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

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  1. digibucc

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    i'm glad it does all you guys need - by all means use it, but just because you have no issues doesn't mean it has no issues, simply that you haven't experienced or recognized them. if you don't spend the time and don't do much more than browse forums, i wouldn't expect you to have any issues. for most end users the browser doesn't matter,but for web developers and those who do more on their machines it really does.
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    Me too
  3. de.das.dude

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    HAH firefox, HAH chrome. Opera FTW. btw chrome looks awfully like opera, just a little more crappy.
  4. digibucc

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    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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    Opera costs money? Since when?
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    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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    ahh, and now we move on to payroll...
  8. digibucc

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    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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    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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    Me like Chrome :p
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    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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    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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    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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    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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    when i used FF regularly i used this great extension called Session Manager, give it a look
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    Interesting. I've never once had that problem.
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    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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  20. theJesus

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    Seriously? It's the first fucking setting when you click on "options"
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    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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    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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  23. CrAsHnBuRnXp

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    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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    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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    yeah adblock plus :rockout:
    thats why i still use FF as my main browser and chrome as secondary browser :D

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