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Subject: Chrome passes Firefox for 2nd Place
Accord to at least one group, Chrome is now the second most used browser in the world, passing Firefox.

http://techcrunch.com/2011/12/01/statcounter-chrome-takes-25-7-of-global-market-overtaking-firefox/

 

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Subject: Chrome passes Firefox for 2nd Place
Wow, that was fast.

 

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Subject: Chrome passes Firefox for 2nd Place
I find that very hard to believe. The server stats I have at hand for a couple different sites show firefox ahead.

Anyone else show Chrome ahead of Firefox on their sites?


edit: It appears that Firefox has moved to #3 in the UK. That makes sense to me since the sites I have access to data from are US based.

 

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Subject: Chrome passes Firefox for 2nd Place
Chrome is the default browser on android devices. With Chrome being a good browser without the baggage of a bad history that IE carries is probably used most users even though there are other Android browsers.

 

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Subject: Chrome passes Firefox for 2nd Place
Acao posted:
Chrome is the default browser on android devices. With Chrome being a good browser without the baggage of a bad history that IE carries is probably used most users even though there are other Android browsers.


I do not believe Android 2.x phones are being counted, because their browser is an unbranded webkit, not Chrome. Only Android 3 and greater uses Chrome, which makes up a tiny percentage of Android devices at the moment.

 

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Subject: Chrome passes Firefox for 2nd Place
Lannai posted:
I find that very hard to believe. The server stats I have at hand for a couple different sites show firefox ahead.

Anyone else show Chrome ahead of Firefox on their sites?


edit: It appears that Firefox has moved to #3 in the UK. That makes sense to me since the sites I have access to data from are US based.


US and UK and other places Firefox still maintains number 2. Other data also still shows Firefox number 2 world wide. It's not a precise science. But all data does seem to point that Chrome will be number 2 without question very soon if not already. Firefox is slipping and Chrome is soaring.

 

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Won't stop me from using Firefox as my main browser, specially with the speed improvements they made lately which makes it even faster. I also have Chrome, Internet Explorer and several others installed (for job), but I always come back to Firefox.

And on my Android phone, I use Dolphin HD.

 

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I use chrome pretty much exclusively. Except on my mac-mini which for some reason the performance of safari is far superior on.

 

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I have not tried it since it came out, and it sucked back then.

 

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Subject: Chrome passes Firefox for 2nd Place
For about 2 months now, I've switched over to Chrome for 99% of my surfing.  It's just smoother than FF for me.

 

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I use palemoon, which is just the windows version of Firefox. I think chrome is too non secure for me to make it my normal browser, even if it is/was/could be faster. I think the last convention put together chrome was the first to fold.

 

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Subject: Chrome passes Firefox for 2nd Place
i been having all sorts of problems with firefox getting really slow and using tons of memory lately but i still stick with it for the noscript/ad addons for general browsing...switching to IE for compatability on some trusted sites.

 

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Subject: Chrome passes Firefox for 2nd Place
I don't plan on switching to Chrome anytime soon.

I tried Chrome maybe a year ago and it wasn't a super pleasant experience. I kept trying to change the text size (ctrl++) but the settings would never stick so each time I opened up VNboards I had to increase text size again. Very aggravating.

Also the adblock plus didnt really work near the level of firefox's version.

And at the time there were very limited UI themes. Pales in comparison to what Firefox community has put out.

 

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All I use is Chrome, it is faster, lighter, does not crash like FF did and ABP and Flash Block work great.  At one time the Ad Block for chrome was a pain (loading the ads then blocking them), but it works much better now.  Firefox did wonders for browsers, it broke Microsoft's stranglehold and helped pave the way for other browsers and more open internet standards.  But right now, Chrome is my browser of choice.

 

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I'm still using Firefox. Each time i tried Chrome, i never stuck with it. I just can't seem to stay with it. I didn't have that problem when i switched from IE to Firefox a long time ago.

 

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Subject: Chrome passes Firefox for 2nd Place
Nakal posted:
does not crash like FF did
I have difficulties to remember last time FF crashed for me... must have been years ago.

 

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Subject: Chrome passes Firefox for 2nd Place
Nakal posted:
All I use is Chrome, it is faster, lighter, does not crash like FF did and ABP and Flash Block work great.  At one time the Ad Block for chrome was a pain (loading the ads then blocking them), but it works much better now.  Firefox did wonders for browsers, it broke Microsoft's stranglehold and helped pave the way for other browsers and more open internet standards.  But right now, Chrome is my browser of choice.


If FF crashes for you then it's more than likely something else causing the problem cause FF is solid as a rock for me.

 

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