Friday, December 2nd 2011

Google Chrome Overtakes Mozilla Firefox in Browser Market-share: StatCounter

According to the latest data sourced by StatCounter for the month of November 2011, Google Chrome has overtaken Mozilla Firefox in terms of web-browser software market-share. The GlobalStats data provides a worldwide picture, and not just specific to a region. According to the data, Chrome took 25.69% of the worldwide market (up from 4.66% in November 2009) compared to Firefox's 25.23%.

Microsoft's Internet Explorer still maintains a strong lead globally with 40.63%. Google Chrome began in mid-2008 as an experimental minimalist UI web-browser based on the Chromium project, it is a multi-process tabbed web browser based on Apple Webkit and several other pieces of free, licensed, and open-source technologies. Its market share is on the rise. The stats can be accessed here.
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101 Comments on Google Chrome Overtakes Mozilla Firefox in Browser Market-share: StatCounter

#1
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
The only thing that can save Firefox now is that its lead developers shed their archaic "multi-process is bad" mindset, and do it like Chrome and IE9. A separate process for each tab, and extension; a separate plugin container process for each plugin.
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#2
Isenstaedt
Being a Firefox user, I am surprised.
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#3
bostonbuddy
I dropped firefox for chrome a couple years ago, chrome is much more stable imo
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#5
Vancha
I'm one of the privileged who continues to have no issues with firefox whatsoever. Long may it continue...
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#6
theJesus
by: btarunr
The only thing that can save Firefox now is that its lead developers shed their archaic "multi-process is bad" mindset, and do it like Chrome and IE9. A separate process for each tab, and extension; a separate plugin container process for each plugin.
That would be a lot of processes for some of us . . .
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#7
Drone
IE falls Chrome rises. It was always like that since the dawn of time.
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#8
radrok
I've had some issues recently with Firefox but I must say that with the latest update I've never experienced a crash or something similar ;)
My use of Firefox is pretty heavy, sometimes I find myself with 100+ tabs open across monitors and even if it crashes It lets me restart from where it crashed without any problem!

If I REALLY had to change browser I would use Opera for sure, I downloaded Chrome once and I didn't like it :shadedshu
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#9
ViperXTR
Chrome User since its intro years ago, only use some firefox/ie on work or when i need certain plugins chrome doesnt have.
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#10
theJesus
Guard: "I used to be a firefox user like you. Then I took a popup in the knee."
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#11
ViperXTR
by: theJesus
Guard: "I used to be a firefox user like you. Then I took a popup in the knee."
My cousin is out Using Chromes, and what do I get? FireFox
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#12
rick21_wlr
chrome is best but i use ff for dual login
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#13
costinul_ala
Firefox

It is big news.
But I will only switch from Firefox if I had a real reason which I don't. And when it comes to preferences I take the Firefox team over the giant eat-all-market corporation (Google) any day.

I don't have anything against Google but I believe in competition. i don't believe in one company suits all.

Mid due Firefox is still number 1 in Europe ... IE seconds closely
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#14
Frick
Fishfaced Nincompoop
But I don't want a process for each tab. It would be good in a way but it would clutter up the task manager! :(
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#15
theJesus
by: Frick
But I don't want a process for each tab. It would be good in a way but it would clutter up the task manager! :(
Exactly. It should just limit the number of processes to however cores/threads you have available. Or better yet, let the user choose how many threads via an advanced setting.
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#16
treehouse
by: btarunr
The only thing that can save Firefox now is that its lead developers shed their archaic "multi-process is bad" mindset, and do it like Chrome and IE9. A separate process for each tab, and extension; a separate plugin container process for each plugin.
i think the fact that chrome advertises on TV and on the worlds most popular search engine has more to do with chromes success than the fact that chrome uses separate processes. nothing will save firefox, it will just turn into a very niche browser within 2 years, just like opera.
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#17
N-Gen
Somehow, I'm not surprised.
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#18
Andy77
Wow... nice misleading numbers!

How many of us FX users have installed AdBlock or NoScript, and are actively blocking their scripts to track users? I for one don't even remember when I've added them to NoScript, but they are there, blocked, can't track me. And I'm sure some custom AdBlock lists also have them blocked.

Where are the numbers? All I'm seeing are percent, for proper "world wide" statistics, why didn't they provide numbers in hundred of million of users use this or that?

Hm... smells like masked publicity for their tracking products.
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#19
Aleksander
This is totally fake, just as yesterday news about amd.
I am most surprised tpu is giving wrong news.
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#20
NC37
I've seen more PCs coming shipped with Chrome too now. That likely has more to do with it than actually drawing people away from Firefox. Course Mozilla's stupid version numbers haven't helped.
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#21
1Kurgan1
The Knife in your Back
by: Isenstaedt
Being a Firefox user, I am surprised.
Being an ex-FF user and a Chrome user for about 2 years, I'm not at all surprised.

by: theJesus
That would be a lot of processes for some of us . . .
So, whats that matter, adding them together isn't any more memory usage than a single FF as far as I know.

by: Frick
But I don't want a process for each tab. It would be good in a way but it would clutter up the task manager! :(
Do you keep your task manager organized and pretty at all times? I mean how much do you really look in your task manager, and if it is cluttered, sort it alphabetically and it's not cluttered as it groups them all together.
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#22
Moose
Looking at the continent specific it seems Asians and South Americans are letting the firefox side down.
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#23
RejZoR
Until Google manages to fix their own broken extensions i'm not amused. Their stupid Google Mail Check extension has been broken for ages (many months) and even though everyone is crying about it in comments, no one updates it. When you click bug report link it just says, contact the developer. Well hello, YOU are the developer. There is no general Google mail though so who to contact!?

I'm talking about the issue where icon for the gmail checker is checking for mail on startup and then just turns grey instead red or red with a number of new mails. Since i use GMail all the time daily, it's really retarded. I'm not gonna use 3rd party extension for it.
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#24
micropage7
good news
chrome need to solve their update features and their installer since its getting bigger and bigger
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#25
Flanker
being a firefox user since 3.0 I made many attempts to get used to chrome, I simply can't
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