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    Google Chrome Overtakes Firefox

    It interesting. I wish to see a day when you will not expect your visitors using IE.

    http://mobile.informationweek.com/80256/show/cc88282b2f7ab64319385863899ee6cd/

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    Quote Originally Posted by H0$T View Post
    It interesting. I wish to see a day when you will not expect your visitors using IE.
    I wish I could see the day where people would not use outdated versions of software...
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    Chrome is great - I'm sad to see Firefox slump because I think we owe a lot to Mozilla and I think they can do better. But Chrome is fantastic - while FF4567 is a vast improvement over 3.5 if you have a decent amount of RAM, it's still a clunky beast if you're a power-browser.

    I can't remember the last time Chrome crashed on me, or went slow (outside of loading a PDF).

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    I actually blogged about this early this morning. I still remember the days (by Y2K) when Netscape Navigator fell from grace, shrinking from 70%+ to <5% in just a few years.
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    firefox was the stepping stone to most browsers but now it is just a resource hog but i still use it lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ezbnc View Post
    firefox was the stepping stone to most browsers but now it is just a resource hog but i still use it lol.
    I'm currently using FF8 on Archlinux and it's working like a charm.
    Since FF6 I switched back from Chrome to FF.

    With their rapid developpement method plus the fact that I still have some privacy with it make it a big winner IMO.

    I've seen they plan on getting to version 20 in 2013.
    They seem to be agressive on getting back what they lost to chrome
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    I'm not too suprised to be honest, I really like firefox and still using it but lately it's getting slow and takes up a lot of resources. I tried Chrome and really like it, a few problem here an dthere but overall it's great

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    I was a little surprised by this but I shouldn't be. I realize I have been using Chrome primarily for at least the last 6 months.. but I do have Chrome and Firefox both open on an almost daily basis.

    Chrome just seems faster, if 1 window crashes they all don't. I just wish it would reopen all my tabs when I restart it.
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    Chrome is great when you get your new computer and load it up the first time. Within a couple of months though you realize that it has a fair share of problems. Major one being the shockwave issue. I also tend to have many tabs open on Chrome and it lags a bit there as well. Cant complain because for some reason im still using it lol
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    I've been using Firefox way too long.

    At v8 now and so used to its interface that just the though of switching to something else permanently, I cringe.

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    I think I am the only one here who really don't like Chrome, I can't explain why but I like Firefox more than Chrome.

    Also it is strange that for everyone Chrome is fast but for me Chrome is dead slow, may be my PC has some virus or something that makes it slow. I never read any complaint about Chrome on any site that it is slow so it must be something wrong with my PC.

    So thumbs up for FireFox from me
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    Quote Originally Posted by fwaggle View Post
    I can't remember the last time Chrome crashed on me, or went slow (outside of loading a PDF).
    Chrome is great, but it has issues, specifically with flash constantly crashing. It's fast, it's lightweight, but when that happens every day, it's pretty much a major issue.
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    Once Google put their minds onto something, it is hard for other companies to compete.

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    I don't care for chrome, but I use it on a few sites that probably get profiled the most for 'browser averages' (internet brands forum communities)

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    I use Firefox on Linux, Chrome on Windows.

    And I feel that my choice is based upon what works the best for each platform. I seem to have more issues with Firefox when using Win7, where as Firefox runs flawlessly in Fedora 15.

    Chrome on the other hand is my prefered browser when using Windows, but on Fedora15 things display differently and websites like Twitter will auto-crash the browser.
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    What in it for Firefox?

    Google wants Chrome to be their platform for netbooks. They see apps run on Chromebooks, as well as porting popular desktop apps like word processing to online version. Google wants users to start using Google Docs, and a browser written by them can best handle the tasks.

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    I read that story. I have to say that it surprised me a bit.

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    I totally agree that Google Chrome overtakes Firefox already. I'm using this web browser for over a year, coz' I'm experiencing slow loading of web pages using Firefox. Google Chrome would be better if they will implement something that they can add third-party add-ons just like Firefox did. For now, I have Seoquake installed on this browser.

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    Quote Originally Posted by boonchuan View Post
    Once Google put their minds onto something, it is hard for other companies to compete.
    In many cases this is true, but it's not always going to be so

    Facebook still outperforms +, and has no indication of losing ground.

    Apple still has the #1 selling phone every year
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    I made the switch to Chrome last year from FireFox and have never looked back. No more memory usage bugs and if I lose power or if Chrome crashes when I reopen all of my tabs are restored. (I still use FireFox for testing and the damn memory usage bugs remain! GD! Why can't they figure this out? People have only been complaining about it since version 1.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by linux-tech View Post

    Apple still has the #1 selling phone every year
    ummm......no. Not if you count as a platform, Android has been outselling iOS for quite some time.

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    I have chrome and firefox Both..
    But i use Firefox most of time ... I like the Plugin's Flag fox, some SEO, and alexa toolbaar ETC make It perfect for browsing ... I love fire fox with Its Plugins...
    I have tried to install some games into The chrome bout faild to install.. so i have stopped using that much.. Only some time use chrome,,,,,
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    Quote Originally Posted by (Stephen) View Post
    ummm......no. Not if you count as a platform
    Again, read what I said
    Apple has the #1 selling phone every year, has for the past 3 years. This year they're on their way to #1 and #2.

