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Old 07-07-2009, 07:55 AM
 
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http://www.kabatology.com/07/03/fire...ion-downloads/

Germany had 1.1 million downloads in 2 days (half of the USA number.)

OTOH, Microsoft's Internet Explorer 8 is struggling, trying hard to coax/bribe users to download:

Microsoft Keeps Beating a Dead Browser - PC World (http://www.pcworld.com/printable/article/id,167862/printable.html - broken link)

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Originally Posted by Robert X. Cringely, InfoWorld

From these various moves one could easily draw the conclusion that IE8 is for the gullible, the greedy, the charitably inclined, and the easily gagged. Another obvious conclusion: Microsoft must be pretty damned worried about losing more ground to Firefox, Chrome, and any other browser that wanders down the road -- worried enough to gross out half the Web with an ad even the most adolescent of dot coms would not have dared run.

The question is why? If the destination is what matters, why does Microsoft care so deeply what browser people use to get there? Maybe this: Unless Bing is the browser's default search engine, no one will go there after the novelty wears off. That's probably enough to make anyone at Microsoft lose their lunch.
Latest Acid3 CSS results:



Internet Explorer 8 ---------- Firefox 3.5


Javascript performance (shorter is better) - Chrome still has a tiny edge

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Old 07-07-2009, 09:26 AM
 
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I'm one of them.

It has the speed that I liked in Chrome, and while several of my Add-ons don't work on 3.5 yet, my must have ones do work in 3.5, primiarly NoScript and Adblock Plus
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