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
Irony
by: bostonbuddy
I dropped firefox for chrome a couple years ago, chrome is much more stable imo
Me too
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#2
de.das.dude
Pro Indian Modder
HAH firefox, HAH chrome. Opera FTW. btw chrome looks awfully like opera, just a little more crappy.
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#3
digibucc
by: de.das.dude
HAH firefox, HAH chrome. Opera FTW. btw chrome looks awfully like opera, just a little more crappy.
see doesn't opera cost money? i haven't used it in years, but wasn't impressed when i did - has it REALLY improved that much?
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#4
theJesus
by: digibucc
see doesn't opera cost money? i haven't used it in years, but wasn't impressed when i did - has it REALLY improved that much?
Opera costs money? Since when?
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#5
dir_d
I really dont like these articles because there is another article today stating microsoft is at 50% and google is still behind firefox. Read this one.
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#6
Fx
by: dir_d
I really dont like these articles because there is another article today stating microsoft is at 50% and google is still behind firefox. Read this one.
ahh, and now we move on to payroll...
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#7
digibucc
by: theJesus
Opera costs money? Since when?
lol, looks like it's had ad-free,version for free since 2005 ... that tells you how long ago i looked ;) i don't know when they phased out the paid version but they definitely had one. it's been in development for nearly 20 years so there was quite a long time that it was a paid browser. it seems they got paid by google (probably still) as google is the default engine, and than reduced the need for ads or for a paid version.
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#8
Irony
by: de.das.dude
HAH firefox, HAH chrome. Opera FTW. btw chrome looks awfully like opera, just a little more crappy.
I thought Opera didn't support streaming? I've tried it before, but didn't use it because I've grown to be quite attached to netflix and youtube.

On a side note, check out my background:
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#11
Swansen
google chrome has a handy google voice plugin, only reason i use it, i'd use opera otherwise, but i still use opera or firefox every once in awhile anyways
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#12
[H]@RD5TUFF
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.
this
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#13
jocksteeluk
The last three times I used Google Chrome I acquired viruses on each occasion including a nasty keylogger, so suffice to say I personally am not impressed with Chrome's browsing security.
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#14
digibucc
by: jocksteeluk
The last three times I used Google Chrome I acquired viruses on each occasion including a nasty keylogger, so suffice to say I personally am not impressed with Chrome's browsing security.
lol, i'm not impressed with your browsing habits or your pc's security, three for three dude? you're doing something wrong! ;)
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#15
Mussels
Moderprator
by: theJesus
That would be a lot of processes for some of us . . .
i use chrome for my secondary browser, and i've seen hundreds of processes for it.


the only thing firefox pisses me off with, is when i close it and all tabs and something else reopens it (say, starcraft II opens a browser page cause i clicked something in the game that opens my bnet account page) firefox forgets allllll about recently opened tabs, and i lose all that history.

doesnt happen with chrome.


edit: i wonder if the mobile market has anything to do with this? does the mobile version of the browser count in these statistics?
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#16
digibucc
by: Mussels
the only thing firefox pisses me off with,
when i used FF regularly i used this great extension called Session Manager, give it a look
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#17
theJesus
by: Mussels
the only thing firefox pisses me off with, is when i close it and all tabs and something else reopens it (say, starcraft II opens a browser page cause i clicked something in the game that opens my bnet account page) firefox forgets allllll about recently opened tabs, and i lose all that history.

doesnt happen with chrome.
Interesting. I've never once had that problem.
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#18
Irony
by: Mussels
the only thing firefox pisses me off with, is when i close it and all tabs and something else reopens it (say, starcraft II opens a browser page cause i clicked something in the game that opens my bnet account page) firefox forgets allllll about recently opened tabs, and i lose all that history.

doesnt happen with chrome.
My issue with firefox is that it saves my session everytime I close. If I close it, I want it closed; I generally don't care to open all the same junk. If I do, I can with chrome very easily.

Instead of trying to fix it in tools, I just started using chrome. :laugh: That shows how active I've become
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#19
theJesus
by: Irony
My issue with firefox is that it saves my session everytime I close. If I close it, I want it closed. Instead of trying to fix it in tools, I just started using chrome. :laugh: That shows how active I've become
Seriously? It's the first fucking setting when you click on "options"
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#20
cheesy999
by: Irony
My issue with firefox is that it saves my session everytime I close. If I close it, I want it closed. Instead of trying to fix it in tools, I just started using chrome. :laugh: That shows how active I've become
That's why i started using chrome a while ago, i know there is always an extension to do something in Firefox, but at the end of the day i prefer it if the browser just happens to include these features.

There are other things that pushed me to chrome as well
  • Firefox 4-6 were full of bugs
  • The add-ons have to be updated manually in firefox
  • Google chrome will synchronise every single setting in the browser including the add-ons i have across all of my computers without a single add-on needed (to do the synchronisation of course, i still use them for other things)
  • Chrome works faster for me
  • Chrome has that brilliant start page
  • I could go on all day, there aren't any massive things Firefox is missing, it's all the small things it's missing that add up and make Google chrome better.
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#21
Derek12
I switched to Chrome after discovering it was slow because the GPU compositing was enabled. Disabling it made it faster than Firefox and Opera in my desktop & netbook. Also low memory usage, Using 17 preview version.

Also I love the search function which higlights the scrollbar, and the built in translator. But the back and forth actions are slow compared to Opera or Firefox.
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#22
CrAsHnBuRnXp
I stay with Firefox because of Stumbleupon, show me more, and adblock plus. Never really bothered to check if they support chrome TBH though. :laugh:
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#23
Steven B
i am very glad, chrome is much better, its faster, lighter, and is really great all around. i never liked firefox except for it's add-ons.

BTW Chrome has stubleupon as well!
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#24
micropage7
by: CrAsHnBuRnXp
I stay with Firefox because of Stumbleupon, show me more, and adblock plus. Never really bothered to check if they support chrome TBH though. :laugh:
yeah adblock plus :rockout:
thats why i still use FF as my main browser and chrome as secondary browser :D
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#25
u2konline
Chrome sucks IMO , too plain looking.
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