Chrome Slips Past Firefox for Second Place in Global Browser Market Share
December 1, 2011 12:01 PM
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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
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
of the browser specifically to address memory issues that plagued older versions of the browser.
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12/1/2011 1:48:29 PM
A couple of observations:
-What if you start using a new system and haven't visited a site yet on it? It won't show up in your history bar. Is it hard to type in a full address? No, but what if you have forgotten a site you had been visiting on your old system or the complete spelling?
-Using bookmarks doesn't require me to remember the website addresses for all of the sites/resources I visit. Perhaps from a "Normal" browsing standpoint it's not a big deal, but being an IT guy for a large, multinational corporation requires that I manage (literally) hundreds of servers, many of which run websites. There is no way I am going to try and remember all of the various websites for which I am responsible.
-I not only use bookmarks to save my regularly visited sites, but also my
visited sites. E.g., resources at my job that I only utilize on an "As needed" basis. I will also bookmark items that I may need as reference down the road. E.g., I'm working on rolling out Exchange 2010 at my new job. I did this at my last job, too, and whenever I came across a link/article that was helpful, I bookmarked it for reference, which has saved me a lot of time for this new implementation.
So while the side-mounted bookmark bar is one thing, having bookmarks is
"We are going to continue to work with them to make sure they understand the reality of the Internet. A lot of these people don't have Ph.Ds, and they don't have a degree in computer science." -- RIM co-CEO Michael Lazaridis
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