    Android can't compete on a phone basis, because it's not a phone, it's an operating system. Of course, the more popular operating system is always, always going to be the one that is in more phones, however, you can't compare android with an iPhone. They're two completely different beasts. One is an OS, and one is a phone.
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    chrome beats firefox

    i'm using chrome since first day it came , for personal usage i think it's the greatest thing google ever made , although it gets problems from time to time but i can understand it as i'm always using developer channel so a bit away from stable versions
    only problems i face with it is crashed plugins from time to time

    on other hand i tried firefox latest aurora version and i think it's good but not as good as chrome , for now at least

    i believe chrome did a revolution on this industry , but it's continuous and fast updates keeping other browsers unable to take breath trying to follow the speed of it

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    I have stood behind Firefox for since about 2004, however in the past month I have made the switch due to poor performance, constant crashing and just downright time wasting.

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    Firefox is a good browser. I liked the way you could install plug-ins. Chrome is just a win for me, especially now you have the apps.

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    I use Chrome on Win7 and Opensuse, and I always run the development builds, I rarely have a problem with this build, a month or so ago the instant search thing would cause crashes, but I disabled it and it was fixed the next day. It seems to be faster than the release channel as well.

    I run firefox on my second monitor, but it's just nowhere as fast as chrome, and the UI isn't as streamlined for my likings. It really doesn't surprise me how popular Chrome has become.

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    If I lose firefox, I will switch back to IE ... chrome is not an option for me, I truly hate it !

    I always had lost enough features to work with in my firefox, installed chrome time to time, never had good experience with it.

    I really hope that firefox keep growing the way it is, otherwise I am an IE fan again.

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    Chrome has a huge budget for marketing compaired to Mozilla. It also has Google behind it being able to splash "Chrome" in the face of people from its search engine to YouTube.

    I'll never use Chrome simply because I do not trust Google. Also, people speak of a Resource hog. Chrome needs 160MB on Windows to install compared to Firefox's 30MB.

    Chrome will not install on Windows XP that hasn't got SP2 installed. Firefox will. I think thats a major factor, because allot of Joe Bloke's doesn't have SP2 installed.


    At the end of the day, I can go onto the Mozilla website and download any Firefox tarball I wish.

    To get Chrome's source code, I need to create a Google account, veirfy my e-mail, verify my mobile phone number, then login and jump through jump through some more hoops.

    I'll be sticking with Firefox, though if Opera were to become open source I would instantly switch to Opera. I love Opera, but too bad its closed source.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FinalFrontier View Post
    Chrome will not install on Windows XP that hasn't got SP2 installed. Firefox will. I think thats a major factor, because allot of Joe Bloke's doesn't have SP2 installed.
    I was under the impression you couldn't get Windows Updates if you didn't have SP2, and that the only people who didn't have SP2/3 installed were pirates?

    At the end of the day, I can go onto the Mozilla website and download any Firefox tarball I wish.

    To get Chrome's source code, I need to create a Google account, veirfy my e-mail, verify my mobile phone number, then login and jump through jump through some more hoops.
    Huh?

    (Okay it's technically Chromium's sources, not Chromes, but still - if you're paranoid about Google's snooping Chromium is probably what you want anyway.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fwaggle View Post
    I was under the impression you couldn't get Windows Updates if you didn't have SP2, and that the only people who didn't have SP2/3 installed were pirates?
    Yes, and pirates make up majority of people that use Windows. Joe Bloke's friend gave him a Windows cd in 2002 that he still uses. That CD doesn't have SP2 on it.

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    If windows overlooked their pricing, they could promote buying original versions and thus earn bigger profits. Take Max OS X for an example, the latest version, Lion, costs only $29 and they had the biggest sale numbers in the first weeks of all the OS'.

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    Both the browsers are great and I use both of them at the same time. I love chrome for speed, both startup and browsing, UI and apps where Firefox is awesome for it's plugins and flash support.

    Finally, I love both and respect users who use both of them or just any one out of those two, because at least both are modern, and support standards well. After all they aren't Microsoft crap.

    It was what I forgot share when I started this thread.

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    Wish Firebug was on Chrome. Chrome is slow starting up and loading new pages however once your on a website it is fast. I wish firefox would get their act together so I can go back to using it full time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dallas - zoom active View Post
    Wish Firebug was on Chrome. Chrome is slow starting up and loading new pages however once your on a website it is fast. I wish firefox would get their act together so I can go back to using it full time.
    What's Firebug do that the "Developer tools" in Chrome don't?

    (Forgive me, I am not exactly an expert Firebug user)
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    Chrome is always the best

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    Chrome is frankly a much better user experience than Firefox. I switched away from Firefox back when Chrome first was released into beta - FX was already becoming bloated at the time. Firefox jumpstarted a new browser war but unfortunately, it's been falling behind for a while now.

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    Chrome seems to be always fast. Firefox is slower sometimes. It depends on what version you use. Pale Moon is a good option for Firefox users. It's just a clone of Firefox that's faster and uses the same Firefox addons.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dallas - zoom active View Post
    Wish Firebug was on Chrome. Chrome is slow starting up and loading new pages however once your on a website it is fast. I wish firefox would get their act together so I can go back to using it full time.
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    Chrome is sorta clunky on all of our machines and we don't especially like the interface.

    I use it to look at train sites especially in Russia. The site is in Russian and about Russian trains but Chrome translates the pages automatically into English.

    We also use it to test sites in along with the other browsers.

    I use Seamonkey. It seems to be the fastest browser on our network but then again it's a personal choice for me over the others. I like the interface and the simplicity of using it.

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