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Old 12-02-2011, 06:35 PM
 
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While Google Chrome has quickly become popular in the United States, the browser has been growing even faster globally and just knocked Mozilla's Firefox into third place.

Chrome moves into second place in global browser usage
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Old 12-03-2011, 07:48 PM
 
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Interesting.

In the original article:

"The research firm reported that Chrome took a 25.7 percent market share in November 2011 while Firefox fell to 25.23 percent."

But from the linked to article on the same site:
A beginners guide to Google Chrome: Why it’s time to ditch Internet Explorer

"Despite the high-profile brand (Google) behind Chrome, only 13% of users choose it as their browser." This was written on November 20, 2011.

So am I understanding that those who use Chrome browse 24/7/365?
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Old 12-03-2011, 09:12 PM
 
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I use only Chrome to play my Facebook games. All others seem to crash.
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Old 12-04-2011, 06:05 PM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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Default If not Firefox, who you gonna use?

And Has Google Now Killed Off Firefox Completely By Pulling The Plug On Its Toolbar Deal?

I can't believe GOOG would let search go on FF.
Surely, MSFT would pop a lousy $100 million out of the coffee fund to grab that spot and put Bing in as default Firefox search solution....
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Old 12-04-2011, 09:15 PM
 
Location: Michigan--good on the rocks
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If I'm using a computer that has Bing as default, I only use Bing to get to Google. I do not like Bing, never seem to get what I'm looking for.

I like Chrome, it's my preferred. My wife likes Firefox, so I guess we cancel each other out.
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Old 12-04-2011, 09:19 PM
 
Location: Tricity
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I used to use Opera, then switched to Chrome. I really like it.
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Old 12-04-2011, 09:25 PM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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I haven't downloaded Chrome. I generally figure I give GOOG enough tracking already....
Probably should load it and peek at it.
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Old 12-04-2011, 09:27 PM
 
Location: Seattle
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I really don't see a difference in any of them.
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Old 12-04-2011, 09:32 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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I doubt it's any coincidence that Chrome surpassed Firefox within months after Google dropped support for the Google Toolbar for Firefox.

I've dabbled a bit with Chrome. It runs a lot lighter than FF does and seems a lot less prone to crashing. However, the Omnibox auto-complete seems to work completely at random and there's no way to totally disable it. What's more, Google has flat-out said that they will never offer an option to disable it completely even though it causes many people to want to pull their own hair out.

I also don't like that it doesn't insert italic and bold tags when you hit control-i and control-b respectively like FF does, and its spell-check vocabulary is less complete than FF's, but these aren't dealbreakers.
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Old 12-06-2011, 08:05 PM
 
Location: Cartersville, GA
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Default Better security with Chrome?

A recent article in Maximum PC commented that Google might have an edge over Firefox (and other brwsers) since it uses sandboxing as a primary means of protection from virus, malware, spyware, etc.
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