That makes me sad… I’ll keep using it, that’s mostly all I can do for now :(
Because I had some problems with my computer after upgrading my Linux Mint from 18.10 to 20.04 Ubuntu base, I tried some other browser because I thought the issues came from Firefox. But since my problems persist even with Vivaldi, Ungoogled Chromium, Gnome Browser, and so on, I switched back to Firefox.
OK, I must admit that I love the tab grouping in Chromium and the bookmark start page of Vivaldi. But I can get organized with Firefox, though, because Firefox makes many things a lot easier. For example, sending a page to another device or accessing tabs on other devices.
I’m not sure that the methodology here makes any sense. Much less that it should be put into a title that some people are just going to read and scroll past and accept uncritically.
I don’t know how accurate Statcounter is as a snapshot of actual usage. It might be good, but it might be bad. The slice of websites that actually use stat counter and how representative they are of global traffic, is probably a complex question.
Then, supposing it can be taken as representative, it’s treating market share like it’s absolute numbers, and like a percentage going down from one year to the next means a loss of users.
But it doesn’t necessarily mean that. It can mean that global users are growing, and that Firefox user share is not growing as fast as global growth, meaning that is remaining stagnant. Or it might lose a small portion of its user base while the total number of global users is increasing. A year to year percentage loss in market share doesn’t necessarily mean a loss of 12% of users.
How do they correct for the large number of Firefox users that have uBlock and Privacy Badger, both recommended by Mozilla, that interfere with StatCounter?
Yeah, according to addons.mozilla.org that’s 4.6 millions users not taken into account, and data.firefox.com says that 4.2 % of users install uBlock origin.
4.2% of the users who don’t disable telemetry…
Exactly. I leave at least Allow Firefox to send technical and interaction data to Mozilla and Allow Firefox to send backlogged crash reports on your behalf enabled.
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