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Firefox drops to third place
Chrome is the second most used browser behind Internet Explorer globally

The browser wars have raged for years. Generally, the winner in the market has been Internet Explorer thanks to the overwhelming number of computers worldwide that run the Windows operating system (and don’t bother to change their default browser). For a while now the second most popular web browser has been Firefox, but there have been some changes in the market according to the latest stats.
 
StatCounter's latest numbers for the browser market show that Google Chrome has passed Firefox to take the second place spot. Firefox is still in a very close third place. Firefox had been kicked back to the third place spot in the UK in July of 2011 reports TechCrunch, so a global second place win isn’t that surprising for Chrome.
 
Chrome now has 25.7% of the worldwide market as of last month and Firefox has 25.23% of the market. Internet Explorer is still dominating the market with 40.63% of the global share.
 
In the U.S., Internet Explorer has even more of the market with 50.66% share.
 
In September, Firefox released version 7 of the browser specifically to address memory issues that plagued older versions of the browser. 

Source: TechCrunch



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RE: how?
By SpartanJet on 12/1/2011 12:54:31 PM , Rating: 2
Amen. How is having a huge bookmark bar any more simplistic than having a simple one button drop down menu for bookmarks. I also wonder why they have an option for a home button which is rarely used yet no drop down menu for bookmarks. Even Chromes addons can't do a proper drop down menu is baffling.


RE: how?
By kmmatney on 12/1/2011 1:59:25 PM , Rating: 2
Um - there is a one button drop down for bookmarks. On the right of the bookmark bar is the bookmark dropdown.


RE: how?
By kmmatney on 12/1/2011 2:00:23 PM , Rating: 2
You do have to open a new tab to see the bookmark bar and drop down, though. Maybe that is a bit strange, but you get used to it.


RE: how?
By V-Money on 12/1/2011 3:55:49 PM , Rating: 2
Or you could press ctrl+shift+b...just saying...


RE: how?
By SpartanJet on 12/1/2011 2:07:30 PM , Rating: 2
Why do I want a huge bar taking up screen space when I can have a favorites button right next to important controls like refresh, backwards, and forwards elegantly built into the browser like Firefox. I shouldn't need addons for this basic feature.


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