• Google Chrome now the most popular browser in the world
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Well can't say its not expected, its a good browser however for those who are giving IE slack. I'm going to hugely guess you haven't used IE9, which is the only browser on the market to be 100% hardware accelerated, stock 64bit supported and follows the HTML5 and CSS3 specs to the dot by only shipping features which are [I]approved[/I] with their front release and keeping the testing stuff to a different platform. Something Google and Mozilla don't understand, Google is hilarious for it, they keep constantly moving shit between nightly, dev and public releases, half of it shouldn't be in the public release to be honest, a good example is CSS3 animations, sure they are lovely to tinker with but they ain't an approved part of the CSS3 spec since I last checked meaning they shouldn't be in a public use browser. However saying that I'm being ironic as I use chrome but mainly because its quick and I can keep all my web shit synced together off one account, it was the first browser to use separate instances for its tabs so if shit crashed the whole browser wouldn't nuke its self, huge lack of memory leaks and I like the UI more than IE9s. In the end, personal preference makes your browser, your browser.
[QUOTE=AceOfDivine;36042337]What IE? Sure it is bad at a lot of stuff. It reads html, css and all other web stuff unlike anything else.[/QUOTE] No, opera. IE9 is usable, its nothing great, still doesn't follow CSS3 or HTML5 as well as other browsers, is notifications are fucking terrible.
[QUOTE=Profanwolf;36042646]Chrome crashes constantly for me now, going back to Firefox.[/QUOTE] I don't think I've had anything Chrome related crash for a year or something. What the hell have you done? :v: [QUOTE=sHiBaN;36042858] Perhaps the only reason I would think to switch is that Firefox consumes an unearthly amount of memory[/QUOTE] The last time I checked Chrome used the most memory from all of the popular browsers. Having everything in a separate process has quite a bit of overhead. The difference is that once you close that tab you get all of that memory back though, unlike Firefox.
But guys, a more beautiful web is... [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GFE4rkSaKOY[/media]
[QUOTE=Ray-The-Sun;36042291]Base chrome is several processes, each tab is a process, and each plugin is at least one process.[/QUOTE] And for those wondering, its done this way because then it allows maximum performance and memory threading to be allocated to chrome as nessicary, and also means that if one part of chrome freezes, it'll only freeze that one part instead of all of Chrome (which means its much more stable).
[QUOTE=Coffee;36043174]But guys, a more beautiful web is... [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GFE4rkSaKOY[/media][/QUOTE] If by beautiful they mean forcing web programmers to bend the IE's will, then yeah.
Internet Explorer should be excluded since it's [B]pre-installed[/B] on every single computer with windows.
[QUOTE=znk666;36043658]Internet Explorer should be excluded since it's [B]pre-installed[/B] on every single computer with windows.[/QUOTE] Not in Europe.
Chrome is the new IE: people use it but don't know why is it there instead of something else. That's because of the bundling with Flash and the "browse faster" ads on YouTube. Also, Chrome preloads web pages, which can produce false hits, so I don't think it is really the 1st browser. Finally, StatCounter isn't very used in China, which represents 30% of internet users and where IE is still the most popular browser
Last time I used Chrome it suddenly stopped connecting to Internet for me and I was too dumb to figure out how to fix it, so back to Firefox. It rarely crashes on me.
[QUOTE=Van-man;36042382]Eh, it could be better. But it still has quite a lot of features I can't understand isn't standard in other browsers. And a few that [B]REALLY[/B] needs to go (lol built in torrent client, just get uTorrent already) I just wish the framework/API for extensions were a [B]LITTLE BIT[/B] more flexible. That and that they would also strongly encourage proper coding ethics for said extensions.[/QUOTE] lol uTorrent, just download it like everything else through your browser. Thoroughly enjoying Opera, glad they're cutting some of the fat in their next release like Unite that just didn't stick on. It's good to put your failings behind you and learn from them. It's like Google's stuff, not everything works out, but sometimes there's some really useful services to be found there. But honestly there's not that much of a difference between web browsers anymore. Everyone copies from the others and refines itself, then people realize they should probably do some innovating to win over customers and everyone benefits from it, again. Even IE seems to be catching up, tho its reputation will indubitably take time to recover. I'd just really like a neutral net now. C'mon Google, what's that bullshit? Opera can't use your Reverse Image Search unless it masks itself as FF or Chrome? C'mon, that's just plain silly.
