Internet Explorer is Killing Chrome in Browser Wars, But Also Losing - Huh?

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Inglburt

I still use FF, and IE occasionally. FF sync is really nice. Everything I own has the same bookmarks and logins. Didn't like Chrome much, especially the mobile version, and as others have stated, I'm not really comfortable putting all of my eggs in Google's basket anyway.

On my phone I still us Dolphin. Haven't found anything I like better yet, although I do use the stock browser when Dolphin disagrees with some sites. Chrome has forced itself onto my phone after the latest update or 2 on Android. It actually feels like a step backwards to me. But then, I don't like change. :)

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finaxe

Chrome.

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JCGPZ9

Chrome gives me the Aww snap thing or flash just crashes, especially on youtube videos. Fresh install without any extensions yields the same results and adblock for Chrome isn't as good as the one for Firefox. I have to type a special extension in order to get Chrome to default to incognito mode.

Firefox is pretty smooth but it tends to crash when I have quite a few tabs open, especially if it has an open flash video. There are plenty of extensions and I can set FF to private browsing mode without typing anything in the program box.

I also use Pale Moon 32 & 64 bit along with Comodo Dragon browser and Comodo IceDragon. They all work well but do have the same problems as the browsers they're derived from.

I do use IE10 and it's pretty fast and stable but I tend to fire it up when sites refuse to load properly on the others. I'll probably use it a bit more in the future.

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jesse_n_sf

I use IE10 90% of the time. Only when a site acts up do I use FF. What people don't realize about IE10 is that there are add-ons for "Tracking Protection" which also includes the ability to add any "Add-Blocking" list that you want. I don't use Chrome because I don't trust any company that's sole purpose is advertising.

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Renegade Knight

Goole. Microsoft and Apple are all after the same market.

Aps. Ads. Content. Cloud. They each had a different starting strength but in the end they are all about trying to be a player in those markets because that's where they see the future.

Trusting IE makes as much sense as trusting Safari and Chrome.

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preferreduser

Chrome is the daily driver here has been since it came out use it on all 3 PC's .
lets see 3 million sites VS 40 thousand users ?
let me think?...... OK I think stat counter should be more credible here.

Nothing wrong with Firefox though have it also and use it sometimes it has an excellent download manager newest version is speedy also .

Have IE10 on win7x64 it has site compatibility issues and could be more stable don't use it much
might be better on W8? they used to call it Internet Exploder probably still applies at least on W7 .

Opera is decent some like it overall a good browser

Safari on windows ...not so hot I think Apple is Mercy killing it soon .

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jgottberg

I use IE 9/10 depending on where I"m at. It may not be the fastest or best at any one thing but since it does have the majority of browser share, it's most compatible with websites.

To me, web browsers these days are pretty ubiquitous, like a toaster.

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Pomacat

Chrome since it came out.It is faster launching then the others.IE I have not used in the last few years

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sicyo

When Firefox first started gaining popularity I switched in a heartbeat.

I still use it at work for work-related browsing and our ticket system. I find that its extensions are really helpful and its other strengths are great for my workflow. (I do IT for Law Firms)

I use Chrome for all of my personal browsing. I love Chrome Sync and the extensions that people have developed.

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avenger48

Chrome. I've used it since late 2009-early 2010. At that point it was faster than Firefox or IE, so I switched over from Firefox. I've used it since, despite checking out the competition once a year or so. It seems like they're all just copying Chrome at this point.

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Its_Not_Me

Firefox 20.0.1 + 43 extensions on Win7 64bit i5-2500K
16GB RAM running on 2x 60GB Corsair SSDs in RAID 0.

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btdog

Personally, I've been using FF since it was beta...at home. At work, I use IE...because that is the default browser. On my phone...I don't know. It's an android phone and I know Google is the de facto search engine.

I wonder what browser is credited when someone uses their phone or tablet. If Chrome gets credit, then I can see the 40% and StatCounter's numbers. If this is strictly based on PCs then NetMarketShare's information makes the most sense.

My guess is most power users use Chrome or FF. Most other people use whatever is included on their PCs (or phone).

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nHeroGo

I like reading this list of comments suggesting that various people are using browsers and that they like the one they are using more than the ones they are not using - it makes me happy. Watch WebGuyFixingCars!

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Renegade Knight

When you put it that way...

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nyjets011269

Seems like the longer I keep chrome open for a session, the more sluggish it gets. I did add the extension "one tab" and that does cut down the processes but it still bugs me. I have tried Maxthon and I like it. Very easy to customize. Pale Moon is pretty good also.

