The fire is spreading. As of today, Firefox 1.0 has about 6.5 million downloads. It took 11 days for the number to reach 5 million after the release, according to Asa Dotzler; In comparison, the Preview Release took over one month to reach that number. Interestingly, the majority of
| Windows downloads… have come from IE users, indicating that browser conversion is continuing steadily. Two recently released web statistics support this trend. OneStat reports that Mozilla browsers have reached 7.35% market share. Among them, Firefox Preview Release (version 0.10, which is mistakenly reported as 0.1) and Firefox 1.0 each has 2.79% and 1.79%, respectively. Internet Explorer 6’s market share has also increased, perhaps at the cost of other IE versions. Internet Explorer now has 89% market share. French company XiTi reports similar numbers. According to the study, Internet Explorer’s market share has dropped just below 90%, while Firefox has 7.21%. In addition, a rather unscientfic study I did in October indicates that Gecko’s percentage share has increased from almost neglegible numbers in the beginning of the year to single or even double digits.