Thursday, September 4th 2008

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

On September the 3rd, Google released a beta version of its upcoming Chrome web-browser software. The beta was released at 3:02 PM EDT and it captured 0.5% of the browser market share in just 2 hours of release. What's more, by the end of 9 hours since launch, the browser had already captured 1% of the market. Net Applications found that value to fluctuate but the browser currently is looking above the 1% mark. Data was collected studying the browser's ID:
Official Build 1583
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US) AppleWebKit/525.13 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/0.2.149.27 Safari/525.13
The numbers are mind-boggling. Considering there are about 1.46 Billion internet users, 1% should take at least 14 million users to keep that value. In other terms, the number of times Chrome beta may have been downloaded looks threatening to Mozilla. It wouldn't be too far sighted to think Google Chrome could challenge Mozilla's world record when (or if) a stable release does come out (G-Mail is still beta). The browser has received a largely positive response albeit issues concerning its privacy policy, where irregularities were noted. All in all, Google did manage to make heads turn.Source: TG Daily
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136 Comments on Google Chrome Claims 1% Market-Share in Just 9 Hours

#1
jbunch07
Yea i just don't see myself using it. Im happy with firefox.
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#2
PP Mguire
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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#3
Ahhzz
DanTheBanjoman said:
Well, I never used sketchup, installing it seems to prove my point:

I want Sketchup, how is a damn search engine related?(box was checked by default) Besides, why Internet Explorer? Why not in Firefox, I have that installed as well. Google acts like they're David but these days they're Goliath in denial. They force as much upon you as the popular companies to bash.
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.
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btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
Point is, both are bad.
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#5
Ravenas
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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#6
Ahhzz
hahahaha Rav get's a thanks for providing me the best laugh I've had all day :)
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mdm-adph
PP Mguire said:
I still wanna know if theres gonna be an adblock for it. If not, then im not using it. Idc how fast it is.
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.

btarunr said:
Point is, both are bad.
Naw, both just follow the "acceptable industry standard that we have come to know and expect." ;)

Ravenas said:
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.
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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DanTheBanjoman
Señor Moderator
Ahhzz said:
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.
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.
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btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
mdm-adph said:
Naw, both just follow the "acceptable industry standard that we have come to know and expect." ;)
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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mdm-adph
btarunr said:
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?
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).
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#11
Ravenas
mdm-adph said:
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. ;)
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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mdm-adph
Ravenas said:
However, I would rather have IE and Safari than a browser made by a company who made it's billions by advertising.
:wtf: Dude... what? Seriously -- think about that for a second.
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Ravenas
mdm-adph said:
:wtf: Dude... what? Seriously -- think about that for a second.
: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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mdm-adph
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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Ravenas
mdm-adph said:
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.
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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#17
mdm-adph
mlupple said:
Read the first paragraph. Google's terms of service is stowpid. They own any content that is sent through your browser both ways. Hella weak. The other ones are interesting too. Terms of service for AIM, facebook, youtube, and gmail.

http://valleywag.com/5044902/the-5-most-laughable-terms-of-service-on-the-net

Already uninstalled.
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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#18
Wile E
Power User
mdm-adph said:
Oh, you're right -- I'm totally different from the vast majority of computer users that obviously take all their time to go through preferences screens and configure everything manually, like I'm sure all the users of IE7 did. :laugh: Buddy, thanks for giving me a laugh.
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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DanTheBanjoman
Señor Moderator
mdm-adph said:
IANAL.
iAnal? Sounds like an Apple product. Luckily Apple products are streamlined, or it would hurt.
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Wile E
Power User
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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#21
Viscarious
btarunr said:
Would be interesting to see how long Chrome remains as a beta. GMail has been beta for 3 years now (?)
Yea, but Gmail is AMAZING! I love it!
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btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
Viscarious said:
Yea, but Gmail is AMAZING! I love it!
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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#23
Viscarious
Yea, but, Gmail and I are good buddies. Gmail wouldnt hurt me!
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#24
jbunch07
Id like to see gmail try and harm me...ill put up a fight. im not goin down that easy.
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#25
Viscarious
jbunch07 said:
Id like to see gmail try and harm me...ill put up a fight. im not goin down that easy.
If thats you in your avatar, I'd have to completely agree.
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