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SeriousBeEss

Chrome here

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Vano

Let me guess, FF is at 19.73% because everyone is using Adblock+
that actually works and blocks every tracking bs and because of that it's not being tracked accurately.
Well Chrome also has ABP you might say, but compare to FF version it's functionality can be covered with one word: meh.

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dstock7337

Netscape Navigator with Prodigy for the win!

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Hilarity

Chrome is the fastest period + signin on other systems and all your bookmarks are all there, same place too. Adblockplus+Ghostery and you are set. I'd use the stable option, dev is twitchy. Even on my mac, safari can't catch up to the page loading times.

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Engelsstaub

I like Chrome but I had issues with bookmarks duplicating themselves every time I synced to another computer/OS. It was also a pain to keep going through and re-deleting bookmarks that I had deleted long ago (like epic MPC arguments with the usual suspects lol.) They just seemed to keep reappearing at random.

I know I'm in a VERY tiny minority here and may hear virtual-laughter for days, but I wish Safari was (still) available on all platforms (it never was on Linux which I use quite a bit for certain tasks.) Safari just works best when syncing with an iDevice. ...but Chrome is a bit faster IME.

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rwwllms

A better poll would be one that asks you which browser are you using by choice. Most people use IE because they don't know that they can install a different one, or they know but are just too lazy or scared to make the switch.

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husty73

I've recently jumped on the Chrome bandwagon on all of my systems. It's consistantly faster across the board for applications, searching, opening new tabs, etc. Plus flash programs work faster and smoother. Ill not be looking elsewhere for a while!

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dwellman

I use Chrome everywhere. . . gets me in trouble at work, too. Ever since Opera 10 (and later) started getting slow, I ditched that in favor of Chrome.

IE 10 is pretty nice, though.

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miked6875

Haven't used anything but Chrome since early beta days.

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GunnMetalGrey

Safari at home and IE at work.

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jnite

Chrome is my main Browswer, and Firefox is my secondary backup browser.

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AFDozerman

Opera with a little FF and chrome when sites won't load correctly.

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PhilGrocholl

I have been using Chrome, but, I am looking to get away from it due to that deadline of iGoogle (ig) going away in November. I love that home page, but, I have not found any good alternatives to it. I have tried Stitch, Net Vibes, and Prototype, but I don't really care for them. Net Vibes may end up being the viable alternative for all of the things that you can do to set up the home page there. Unless Google has a change of heart in getting rid of iGoogle, I will most likely go back to IE at that time. Or if they come up with something fresh and even better than iGoogle.

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rwwllms

I also don't know what I'm going to do when iGoogle goes away. Right now I'm thinking of just stop using Chrome in protest and load up Win8 and use IE and desktop gadgets.

Hey MPC! Here's a good project for you. Find all us iGoogle users a similar replacement. Are you up to the challenge?

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lfd1351

deffinatly firefox on everything, work we use chrome.

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wk

chrome all the way, on my both laptops and mobile with sync to my bookmarks, extensions and e-mail account.

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xRadeon

Chrome FTW!

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lhatten

I use Firefox, then IE. Almost never Chrome. Chrome has problems on my setup, it will not render the Google Calendar. Ironic that the other browsers like FF and IE both work.

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gamewizard

FireFox because of Chromes tracking no one should use Chrome it phones home for just about every little thing.b

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zefrem7

Chrome at home and at work. Safari on my iPhone (I hate it but it's faster than Chrome or Mercury). My wife uses Firefox. I haven't used IE since version 7.

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Jeffredo

Pretty much same here. I haven't used IE regularly in ten years. Actually paid for Opera when they used to charge for it.

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Jeffredo

Chrome with the IE Tab add-on just in case. I rarely need it.

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tony2tonez

Firefox for me and IE for the wife.

On mobile. Stock or dolphin

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Granite

On my PC - Opera with occasional use of Firefox, IE10 and Chrome...in decreasing order.

On my android phone and tablet - Firefox...period.

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jckhmrflx

Chrome on my laptop, IE10 on my desktop. I still think Chrome is faster though.

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wolfing

in my company sites, it's still IE with 41.1% then Chrome with 12%, Firefox 7.9% and Safari 6.2%, but the interesting number is mobile browsers now total 29.2% of our visitors, when only 6 months ago it was 13.4%.

Personally, I use Firefox.

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BRIAN STALOCH

Chrome Dude!!

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DeltaFIVEengineer

I gave IE 10 a chance and I can say that I don't hate it. I even use it every once in awhile when Chrome acts up. However, I still use Chrome predominately.

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Hey.That_Dude

Firefox. Everyone else has too much red tape. Although I have been known to give chrome a go every couple of revisions.

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bling581

Chrome. Whether I'm on my PC, iPhone or Android tablet I love being able to sync all my bookmarks.

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