Chrome Surges Past IE Market Share for the First Time

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I'm not surprised that IE is so much stronger on weekdays than Chrome -- most (if not all) schools, etc. use IE. Personally, I have to put up with IE at school, but when I come home on the weekends, it's Chrome 100%...
 

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[citation][nom]jackofhearts495[/nom]I'm not surprised that IE is so much stronger on weekdays than Chrome -- most (if not all) schools, etc. use IE. Personally, I have to put up with IE at school, but when I come home on the weekends, it's Chrome 100%...[/citation]
Copy that.
 

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And, if Firefox and Chrome had the ability to be easily administered through standard Group Policy, that number would be much higher; as it stands right now, you can't lock out some tool from installing a toolbar or other stupid add-on with the stock version of Chrome or Firefox (but you can with IE).
 
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I have used chrome since the beginning, it's stable, fast and safe .
 

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The only reason why IE still has such a high marker share is because of schools/work places/random uneducated internet users.
No one will ever use IE if he knew about Firefox/Chrome/Opera
 

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Still using Opera & FF ... good job Chrome, but I just don't like you.

At least we have more than 2 options now, all of which are at least fairly good (yes even IE).
 

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i switched to chrome, after using opera... chrome is the fastest browser on my computer when using the "peacekeeper" benchmark... 4000 chrome, 3400 opera, and firefox is the slowest... (ie don't know about)
also chrome runs everything that that benchmark checks for , theora, webm, avc, etc whereas the others fail on one thing or the other.
 

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Nice, I'm a Firefox fan myself, but as long as Google keeps pushing innovation I'm happy. Microsoft loosing it's footing is just an added bonus. :)
 

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[citation][nom]jackofhearts495[/nom]I'm not surprised that IE is so much stronger on weekdays than Chrome -- most (if not all) schools, etc. use IE. Personally, I have to put up with IE at school, but when I come home on the weekends, it's Chrome 100%...[/citation]

"We aren't upgrading from IE6, our tech department has a bigger fish to fry."

Yeah, my school is still using that dinosaur. At least they upgraded from Windows 2000 to XP, in 2009. Though there was a hospital that was still using Windows NT 4.0 since last year.
 

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I can't see a permanent overtaking happen anytime soon, it's not just schools its business as well, a lot of the bigger corporations that have the millions of workers have a locked down profile so only the incumbent IE is available and users have no option to install an alternative.
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Sure there will be the odd company that allows local admin rights and people put whatever they want on, but the ability to install a browser is no different than installing any other kind of software and thats a BIG no-no from the Security departments perspective. So unless they pre-load your system with Firefox or Chrome then I think IE will be safe Monday to Friday.
 

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Chrome Surges Past IE Market Share for the First Time

Chrome ... 32.71 percent
IE ........... 32.48 percent

That's a surge? I detect a surge in hyped headlines. You lured me here under false pretences! ;-P

 

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[citation][nom]danwat1234[/nom]If firefox could render pages with more than 1 CPU like Chrome, then it'd probably be more popular. I know I would use it then.[/citation]
It sorta does.. plugin_container is its own thread, so if you're on a flash heavy site (but not a fully flash site) it's multithreaded!
 

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Looks like google's down a good job with pushing their browser. Just about every piece of software out there, whether free or paid, asks if you want Chrome installed. Not to mention that Chrome ads are constantly seen on Youtube and gmail
 

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[citation][nom]xerroz[/nom]Looks like google's down a good job with pushing their browser. Just about every piece of software out there, whether free or paid, asks if you want Chrome installed. Not to mention that Chrome ads are constantly seen on Youtube and gmail[/citation]
Yeah not just that but they even stick it on motherboard driver discs. You click on the Driver section of the disc (not even Utilities or other) and it's the first option, Install Google Chrome... If you do "Install All" thinking it will put drivers in, Chrome gets installed too... it's not even a driver!
 

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Just when I started using Firefox again because I'm impressed with the tab grouping and fast page loads, it crashes about 5 times now. And what's with the frequent update that requires newer add-ons?? Guess I gotta go back with chrome now...
 

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[citation][nom]danwat1234[/nom]If firefox could render pages with more than 1 CPU like Chrome, then it'd probably be more popular. I know I would use it then.[/citation]
Because watching porn requires multiple cores now *eyeroll*. GPU acceleration numbnuts. Chrome and FF have it.
 
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