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Google Chrome Claims 1% Market-Share in Just 9 Hours

Discussion in 'News' started by btarunr, Sep 4, 2008.

  1. WhiteLotus

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    agreed what??

    And Google has released some nifty software in it's time. I lvoe Gmail - but how it's still in the beat stage after 3 years is just beyond me.

    And Google Earth is also good but i don't really use it that much. Also i have recently found iGoogle which lets you customise your homepage which i found very useful.

    On topic however - most of those 14 odd million that downloaded Chrome will probably uninstall it the next day.
     
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    Yea i just don't see myself using it. Im happy with firefox.
     
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    I still wanna know if theres gonna be an adblock for it. If not, then im not using it. Idc how fast it is.
     
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    yeah,....because Windows never tried to set any of their assorted programs as your default.... sorry man, I gotta call BS there. This is absolutely no diff than what MS has ben doing for years.
     
  5. btarunr

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    Point is, both are bad.
     
  6. Ravenas

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    Google Chrome can goto hell for all I care. Why would I want a browser that aims specifically at advertising products, and most likely collects anonymous data to track user travel.

    Sorry I'll stick with Safari and IE.
     
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    hahahaha Rav get's a thanks for providing me the best laugh I've had all day :)
     
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    If you're worried about ads, try using this: http://www.admuncher.com/ I've never used it, but a lot of Opera users I know love it. Works for IE too.

    Naw, both just follow the "acceptable industry standard that we have come to know and expect." ;)

    Damn -- I may not like IE, but I don't take it as a personal insult and tell it to go to hell... :wtf:

    By the way: do you have cookies enabled in Safari and IE? I bet you do -- and thus your browser is being used to collect anonymous data to track user travel and deliver advertising, whether you know it or not. ;)
     
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    Like I said, I'm in no way claiming Microsoft is any better (or worse for that matter). So i think it's totally awesome that you believe MS is evil and Satan but this isn't MS vs Google, MS is not the issue here.
     
  10. btarunr

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    Sure, but aren't people supposed to look up to them as big, hungry green monsters who are always the "bad guys", while "underdogs" with the same characteristics are given a clean waiver ?....in your books?
     
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    Not at all. I don't think I've ever said anything differently (if I have, I can't recall).

    I wouldn't call Google an underdog, either (if that's what you were doing -- if not, don't worry about it).
     
  12. Ravenas

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    Why do you care how personal I take it? Lol, just because I say Google Chrome can goto hell doesn't mean I take it personal. That's just a strong way of saying I won't be using it.

    The fact is, all browsers collect data and push them to a server of the company at hand. However, I would rather have IE and Safari than a browser made by a company who made it's billions by advertising.
     
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    :wtf: Dude... what? Seriously -- think about that for a second.
     
  14. Ravenas

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    :wtf: Why are questioning what browser I want to use? This thread isn't "Why people should use Google Chrome". Therefore, respect others opinions.
     
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    Oh, I'm not questioning what browser you use, though I have to admit that your reasons for not using certain browsers strike me as somewhat naive. Your reasons for not liking Chrome (a company's advertising policy) doesn't seem to have anything to do with the browser's functionality, and more with some sort of fear of Google.
     
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    I've actually stood up for Google on this forum, but I'm not going to explain in this thread why I choose not to use Google Chrome. There are at least 8 reasons I can think of off the top of my head.

    My reasons for not liking Google Chrome have nothing to do with this thread. Thus is why I didn't go into them in depth.

    However, with that said, I think the 1% (some people are claiming 3%) have nothing to do with their concrete market share.
     
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    Retarded disclaimers like this are, sadly enough, also the norm today. I've seen similiar disclaimers in ISP terms of service (Charter Cable, in the US, comes to mind) -- try avoiding those. :shadedshu

    However, like some of the commenters on Valleywag stated, these all-encroaching claims of ownership cease when you stop using that company's product, though IANAL.
     
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    I have to agree with kreij. When you first open it, you don't have to go digging thru menus to change settings. It's right there in front of your face. Every single person I know actually read that screen and configured IE7 to their preferences when they first installed it. Just because you didn't, don't assume that counts as the majority.
     
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    iAnal? Sounds like an Apple product. Luckily Apple products are streamlined, or it would hurt.
     
  21. Wile E

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    As far as Google Chrome. I tried it, I don't like it. It's too simplified. I'd like a few more options.
     
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    Yea, but Gmail is AMAZING! I love it!
     
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  23. btarunr

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    Sure, but in the unlikely incident that GMail harms you , you can't sue Google, since that's a beta. People who run anything beta are not answerable to anything unforeseen caused due to it.
     
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    Yea, but, Gmail and I are good buddies. Gmail wouldnt hurt me!
     
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    Id like to see gmail try and harm me...ill put up a fight. im not goin down that easy.
     

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