Web browers: Google Chrome approaching 30% market share worldwide

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  1. Costello
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    Recent reports indicate that Google Chrome now absorbs nearly 30% of the web browser market share worldwide (source). Its main competitors are Internet Explorer with a little over 52% all versions included, and Firefox with now less than 12%.

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    In fact, if you exclude Chinese web users (who are usually stuck with old pirated versions of Windows and awful IE-based browsers) the numbers are even more impressive:
    1. Google Chrome: > 52%
    2. Internet Explorer: > 15%
    3. Firefox: > 15%
    4. Safari: > 9%
    (source)

    Things have changed a lot over the past 10 years and it's impressive to realize how much Chrome has changed our browsing habits. What is your opinion on the subject? Do you use Google Chrome yourself? What is the best web browser?
     
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    For your information, this is a report of the browser usage on GBAtemp (a little less than 2 million visits) over the past month:

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  3. MrJason005

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    Firefox all the way for me.
    Chrome is really a RAM eater.
    Not to mention it doesn't prompt you when closing multiple tabs. Why?
     
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    Well, unlike FF and Opera Chrome never stopped working for me at any point.
    At least it doesn't eat as much ram as Edge, lol.
     
  5. Arras

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    I personally use Firefox, it works pretty well. I've gotten used to FF font rendering at some point, and trying to switch to Chrome makes the fonts look like ass. Also, I only have 4GB ram, and Chrome eats through that very quickly.
     
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    Google Chrome is fine, it's just really bloated (yeah yeah, I know it's bloated for a reason, but it's not a reason that makes it worth the bloat)
    I prefer Firefox, mainly due to the addons I use, many of which don't have a Chrome equivalent.
     
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  7. osm70

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    I am forced to use Chrome, because every other browser crashes my GPU drivers.
     
  8. TecXero

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    I'm using Chromium, which is Chrome just without some of the extra crap. It's not as customizable as I'd like, but I've had far less issues with it than Firefox.
     
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    internet explorer the best web browser for downloading other web browsers!


    i use chrome mostly... why? chromebook. on my other set-ups i use chrome 75% of the time. why? secure, fast & user friendly.

    firefox is great but mozilla is kinda confused. they might add a feature and 6 weeks later remove it... or add a feature where no one will ever use.

    opera is great. and all has, but is small fish in the big sea. if opera was backed by a big company it would be doing great too.






    but saying all that. internet explorer has a security flaw....


    which is terrible if you living in 1995.
     
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    Opera is just chromium with a skin
    Also, leaving?
     
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    yeah i know. i didnt say it wasnt. :blink:

    thanks for the spell check. woke up too early today.. i can see a yellow ball in the sky.
     
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    Not with my help, Opera here :yay:
     
  13. NicEXE

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    I give a fair chance to all major browsers systematically as newer versions come out.

    My web browser of choice is Firefox since version 2.0 (I was using Netscape before).
    What I like about Firefox the most is customization and compatibility.

    • Opera is in overall just great but it is lacking some add-ons that I am using with Firefox
    • Google Chrome would be a great alternative if:
      1. Google wasn't randomly removing add-ons because they offer a service that goes against their services
      2. Google Chrome wasn't eating ALL THE RAM
      3. Google wasn't logging my browsing habits
    • Safari is great as well and has some cool extra features but again, it lacks many add-ons that I'd like to use
    • Internet Explorer isn't the most compatible web browser and is lacking many add-ons that I'd like to use
    • Edge is the only browser that I haven't thoroughly tested. I'll try and use it for some time when I'll be in Windows
    • links2 -g is my choice when it comes to a *nix OS without the need of a window system
     
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    Still using Opera here unless I'm working then I'll use Chrome.
     
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    I was expecting Chrome to have a larger portion than 30%.
    I use Chrome on PC and Safari on my other devices (Apple) and occasionally Internet Explorer.
    And VERY rarely Wii U browser. Never use anything else.
     
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    I used Firefox since it was in 2.0 but using it 2 years ago when it reached 23.0 because of some changes and some addons that were left behind.
    Then I discovered Chrome and never turned back.
     
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    I detest Chrome.
    I'm a diehard Firefox user - nothing beats it's configurability.
     
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    Fire Fox, Nintendo Browser, and Opera.
     
  20. gkoelho

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    I used to love firefox like 5 years ago. But then i started using chrome more and more, and then there was Chrome Plus which has simple everything i could possibly need.
     
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