I've said it before and I'll say it again: why do you refer to StatCounter? noScript and Ghostery blocks its tracker.
I use only FF and Opera, and IE for viewing offline.
Tried Chrome, didn't like it.
If only Opera and FF had the marketing prowess of Google.........
I don't discriminate browsers. I use Chrome as my main browser, Firefox as a secondary and Opera as a backup. IE still needs some improvements and until then I have no reason to use it. My favorite browser would either be Chrome or Opera though. Opera is very useful and resourceful in options and utilities. Chrome on the other hand has a large library of apps. Firefox is sort of a memory hog and that is why I don't use it often.
Come on FF, fix your annoying memory leaks and I'll switch back from Chrome. I only have 3GB of memory on my work laptop (damn 32bit windows) and having many programs open (currently Chome, FF, IE, Outlook, SQL Server, VSS, VS2010, Excel, etc) Firefox with only a few tabs open is taking 1.5GB of memory. I find it more stable than Chrome, but its just so resource intensive.
[citation][nom]zybch[/nom]One has to wonder how much of this marketshare was delivered to google through their sneakware installers with hundreds of free applications and utilities basically tricking people into installing chrome.I'm sorry, but there is NO excuse for a company that is (mistakenly) trusted as much as google is, to sneak their crapware onto millions of PCs by the simple effort of pre-ticking the "do you want to install our crap" tickboxes when users install one of the many free utilities that google helps fund.I'm a PC tech and its frightening how many people haven't a clue what 'that chrome icon is' sitting on their desktop. Its the same as apple's sneak installing their rubbish Safari browser as an 'update' to iTunes (the worse app to ever hit a computer).I'm sorry, but people not knowing what it is or how the chrome icon came to be on their desktop shouldn't be counted towards any marketshare, especially compared to FF which users have to manually search out and install themselves![/citation]
Totally agree. I see tons of Chrome icons on my customers' desktops which were obviously put there by some installer that had a pre-ticked "Install Google Chrome" checkbox that they simply clicked through. When actually browsing the internet, almost all of them actually use Internet Explorer or Firefox, though.
Chrome is the problem and is the worst browser. It has no plan for 64-bit, is outdated on Linux and require user login every time on enterprise machines for sync to work. FF also has better extensions than chrome and has none of these problems.
How many people out there using Firefox have adblock, which likely blocks this?
Personally I was using chrome, but lost trust in it after finding ads for chromebooks on the new tab page (it's already made by a company that has a huge advertising business). I'm now using Firefox again and haven't touched Chrome since.
Oh, and the fact that google sneaks chrome in with a lot of programs also helped to turn me away from it. And firefox's extensions tend to be better (it would be nice if I didn't have to reboot after installation, but that's not a deal-breaker).
[citation][nom]rottingsheep[/nom]P.S.I am not a fan of firefox, and it has not been my main browser for more than 6 years. I am using one of the most underrated browser now.[/citation]
So which browser are you using now?
Interesting. Maybe part of the reason is that you get a message from Google Earth telling you to update it. When you allow this Google installs Google Chrome and activates is as your browser. I had this happen a couple of days ago and complained that I thought it was false advertising and a kind of trojan marketing ploy.
I did not want Chrome and still don't. Have been loyal Firefox user for years ... no complaints. Wasn't looking for a new browser. Don't update your Google Earth unless you have to .. and maybe ignor the you need to update message is my advice.
I'm so fed up with people still saying that "Firefox use to much memory, have memoryleaks" or "Chrome is so much faster, have a cleaner look".
When was the last time they actually tried the latest firefox and compared it to Chrome?
Memory isn't an issue anymore.
Speed is about the same.
And the "clean" look can be made almost identical (though I think the default look when you install FF isn't for some reason).
In the latest Browser Marathon (don't remember if Toms or Anand is doing them) Firefox actually was the best brower of the bunch, passing Chrome.
And that is just based on speed, memory usage and stability.
When also taking into account that add-ons are far superior in Firefox there isn't even a contest.
Every time I try the latest add-blockers and flashblockers on Chrome I am always disapointed.
I mean, most blocking services is a joke on Chrome and just this fact alone was enough to make me stay with Firefox, even when it lacked in the three departments (memory, speed, clean look) some versions ago.
The only thing I use Chrome for now is for Chrome2Phone and that is maybe 2 times a month.
So how anybody still want to use Chrome as the main browser is beyond me when you get all the same benefits in Firefox and in addition to that also the better add-ons.
Firefox lost some techie people to Chrome due to bad decision-making.
Completely removing features people like, such as the status bar (instead of just disabled by default). The debacle around version numbering (hint, you were doing it right before) which is more of an issue than many suspect. And a handful of other issues.
I'm still with FF, just. Superior AdBlock+ is what's keeping me here, and perhaps a slight souring of my opinion of Google's morality (I still use it to search).
Another follow up on the "Chrome surpassing FFox" saga. I hope it's the last one.
BTW, this time with an extra source, that proves StatCounters statistics are indeed somewhat off, due to the large percentage of FFox users using NoScript.
I've had FFox, Opera and Chrome installed, and like them all, but I've replaced Chrome with it's fork, SRWare Iron, to get rid of the tracking "features".
FFox still does it for me, though, and I'm looking forward to the open source Boot 2 Gecko.