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
Squirrely
WhiteLotus said:
oh them, i NEVER pay attention to them
Neither do I, lol. I am very happy though that they are text ads, not images or flash objects. I would rather them "read" my email, and put ads in text, than an annoying flash or gif one.

I mean, I am using a great email service for free, there has to be a way for them to make a bit of money, so thats another reason why I don't mind them. (Never click them though, lol)
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#2
candle_86
as am i, just use your SSL encryption like everyone else should be and your email is still secure, as for chrome didnt much like it
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#3
spud107
hmmm, anyone else still wanna use chrome?
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#4
peach1971
hmmm, anyone else still wanna use chrome?
Google Chrome survived about two hours on my system until it went to the shredder after deep inspection by myself.
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#5
spud107
this should put off anyone using ie then:)

(screen cap was a pain . . .)
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#6
Wile E
Power User
Wshlist said:
Apart from the EULA you clicked Yes on of course.. dumbass, sorry but come on.
That was completely uncalled for.

The fact remains, none of those adds correspond to what's in my email at all.
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#7
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
WhiteLotus said:
hmmm i guess, still i'm not that worried. It's just an automatic key word search that produces the adds. if there is literally a guy paid to sit there and read all my mail then i massively LOL at google.
Of course, software does the job, but that software can always be made to find and extract sensitive information. Remember, GMail is still beta.
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#8
peach1971
this should put off anyone using ie then :)
Of course, I don´t use IE.
Seriousley.
For any app using the IE engine during background processes, I recommend to inspect your IE settings regarding scripts etc.
Plus, keep your Windows up to date, cause you know how many hotfixes are just for that browser.
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#9
Ahhzz
spud107 said:
this should put off anyone using ie then:)
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(screen cap was a pain . . .)
ROFLROFLROFL
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#10
spud107
ye, i had to move my second monitor below my main one . . . .
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