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Google Chrome 15 more used in last week of November than Internet Explorer 8.

Google Chrome has overtaken Microsoft's Internet Explorer to become the world's most commonly used browser, according to web analytics firm StatCounter — at least when stacking up single versions of the browsers against one another.

StatCounter Global Stats reports that Chrome 15 was used more around the world than Internet Explorer 8 in the last week of November — a first for Google's upstart browser. Chrome 15 took 23.6% of the worldwide market compared to IE 8 with 23.5%, the report says.

When examining daily stats, Chrome 14 and 15 have been beating IE 8 on weekends since October, but the last week of November (November 28 through December 5) marks the first time those results have been duplicated during the workweek. 

"It looks as if people favor Chrome on weekends at home, but office commercial use has now caught up," says StatCounter CEO Aodhan Cullen.

Aggregate versions of IE still lead the global market with 38.5 percent share. Chrome is in a tight race for second place, having overtaken Firefox last month and leading by just a single percentage point.

And while Chrome does well worldwide — including in the U.K., where its been beating IE since early November — Internet Explorer 8 dominates in the U.S. with 27 percent market share. By comparison, Chrome 15 users represent just 18.1 percent of the market.

At this point, just three years after Google entered the market long dominated by Microsoft, it's safe to say that the internet browser battle is just starting to heat up.

Source: StatCounter

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RE: So disapointed if it's overtaken Firefox
By rhet2512 on 12/30/2011 3:14:00 PM , Rating: 0
Get a pc with more than 1 gig of ram.
Been using FF since 2007, sometimes it does hang, rarely tho ... if you can't even be bothered to close an app trough tskmgr then don't bother with windows. Lazy people ...

By MadAd on 1/2/2012 5:08:23 AM , Rating: 2
ah ignore them, h8rs gonna h8 and all that

i have at least 50 tabs open almost constantly on FF8.0.1 (52 today) with about three dozen assorted addons, pc is used 12h+ a day and stays un rebooted for weeks at a time

works ok for what i do

By Church of Dirac on 1/3/2012 1:23:20 PM , Rating: 2
I've been using Firefox since it was Phoenix. There's been issues with FF hanging since the beginning, especially on Linux. Won't use stock chrome since it is spyware. I've been using Comodo Dragon and it's pretty fast, but the Nightly 12.0a 64bit Windows build blows all other browsers out of the water in terms of speed. Ad block plus for chrome isn't up to spec yet either.

Check it out:

By Shadowmaster625 on 1/6/2012 10:08:52 AM , Rating: 2
I still thinkm firefox is the best because it has the best selection of addons. But yes there is a problem with it not ending the process correctly 100% of the time when you exit. I guess mozilla is waiting for someone to invent an addon that actually closes firefox completely when you click close?

By invidious on 1/10/2012 1:37:24 PM , Rating: 2
I have been using Opera since before it was free, always been fast, always been stable, never been spyware. I wont rave about their marketing dept since most people have never heard of it and its market share isn't stellar. But it has had a steady satisfied userbase for over a decade which is a pretty good indicator of a quality product to me.

“And I don't know why [Apple is] acting like it’s superior. I don't even get it. What are they trying to say?” -- Bill Gates on the Mac ads

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