Glad to see IE not on top. I've used Firefox and Chrome for quite a while now. I've always had better luck with Firefox using less memory and crashing less. I just use Chrome so I can have one of my Facebook's open in Firefox and the other open in Chrome.
[QUOTE=Coffee;36043174]But guys, a more beautiful web is... [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GFE4rkSaKOY[/media][/QUOTE] I guess dubstep drove people away.
I've always preferred Firefox. I've used it ever since I first tried it on my old laptop, it's just grown on me.
[QUOTE=Scot;36044030]I guess dubstep drove people away.[/QUOTE] No, this did. [img]http://sarugu.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/02/797px-spyware_infestation.png[/img]
I thought Google Chrome raped your memory usage?
how did you get a screenshot of my desktop
Wait, so something that's actually good is popular? About fucking time.
Chrome is the only browser I always come back to if I want to try something new
[QUOTE=joost1120;36041941]Mostly because Google advertises for it EVERYWHERE.[/QUOTE] Having a few billion to dump into advertising apparently helps these days.
The truly depressing thing about that chart in the OP isn't that Opera is at the very bottom, (although it is kinda surprising) but rather the fact that Safari has a percentage at all. That piece of shit is the worst browser ever. Far worse than Opera. The only reason it has any users at all is because people are too dumb to get newer browsers.
[QUOTE=valkery;36044963]The truly depressing thing about that chart in the OP isn't that Opera is at the very bottom, (although it is kinda surprising) but rather the fact that Safari has a percentage at all. That piece of shit is the worst browser ever. Far worse than Opera. The only reason it has any users at all is because people are too dumb to get newer browsers.[/QUOTE] What specifically, is wrong with Safari? Also I'm sure I'm sure if they took into account mobile browser use Safari's percentage would be a lot higher.
[img]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/b/b9/Jeremy_Clarkson.jpg/230px-Jeremy_Clarkson.jpg[/img] [I]in the world[/I]
Firefox4lyfe.
[QUOTE=DamagePoint;36045038]What specifically, is wrong with Safari? Also I'm sure I'm sure if they took into account mobile browser use Safari's percentage would be a lot higher.[/QUOTE] If they used mobile browser, Opera would skyrocket.
At my college, me, the people I've told that Internet Explorer sucks and the Latin American students are the only ones who use Chrome.
Sad to see firefox die down but they deserve it for basically telling everyone to fuck off and go to RRC
Depressing how low Opera's count is when it came up with so many fantastic features that keep being copied in other browsers. I'm thinking of switching to chrome though, because even though it MAJORLY turned me off with that whole legal dispute ("all things you upload are property of google" or something of the sort), it has the highest percentage of features I use Opera for and nobody ever supports Opera. EDIT: what the fuck, you can get From Dust for google chrome?
[QUOTE=Shoar;36045196]If they used mobile browser, Opera would skyrocket.[/QUOTE] I use Opera mini all the time on my smartphone, it's waaay faster than any other mobile browser I've used on 3G networks.
[QUOTE=Elspin;36045329]Depressing how low Opera's count is when it came up with so many fantastic features that keep being copied in other browsers. I'm thinking of switching to chrome though, because even though it MAJORLY turned me off with that whole legal dispute ("all things you upload are property of google" or something of the sort), it has the highest percentage of features I use Opera for and nobody ever supports Opera. EDIT: what the fuck, you can get From Dust for google chrome?[/QUOTE] This is exactly what I was thinking. I'll attempt to get used to chrome and hope it performs better than Opera. As of late I have had numerous crashes and bugs with Opera.
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