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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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Not surprised
By corduroygt on 12/1/2011 1:17:17 PM , Rating: 3
Power of Firefox is in its extensions. I couldn't live without dwhelper and Adblock Plus. Most people don't care and are content with watching ads and not being able to download flash movies to their hard drive.




RE: Not surprised
By CList on 12/1/2011 1:25:58 PM , Rating: 2
While I agree (I'm a huge fan of Firebug and Ghostery), I haven't used Chrome enough to know whether such options are available there. I'm sure they have something like Firebug, but Firebug is just so damn good that I find it hard to believe that the Chrome option works as well... Making on-the-fly CSS changes in Firebug saves me tons of development time.

Interested in hearing opinions on that...


RE: Not surprised
By Reclaimer77 on 12/1/2011 3:10:54 PM , Rating: 1
Chrome has the shittiest addons or "extensions" I've ever seen. And there aren't many to see, I assure you. It appears that the developer community at large isn't interested in the Chrome platform. And no wonder. After all a recent study pointed out that 85% of Firefox users use add-ons, while only 33% of Chrome users do.

Probably why the idiots think Chrome is "faster", duh, they aren't running add-ons.


RE: Not surprised
By Lugaidster on 12/1/2011 8:22:25 PM , Rating: 1
If both browsers are the same in terms of speed (there's no way in hell FF is faster) and in term of compatibility, then it's the features and experience that make the browser. I don't think there's a fair way to say one is better than the other in that department since they have different objectives.

PS: Again with the trash talk... You sure are an asshole.


RE: Not surprised
By Skywalker123 on 12/6/2011 6:20:16 AM , Rating: 1
He can't help that he has self-worth issues,
AND he's an asshole.


RE: Not surprised
By sigmatau on 12/1/2011 5:37:35 PM , Rating: 2
IE9 let's you do many of the things on Chrome and Firefox that you couldn't with IE8.

I rarely use anything other than IE9 as I don't find anything missing, and I believe many users feel the same.

I only use Chrome about once a month or so when a page won't load correctly on IE9. Usually, my free adblocker is the cause of this. I can also save any non-drm video from IE9 with an add-on.


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