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    Boston, USA; Dublin, Ireland; Thursday, 1st December, 2011: Google's browser Chrome overtook Firefox for the first time globally on a monthly basis in November, according to StatCounter, the free website analytics company. The firm's research arm StatCounter Global Stats reports that Chrome took 25.69% of the worldwide market (up from 4.66% in November 2009) compared to Firefox's 25.23%. Microsoft's Internet Explorer still maintains a strong lead globally with 40.63%.

    "We can look forward to a fascinating battle between Microsoft and Google as the pace of growth of Chrome suggests that it will become a real rival to Internet Explorer globally," commented Aodhan Cullen, CEO, StatCounter. "Our stats measure actual browser usage, not downloads, so while Chrome has been highly effective in ensuring downloads our stats show that people are actually using it to access the web also."

    In the US Internet Explorer continues to perform strongly and is maintaining market share at 50.66%, up slightly from 50.24% year on year. Firefox retains second place on 20.09%, down from 26.75%. Chrome is up to 17.3% from 10.89%. Safari is on 10.76% from 10.71%.
    http://gs.statcounter.com/press/chro...for-first-time

    I can't honestly say I'm surprised. I've been a strict Chrome user since it originally came out.

    Thoughts on this?
    - Maurice Workin' in the Jira mine, goin' down, down, down

  • #2
    Google Chrome is so much better than Firefox, i'm not suprised either. Firefox is very annoying with how many updates it keeps doing. I like Chrome because its simple, loads quickly, and its so reliable

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    • #3
      the suprize is how many still use IE
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      • #4
        I use IE9 and chrome I like both for different reasons

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        • #5
          Don't like this google spy. Opera is the best.
          .......

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          • #6
            Google spy? Would you care to explain that?
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            • #7
              Originally posted by setishock View Post
              Google spy? Would you care to explain that?
              What do you think:

              - why is Google offering a web browser?
              - why is Google offering a mobile phone platform (Android)
              - why is Google offering mail accounts?
              - why has Google created a competitor to facebook?
              etc.

              Google is collecting data from everywhere.

              From http://www.google.com/chrome/intl/en/privacy.html

              Google receives only standard log information including your machine’s IP address and one or more cookies

              Uses

              Information that Google receives when you use Google Chrome is processed in order to operate and improve Google Chrome and other Google services.

              http://www.google.com/intl/en/privac...cy-policy.html
              Information we collect and how we use it

              We may collect the following types of information:
              Information you provide – When you sign up for a Google Account, we ask you for personal information. We may combine the information you submit under your account with information from other Google services or third parties in order to provide you with a better experience and to improve the quality of our services. For certain services, we may give you the opportunity to opt out of combining such information. You can use the Google Dashboard to learn more about the information associated with your Account. If you are using Google services in conjunction with your Google Apps Account, Google provides such services in conjunction with or on behalf of your domain administrator. Your administrator will have access to your account information including your email. Consult your domain administrator’s privacy policy for more information.
              Cookies – When you visit Google, we send one or more cookies to your computer or other device. We use cookies to improve the quality of our service, including for storing user preferences, improving search results and ad selection, and tracking user trends, such as how people search. Google also uses cookies in its advertising services to help advertisers and publishers serve and manage ads across the web and on Google services.
              Log information – When you access Google services via a browser, application or other client our servers automatically record certain information. These server logs may include information such as your web request, your interaction with a service, Internet Protocol address, browser type, browser language, the date and time of your request and one or more cookies that may uniquely identify your browser or your account.
              User communications – When you send email or other communications to Google, we may retain those communications in order to process your inquiries, respond to your requests and improve our services. When you send and receive SMS messages to or from one of our services that provides SMS functionality, we may collect and maintain information associated with those messages, such as the phone number, the wireless carrier associated with the phone number, the content of the message, and the date and time of the transaction. We may use your email address to communicate with you about our services.
              Affiliated Google Services on other sites – We offer some of our services on or through other web sites. Personal information that you provide to those sites may be sent to Google in order to deliver the service. We process such information under this Privacy Policy.
              Third Party Applications – Google may make available third party applications, such as gadgets or extensions, through its services. The information collected by Google when you enable a third party application is processed under this Privacy Policy. Information collected by the third party application provider is governed by their privacy policies.
              Location data – Google offers location-enabled services, such as Google Maps and Latitude. If you use those services, Google may receive information about your actual location (such as GPS signals sent by a mobile device) or information that can be used to approximate a location (such as a cell ID).
              Unique application number – Certain services, such as Google Toolbar, include a unique application number that is not associated with your account or you. This number and information about your installation (e.g., operating system type, version number) may be sent to Google when you install or uninstall that service or when that service periodically contacts our servers (for example, to request automatic updates to the software).
              Other sites – This Privacy Policy applies to Google services only. We do not exercise control over the sites displayed as search results, sites that include Google applications, products or services, or links from within our various services. These other sites may place their own cookies or other files on your computer, collect data or solicit personal information from you.

