Saturday, January 6th 2007

Firefox and Safari use continues to grow

More people are continuing to move away from Internet Explorer as their primary browser, opting for other alternatives such as Firefox. IE started the year with 85.31% of the market, falling to 79.64% during the year. Apple’s Safari managed to grow from 3% to 4.24%, but Mozilla was the biggest winner with Firefox usage growing from 9.5% to 14%. Admittedly Firefox is the only cross-platform browser, which could account for some of its success, with IE being Windows-only and Safari being Mac-only. Internet Explorer is clearly still the dominant browser, but this shows a continuing downwards trend that first became apparent during 2005.Source: TechNewsWorld
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10 Comments on Firefox and Safari use continues to grow

#1
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
"Walk towards the light, leave the dark blue E alone!" HAHA! Yeah, even with IE7, MS still doesnt get how to work a browser. Maybe they should license some of mozilla's software :)
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zekrahminator
McLovin
Excellent, the less crap like IE the better.
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#3
mout12
LOL !!!! There Jimmy goes, looking for news topics to make IE look bad. (BTW Safari is one of the worst browsers I've ever used.) I'll just disregard any browser topics posted by Jimmy.
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Jimmy 2004
by: mout12
LOL !!!! There Jimmy goes, looking for news topics to make IE look bad. (BTW Safari is one of the worst browsers I've ever used.) I'll just disregard any browser topics posted by Jimmy.
Feel free. Everything you post is negative, and I'm more than happy for you to stop posting in any news threads I start. I told you in the other thread that I was willing to discuss anything with you via a private message, and I even sent you one, yet you refuse to respond. If there was a story saying that Firefox use had fallen I would post that. But guess what? It hasn't. The fact is that more people are moving to Firefox and there are more flaws exposed in Internet Explorer than with other browsers.

It is obvious to me that you are an M$ fanboi, considering that every post you make is in response to someone saying something negative about Microsoft. M$ isn't perfect, and neither is its software. No software is perfect. I post news stories - I am not being biased, I am simply posting the facts. I'm not going out of my way to make them look bad, and I knew you would post a comment like that. Your use of these forums has become so predictable.

As I have said, if you want to discuss things with me, send me a PM. I'm willing to talk about it. :toast:
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Ketxxx
Heedless Psychic
its almost 11pm man.. screw that, grab a beer, sit back, and chill with some girls :D
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#6
zekrahminator
McLovin
Mout12, your attempts to start arguments are really starting to make the forums a lousy place.
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newtekie1
Semi-Retired Folder
by: zekrahminator
Excellent, the less crap like IE the better.
by: zekrahminator
Mout12, your attempts to start arguments are really starting to make the forums a lousy place.
Wow, that certainly is irony at its best right there...
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#8
zekrahminator
McLovin
Once again Newtekie, I'm not giving out bans based on my opinion. I gave mout12 a 5 day ban because he's been fighting a lot lately, and I'm tired of it. This was just the "final straw" as it were. While I may not like IE, mout12 posted that Jimmy was posting anti-IE topics on purpose, and was implying that his news was not worth reading. Do a quick look at mout12's other posts, and you'll see that it wasn't just that post that got him banned :).
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newtekie1
Semi-Retired Folder
I know that it wasn't just that post that got him banned, he has been doing nothing but starting arguments here, and I have to admit I have been drawn into a few myself.

However, my comment was more about the fact that you came in here and tried to start an argument with a comment that I would expect from your average troll, and certanly not one I would expect from a mod, then yelled at someone else for doing the exact same thing(grant he does it far more often, but still).

I mean I am sure you can see how that is a little bit ironic or maybe even hypocritial.
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Jimmy 2004
by: newtekie1
I know that it wasn't just that post that got him banned, he has been doing nothing but starting arguments here, and I have to admit I have been drawn into a few myself.

However, my comment was more about the fact that you came in here and tried to start an argument with a comment that I would expect from your average troll, and certanly not one I would expect from a mod, then yelled at someone else for doing the exact same thing(grant he does it far more often, but still).

I mean I am sure you can see how that is a little bit ironic or maybe even hypocritial.
I can see where you're coming from on that, but Zek's post wasn't as provocative as most of the others that you can see - it didn't come across to me as trying to start an arguement. Maybe I'm wrong, everyone is entitled to on opinion, admittedly zek didn't use much justification.

Anyway, mout12 and overcast will be back in a few days, so lets just try to keep techPowerUp! clean of arguements, that's what makes it a great site IMO. Does seem to have gotten a little more hostile over the last few weeks from what I've seen, but let's hope it passes over.
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