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
Easy Rhino
Linux Advocate
i really like google chrome. i think i will continue to use it.
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#2
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
Viscarious said:
Yea, but, Gmail and I are good buddies. Gmail wouldnt hurt me!
*facepalm*

ok here's a situation: Gmail reads your email. Based on the content of your email, ads are generated. What if, you're sending your friend/mom/relative some important PIN relating to money transfer, it gets read by the bot as well, would you risk sending such data? Suppose someone misuses that PIN, you can't knock on Google's door. Why? because that's a beta. They're not responsible for any damages caused to you by using it.
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#3
Viscarious
btarunr said:
*facepalm*

ok here's a situation: Gmail reads your email. Based on the content of your email, ads are generated. What if, you're sending your friend/mom/relative some important PIN relating to money transfer, it gets read by the bot as well, would you risk sending such data? Suppose someone misuses that PIN, you can't knock on Google's door. Why? because that's a beta.
Orly? Well shit. Im sort of in a pickle. What Email ...service?...do you guys use / suggest?
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#4
Wile E
Power User
btarunr said:
*facepalm*

ok here's a situation: Gmail reads your email. Based on the content of your email, ads are generated. What if, you're sending your friend/mom/relative some important PIN relating to money transfer, it gets read by the bot as well, would you risk sending such data? Suppose someone misuses that PIN, you can't knock on Google's door. Why? because that's a beta. They're not responsible for any damages caused to you by using it.
Beta or not, if that happened, you could easily sue them in the US. Whether or not you win depends strictly on the quality of your legal council. But beta does not mean zero liability in the US.
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#5
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
One that has a privacy policy that safeguards the content of your email.

Wile E said:
Beta or not, if that happened, you could easily sue them in the US. Whether or not you win depends strictly on the quality of your legal council. But beta does not mean zero liability in the US.
But the fact that it's a beta and the fact that you accepted their agreements (when registering...accepting that it's a beta and google isn't responsible for..blah blah blah) is what tilts things in their favour. If you can still win the case, nothing like it. :)
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#6
kid41212003
I like this, I'm 80% sure that I will move to this browser, since It's still beta, I couldn't access my Live accounts.

EDIT: The icon reminds me of Pokemon, which is suck, I think they should change it.
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#7
Wile E
Power User
btarunr said:
One that has a privacy policy that safeguards the content of your email.



But the fact that it's a beta and the fact that you accepted their agreements (when registering...accepting that it's a beta and google isn't responsible for..blah blah blah) is what tilts things in their favour. If you can still win the case, nothing like it. :)
Many EULAs have been thrown out in US courts. Just because a company puts such statements in their EULA, doesn't mean it's right.
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#8
DanTheBanjoman
Señor Moderator
Wile E said:
Beta or not, if that happened, you could easily sue them in the US. Whether or not you win depends strictly on the quality of your legal council. But beta does not mean zero liability in the US.
It's not a matter of "if", they did that. Not sure if they still do, probably do.
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#9
Wile E
Power User
DanTheBanjoman said:
It's not a matter of "if", they did that. Not sure if they still do, probably do.
I meant if they used your PIN or Account numbers in things like Bank emails. Like what bta was referring to.
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#10
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
That's what Dan was talking about.
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#11
Wile E
Power User
btarunr said:
That's what Dan was talking about.
At what point did Gmail ever misuse somebody's PIN number or bank account info?
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#12
Kreij
Senior Monkey Moderator
GMail killed my kitten :(

Anyway, I would really like to point out that it is not a good idea to send a PIN number or ANY account information that has to do with financials over e-mail. No matter what you use as a client.

@Wile W : Thanks for agreeing with my statement that if you are too impatient to take a moment to configure your software you only have yourself to blame. Your reputation with the Kreij faction has been increased by +1. :D
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#14
Kreij
Senior Monkey Moderator
[I.R.A]_FBi said:
google is like capsule corp.
More like the Umbrella Corporation. Queue the Zombies !!! :D
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#16
Kreij
Senior Monkey Moderator
LOL ... I've nothing against Google. They are in the business of making money, just like any other business. How they go about that is up to them. What is up to us as consumers is whether we like/want/approve of their products.
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#18
Silverel
Kreij said:
LOL ... I've nothing against Google. They are in the business of making money, just like any other business. How they go about that is up to them. What is up to us as consumers is whether we like/want/approve of their products.
And if they wanna go about their business by providing me with free stuff in exchange for my favorite color. I'm down with that. I've seen a ton of ads that do not interest me at all, I've seen a few that I actually gave a second thought about. At the end of the day I have a free product, and no blood leaking from my ass. It's simply... not... that... bad.

Google can have the internet. They've caused me no harm, and have given me nothing but candy in return.
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#19
Kreij
Senior Monkey Moderator
Silverel said:

Google can have the internet.
Yeah. Who cares. It's just a bunch of pipes anyway. They will just change the name to the Googlenet.

But they can't have my wife, my Jeep Wrangler or my ATV and trailer.
They can have my chainsaws and wood splitter if they bring me firewood before winter.
They can't have my pontoon boat and fishing stuff either.
They can have my old Ford van.
They DEFINITELY cannot have my Bobcat skid steer.
They can have my navel lint if they pay shipping.

Okay enough fun :D My apologies to anyone reading this thread.
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#20
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
Are yall getting ads with Google Chrome? I aint and Im hoping it stays that way. I think its awesome the beta download did so well. I really like it, it is simple and I think its why I like it. Personally though, Id like a bit more on the top aside from just the simple basics.
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#21
PVTCaboose1337
Graphical Hacker
I am amazed google got the market this fast.
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#22
jbunch07
Im going to play with it some more tonight and decide whether or not to switch from firefox.
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#23
Kreij
Senior Monkey Moderator
I guess the minimalist mindset is all the rage now. You see it in design and fashion all over the place (and now software).

Personally, I like stuff. I like bells and whistles. I like to see what is happening at a glance, not have to dig for details. Bah ... Maybe I am just old school. (shrug)

Hiding all of the details from users reminds me of what Apple does (or at least used to do, I am not well versed in the current iterations of their OS).

It's kind of like having to tune your car radio to a specific channel to have the car tell you how much gas you have instead of just putting a gas gauge on the dashboard.
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#24
das müffin mann
i tried it thought it was alright, but i still think im going to keep using firefox
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#25
PCpraiser100
I am trying out Chrome, its not bad. Its a but slow though, but I love this browser when it comes to CPU usage. The CPU usage is so low that I can finally take my old CRT from my basement and play Crysis on full while browsing the net!
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