Long Time Coming: Google Chrome Leapfrogs Mozilla Firefox for First Time

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livebriand

How much of this is due to their constant advertising, as well as trojan-like sneaking into installers and being an opt-out extra install? Because of that, some of the people who have Chrome don't even know what it is. Google's a company with a huge ad business, and that already makes me not trust them too much. After they added a chromebook ad in the new tab page, I decided it was the final straw for me and I went back to firefox. The addons for FF are better anyway. Also, addons like adblock block these stat counters I think, so the results aren't entirely accurate. Everyone I know either uses Firefox, and a handful use chrome, and maybe just one or two use IE.

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The Corrupted One

IE leads is just because of old folks not nowing how much better Chrome is.

 

I prefer Firefox with a plethora of plugins (can't live without adblock). But it's a tad slower in raw speed(without mods) and not for everyone.

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glamdring

Agreed, nothing like FireFox with sum 15 or so plugins. I tried Chrome for a while, I was using back in beta too, but it just didn't feel right. Plus I couldn't find replacements for all my FireFox addons.

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avenger48

you know, there is Adblock for chrome.  I use it, and have since chrome added extensions.  It's effective, although not quite as effective as the FF version.

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warptek2010

I love Chrome and all but the only reason it's not my main browser and Firefox is, believe it or not, I can't get effin links to open in a new tab and the focus switches to that new tab in Chrome. I'm sure there's gotta be a way to do it but I can't seem to find it natively at least. I mean this one is a no brainer and Google should have included it by now. But maybe it's me, making me the no brainer.

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tornato7

It's right there under settings. Middle click on any link and it opens in a background tab. That's super useful.

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wolfing

depends on what you measure.

In the analytics for my company, IE actually has still like 65%, FF 17%, Chrome 10% Safari 5%

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athlon11

No matter how much market share Chrome gets i still prefer FF by a lot.

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Neufeldt2002

Funny how one can have it over 25% and above FF when another has it below 19% and below FF.

http://marketshare.hitslink.com/browser-market-share.aspx?qprid=0&qpcustomd=0

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Peanut Fox

Reading the article it seems one is global, and one is national.  It's also likely that this JUST happened, and it seems you can't get weekly updates on the link you have here.

 Looking at your link it's funny seeing the Wii as number two to the Playstation.

Also odd seeing that Safari mobile is more popular than Android.  Considering there are more Android phones in the wild, it was unexpected.  It's shown as being used twice over the Android browser. 

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Cregan89

iPod Touch.

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Neufeldt2002

Can't find the wii to the playstation, but then I wasn't looking to hard either.

As to the safari vs android, the link clearly includes tablet pcs with phones, and I do believe that their are currently more ipads than android in the wild. I do expect that to change though in the near future. Also, I have heard many times how opera on android is the favored browser, but I may be wrong.

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glamdring

Opera dose rune great on Android, one of the best features is the compression servers. For those on limited it can save data, but more importantly can load much faster especially on a bad connection.

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