Google Chrome Loses Market Share To Internet Explorer

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weap0nkil

Half the masses when it comes to computers are morons. Internet Explorer is a inferior product plain and simple. The ONLY reason Internet explorer is still relevant is it comes with Windows when you install it.

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lunchbox73

I've always liked Chrome but it puts a constant load on my CPU for some reason, even when I'm just sitting idle. Normally I wouldn't care, but it causes the cpu fan on my laptop to spin up and down constantly. Annoying in a quiet room.

I thought it was just me but I've seen similar complaints online and haven't found an answer.

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Baer

I have seen that as well as other issues with Chrome. Again, if it is your choice use it but just be sure it is your choice.
I teach a number of computer maint. sessions for different organizations and a significant of issues that students bring in (elderly as well as young) are fixed by just removing Chrome and the g toolbar. Of course 90% of them say they never loaded it and have no idea how it got there :-)
Personally, I now use IE10 and FF. IE10 is very much better than IE8 or 9 was IMHO.

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Baer

(dual post, sorry)

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smithbd01

Most corporations aren't going to go through the hoops to try to place another browser on their computer systems (tight budgets, and IT always suffers when budgets are tight). IE comes with Windows 7, the new Ultrabooks that have Windows 8 it seems like IE is taking market share because Chrome is not easily placed on those systems, unless people really go out of their way to install it. People in general are sheep and right now, Microsoft is just leading people around because they are too lazy. I still prefer Chrome for Flash content browsing, and I prefer Firefox for watching streaming video like from Hulu. IE I only use because my corporate web based applications only play nice with IE. So, the idea, that people are not using one over the other may have nothing to do with what you are using as your benchmark of "which is better" simply because of "market share".

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mark0820

Putting a secondary browser on a PC costs nothing and takes under a minute. You don't have to go out of your way to install a browser. Firefox is a 20ish MB download and Chrome is roughly the same size. If I'm doing a single computer deployment, I don't even notice the time it takes to install the browser. There's no budget for putting on a free browser that doesn't add any real overhead to the deploy time.

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smithbd01

Because most corporations have some kind of Information Assurance program that must approve, said "Free" Browser. So nice try on it costing nothing, every change to information systems costs money, whether or not the product is free.

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wolfing

I've been checking browser share for visitors to my sites, and IE had been losing about 1% share monthly for the 2 years up to middle of last year, and suddenly when I checked in January, it dropped over 20% share in the last 6 months, not to Chrome, not to Firefox, but to mobile browsing (Safari, etc). About 30% of the people visiting are now using mobile browsers, that really surprised me (it was 13% 6 months ago)

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Nixon

Pulling at the nostalgia chains isn't going to make me switch.
I have to use IE10 at school/work anyhow (some stupid rule of theirs), and it has a number of little problems that crawl under my skin.

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bjoswald

I'm not surprised, because IE 10 is a great browser. It's fast, renders sites perfectly (at least the ones I go to), and doesn't need extensions to get what I need done. Also, it matches the rest of Aero perfectly (except that ridiculous Back button).

Oh, and fuck Windows 8. Worst $40 I ever spent.

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I Jedi

Always been a loyal Firefox user. Even when everyone was screaming to switch to Chrome, I held firm in the choice I made to surf the Internet. :P

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praetor_alpha

Same here. The recent HTML 5 storage bug has only validated my commitment to Firefox, as I LOL at the Chrome users filling up their drives!

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Eoraptor

Yeah, Chrome has a pretty aggressive install profile, it rides along with a LOT of stuff. Not that it's a BAD browser by any means, but you don't see Opera, Firefox, or the non-google chromium builds being offered up when you ownload an antivirus client. Even Apple has backed off of shoving Safari down people's throats.

Still, IE 10 is a pleasantly capable browser too. It's actually earned itself a spot back on my wonder bar with FF and ComodoDragon in windows 7. so not surprising it's picking up market share.

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sallystudios

Nah apple just abandoned safari for windows

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lhatten

I have to agree, Chrome was foisted on a lot of people. I never could understand the love that Chrome used to get. I never found it that much faster than FF and I like having my bookmarks on the side. Lately, I tried Chrome again, and it will not render my Google Calendar. I think it is the tasks, but the irony is not lost on me that FF renders the calendar and Chrome does not. More than happy to stay with FF with IE as backup.

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andrewc513

To each his own, but I came think of many reasons. Tabs/extensions separated into individual processes. First to stick to a rapid-release schedule. The web store and app platform makes it its own self-contained ecosystem, pretty much. There's also the fact that tabs are sandboxed(though I'm not sure if FF or IE do this now or not).

All the modern browsers are perfectly fine, it's just up to preference and what features you want. My migration to Chrome was a conscious decision and I'm happy with it.

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gmvolk

Never did see the point in having a web store tied to the browser. There are other things that bother me with Chrome and I have not liked IE since around IE6. I have used Firefox since version 1?, and even though I try the others now and then, it's still my preferred browser and the one I always go back to.

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Sir Hobbes3

I like Firefox very well thank you very much!

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johnnyathm1

Im in that boat too. Couldnt be happier with Firefox.

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Baer

Chrome picked up share partly because it snuck on to peoples computers as it hitchhiked on upgrades to things like pdf readers and others. Many computer users have gotten wise and now do not take the "typically, recommended" upgrade and instead take the custom install so they can choose to not unwittingly get Chrome and that awful Google tool bar.
Just remember, before you dump Chrome to first go to IE9 or 10 or FF or whatever your choice is and reset it as your default browser and THEN delete Chrome. That way your links to web pages in e mail will work once again.
If you like Chrome, use it but do so as your own choice rather than having it foisted upon you as it was on so many over the last few years.

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