              In addition to the above, we may use the information we collect to:
              Provide, maintain, protect, and improve our services (including advertising services) and develop new services; and
              Protect the rights or property of Google or our users.

              If we use this information in a manner different than the purpose for which it was collected, then we will ask for your consent prior to such use.

              Google processes personal information on our servers in the United States of America and in other countries. In some cases, we process personal information outside your own country.
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              • #8
                none are so Blatent as
                RockMelt - A shiny, new browser. Just for you.and Facebook, you can't even use it without facing a FB log in panel .

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by rootsxrocks View Post
                  the suprize is how many still use IE
                  My company just upgraded to XP and IE 7?!?!?!?


                  But I like FF updates being regular. What has finally drivin me away from FF to chrome is the fact that FF is destroying my memory usage, it isn't uncommon for me to see FF using near 2gigs of RAM....

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                  • #10
                    I totally agree with you guys. If they overtake Firefox, it simply because Chrome provides simplicity especially for their users.

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                    • #11
                      Chrome updates insanely often, you just rarely notice it.

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                      • #12
                        I've been using Chrome since the start, and I'd never go back to be honest.
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                        • #13
                          Here are 14 reasons why I like Firefox better than Chrome on my Mac.

                          1) There is no way to have cookies deleted upon exit without loosing all your cookies. This is a huge blunder that Google has made. They need an exceptions list like Firefox has.

                          2) The Wrench icon duplicates many of the Menu Bar functions (Mac users), this adds to clutter and confusion.

                          3) YouTube videos sometimes get stuck on the page. This is a nasty bug which requires closing Chrome.

                          4) Drop down menus don't indent on catagories. This makes long dropdowns very difficult to read.

                          5) No option for a bookmarks sidebar.

                          6) Minimal Zoom increments. This is very important for older eyes.

                          7) The tool-tip text when you hover over a link is a very narrow box, this makes reading tool-tips difficult.

                          8) Accessing cookie information is difficult.

                          9) The Preference page is much easier to use in Firefox.

                          10) Lack of quality add-ons.

                          11) PDF files don't open in Preview (Mac users), they open using Chrome's PDF viewer which is very limited.

                          12) Right-click and View Image is missing in Chrome. In Chrome the only option is to Open Image in New Tab, which is cumbersome.

                          13) Does not parse RSS feeds.

                          14) It doesn't have an "about:config" so I can make changes easily.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by NightAngel79 View Post
                            My company just upgraded to XP and IE 7?!?!?!?


                            But I like FF updates being regular. What has finally drivin me away from FF to chrome is the fact that FF is destroying my memory usage, it isn't uncommon for me to see FF using near 2gigs of RAM....
                            no Kidding It regularly crashes on my PC after watching a few netflix videos

                            Originally posted by Andy View Post
                            Here are 14 reasons why I like Firefox better than Chrome on my Mac.

                            1) There is no way to have cookies deleted upon exit without loosing all your cookies. This is a huge blunder that Google has made. They need an exceptions list like Firefox has.

                            2) The Wrench icon duplicates many of the Menu Bar functions (Mac users), this adds to clutter and confusion.

                            3) YouTube videos sometimes get stuck on the page. This is a nasty bug which requires closing Chrome.

                            4) Drop down menus don't indent on categories. This makes long drop downs very difficult to read.

                            5) No option for a bookmarks sidebar.

                            6) Minimal Zoom increments. This is very important for older eyes.

                            7) The tool-tip text when you hover over a link is a very narrow box, this makes reading tool-tips difficult.

                            8) Accessing cookie information is difficult.

                            9) The Preference page is much easier to use in Firefox.

                            10) Lack of quality add-ons.

                            11) PDF files don't open in Preview (Mac users), they open using Chrome's PDF viewer which is very limited.

                            12) Right-click and View Image is missing in Chrome. In Chrome the only option is to Open Image in New Tab, which is cumbersome.

                            13) Does not parse RSS feeds.

                            14) It doesn't have an "about:config" so I can make changes easily.
                            I really love Articulated post like this thank you for spelling them out I use both and like Chrome for some things like panel but haven't got used to the minimalistic view or used it enough to know some of the details being stuck on IE 8 because I am just not ready to leave XP and I am strongly considering Linux on my new build so don't wish to buy Windows 7 or an upgrade on my really old "circa 2004 Hot Rod" PC.
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by michael29 View Post
                              Google Chrome is so much better than Firefox, i'm not suprised either. Firefox is very annoying with how many updates it keeps doing. I like Chrome because its simple, loads quickly, and its so reliable
                              Chrome actually comes out with more updates than Firefox. The difference is that Chrome updates in the background without asking you. Firefox however does ask and so you are aware of it.

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