Firefox Claim 125 Million Users

Firefox Claim 125 Million UsersOpen-source Web browser, Firefox, has over 125 million users according to John Lilly, claims Mozilla’s Chief Operating Officer on his personal blog.

How do they come to this figure, beyond guessing? As part of its daily routine, Firefox checks back with the ‘Mother’ servers to ask if there’s been an update. It’s by counting these pings that they derive the numbers.

Firefox has gradually built up a following, in a world dominated by Microsoft’s Internet Explorer. Last time we covered it, in March this year, the research indicated that Firefox had around a 14% share. Lilly’s posting leads to the actual Firefox figure being more like 10.5%, based on their estimate of 1.2 billion Internet users worldwide.

John Lilly’s blog posting