it is not completely accurate and real-world values can be different based on a number of factors. While it is unlikely that they differ a lot, it is certainly possible that the share is different to the one reported by the company.


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  • (Score: 2) by Pino P on Wednesday June 06 2018, @12:31PM (2 children)

    by Pino P (4721) on Wednesday June 06 2018, @12:31PM (#689277) Journal

    It's FOSS and anyone can freely build and distribute binaries.

    Are you offering to provide a step-by-step guide so that even non-technical users can install a toolchain with which to build Chromium?

    Or are you just complaining?

    Yes. I'm complaining about what appears to be intentional lack of attention paid by Google to the accessibility of the Chromium download process to people with low vision, as a measure to drive people with low vision away from Chromium and toward Google Chrome.

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  • (Score: 2) by darkfeline on Wednesday June 06 2018, @05:36PM (1 child)

    by darkfeline (1030) on Wednesday June 06 2018, @05:36PM (#689412) Homepage

    >Are you offering to provide a step-by-step guide so that even non-technical users can install a toolchain with which to build Chromium?

    https://www.chromium.org/developers/how-tos/get-the-code [chromium.org]

    One of the tenets of FOSS is that there is no obligation to hold your hand. You're expected to spend some minimum amount of effort, not just shout "Help me".

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    • (Score: 2) by Pino P on Thursday June 07 2018, @11:16AM

      by Pino P (4721) on Thursday June 07 2018, @11:16AM (#689810) Journal

      One of the tenets of FOSS is that there is no obligation to hold your hand. You're expected to spend some minimum amount of effort, not just shout "Help me".

      I doubt that non-technical users are willing "to spend some minimum amount of effort" when the convenience of the walled garden is so enticing. That's why game consoles continue to exist, for instance.