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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: These stats are bogus
By V-Money on 12/1/2011 4:08:35 PM , Rating: 2
You can all stop arguing about which browser is better cause these stats are not accurate.

What does that have to do with this argument, IE still has the most users. According to that logic we can just say that IE is the greatest.

Back to the argument, I used to use Mozilla back in the day, switched to Firefox when it first came out and used it until about 17 months ago. I had chrome installed but never used it until I got some annoying malware that for some reason only affected Firefox and IE, so I started using Chrome. When I cleared the malware (about 2 weeks later) I went to use Firefox again and it just didn't seem as good, so I've been using Chrome ever since. For the record, I also have tons of bookmarks and I love the integrated bar at the top, I don't know why people see that as an issue.

RE: These stats are bogus
By dalelarsen on 12/1/2011 5:00:30 PM , Rating: 2
V-Monkey, great point! I only meant its almost pointless to thrash either browser based on which one was better cause of the stats. Many have said, "no wonder chrome passed firefox, its better". That's an opinion, and the fact is chrome hasn't passed FF yet.

So if we want to keep arguing... Here is my 2 bits. I use both simultaneously. I am a web developer and I test my projects on all browsers constantly. While chrome is cool and fast and fun, its still behind FF in some ways. Its got all the features but hasn't perfected them yet. Chrome is like the really fast talented football player. Where FF is the seasoned all around player, and not really all that much slower I would add.

It takes me only a little bit more work to get things working correctly on chrome where they almost always work in FF on my first implementation, I won't even start with IE :{

I have ran into several significant bugs in chrome. I have been involved in the bug process for such bugs. I have also worked on a solution for 1 FF bug in the past too. I understand the battle behind the scenes pretty well. And FF is father along.

I love both, but until chrome has more time to iron out the wrinkles, FF is just a notch ahead in my book.

It all depends on your needs too. If you just surf the web and you care more about extensions, then find which one suits you best. But if you want to talk true implementation based on daily testing of different technologies, then I repeat, FF is more mature and chrome is learning fast.

RE: These stats are bogus
By dalelarsen on 12/1/2011 5:01:45 PM , Rating: 2
Sorry V-Money, wrote your name V-Monkey :)

RE: These stats are bogus
By V-Money on 12/1/2011 9:22:31 PM , Rating: 2
No problem, I figured as much. I also completely agree with you, and I love Firefox, I've just grown so accustomed to chrome that I have no reason to switch back. As for the arguing, I just like to read peoples responses. The valid points are nice because I can learn about the features I'm missing out on, and the invalid points are just amusing to me.

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