1. Post #1
    If the mods approve of this title they hereby admit that they are all massive faggots
    koeniginator's Avatar
    October 2009
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    For the first week in history, Google Chrome is the most-used browser in the world, according to Statcounter. While Chrome has been leapfrogging the incumbent Internet Explorer on weekends for some time now, the week of May 14th–20th marks the first time Chrome has averaged a higher traffic share over a full seven-day stretch.

    We’ve mentioned before that Chrome is the most popular browser visiting The Verge, but that’s far from the case in the rest of North America, where Internet Explorer still has the lead — 37 to 26 percent. So which regions are responsible for Chrome’s worldwide lead? In Europe, Chrome has been ahead of IE for the past two weeks, but only by a percentage point, and Firefox is ahead of both. Also, IE has a massive lead over second-place Chrome in Oceania, and Firefox is dominating both IE and Chrome in Africa.

    It turns out that the worldwide numbers are skewed by two regions: Asia and South America, and even still the numbers aren’t necessarily what you’d expect. IE is in the lead in Japan with a more than 50 percent share, and things are even more skewed in China and South Korea, where roughly three quarters of traffic comes through Microsoft’s browser. Chrome is in the lead in India, but it’s only by 8 percent. The real difference is in South America, where Chrome has a nearly 50 percent share overall. Some believe that the reason for its large share in that region is the popularity of Google's Orkut social networking service. Whatever the case, we can see that while Chrome might be the most popular browser at the worldwide level, and is clearly trending upward, in many of the world's biggest economies, Google's browser is a way off from the number one spot.
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    I for one welcome our new Google overlords
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  2. Post #2
    Resident dragon enthusiast.
    Dennab
    September 2010
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    Good.
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  3. Post #3
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    January 2010
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    Well earned, and deserved.
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  5. Post #5
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    March 2012
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    Awesome.
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  6. Post #6
    One of these days, I'm going to cut you into little pieces.
    AJisAwesome15's Avatar
    May 2011
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    I enjoy chrome
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  7. Post #7
    Resident dragon enthusiast.
    Dennab
    September 2010
    10,153 Posts
    My father was adamant IE was the most popular browser, lets see what he thinks of this!
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  8. Post #8
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    April 2009
    1,898 Posts
    I switched to Chrome only because Firefox kept crashing every 10 seconds. I'm okay with the change.
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  9. Post #9
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    January 2012
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    Chrome is king.
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  10. Post #10
    I switched from FireFox because it felt like it was getting slow for me. Plus FireFox isn't as good as it used to be, due to them rushing updates to catch up with Chrome in version numbers. True story.
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  11. Post #11
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    July 2010
    10,447 Posts
    Anything other than IE is good. I'm glad to see Google Chrome at the top.
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  12. Post #12
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    September 2009
    8,740 Posts
    I have to wonder how long it'll take chrome to take the firefox road and become pretty bloated
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    September 2006
    902 Posts
    yay! Time to start using HTML5 and CSS3 more often!
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    January 2011
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    I have to wonder how long it'll take chrome to take the firefox road and become pretty bloated
    It already is. It may not feel like it on a 4G machine, but when you're trying to play things like Minecraft and use Chrome at the same time on a 2G machine, it's bad.
    Thing is, I can do that fine with Midori, with less than 10% the memory usage.
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    September 2010
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    I remember installing chrome on its September release date a few years ago.
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    It already is. It may not feel like it on a 4G machine, but when you're trying to play things like Minecraft and use Chrome at the same time on a 2G machine, it's bad.
    Thing is, I can do that fine with Midori, with less than 10% the memory usage.
    What does being 4G or 2G have to do with speed of a browser? xG is a network type, it has nothing to do with phone itself?
    Plus lol phone.
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  17. Post #17
    boop
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    July 2009
    2,177 Posts
    opera looks so lonely at the bottom of the chart :c
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    February 2008
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    Mostly because Google advertises for it EVERYWHERE.
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    May 2008
    2,554 Posts
    I thoroughly enjoy using Opera :(
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    November 2007
    458 Posts
    My father was adamant IE was the most popular browser, lets see what he thinks of this!
    He was right until just recently.
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    T3hGamerDK's Avatar
    January 2011
    2,551 Posts
    What does being 4G or 2G have to do with speed of a browser? xG is a network type, it has nothing to do with phone itself?
    Plus lol phone.
    Sorry, I'm talking about amounts of bytes in RAM. I'm talking about 2 gigabyte and 4 gigabyte.
    And I'm posting from my desktop computer running Linux, the user agent is wrong.
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  22. Post #22
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    July 2006
    5,837 Posts
    The only reason I don't use Chrome is because I'm so used to Firefox that it feels a bit weird.
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  23. Post #23
    Taepodong-2's Avatar
    December 2009
    13,711 Posts
    I've been using Firefox for 5 years and never had a problem with it. No point in switching to Chrome for me. At least people are realizing IE is fucking terrible though.
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  24. Post #24
    Dennab
    February 2012
    2,299 Posts
    Good, IE can die in a fire.
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  25. Post #25
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    January 2008
    4,661 Posts
    Anything is better than Internet Explorer. Safari, Firefox, Chrome, they're all good in my book.

    I never understood why people hate Opera though, it seems like a perfectly good browser.
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  26. Post #26
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    July 2006
    2,631 Posts
    deserves it, quickest browser and it's nice and simple, no useless shit cluttering up the screen
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    Dennab
    February 2012
    2,299 Posts
    Anything is better than Internet Explorer. Safari, Firefox, Chrome, they're all good in my book.

    I never understood why people hate Opera though, it seems like a perfectly good browser.
    Its.... odd, its not especially bad at anything its just odd to use.
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  28. Post #28
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    August 2005
    15,741 Posts
    New Internet Explorer is pretty decent you sheeps.
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  29. Post #29
    Bat-shit's Avatar
    October 2010
    13,344 Posts
    Been using Chrome since like.. forever.

    Not that I recall correctly, but my browser before Chrome was probably IE.

  30. Post #30
    Trans genders are gays with mental dis orders
    Dennab
    January 2012
    3,881 Posts
    too bad it should be FF
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    June 2007
    7,144 Posts
    I like the new Internet Explorer, in my eyes it's better than Firefox at the moment. However Chrome is just leagues ahead. Love it.
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  32. Post #32
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    January 2007
    11,832 Posts
    I loved firefox and all my plugins and such, but fact of the matter is after a while, update after update, firefox went from being the most versatile browser that was decent speed+stability but could do everything, to a really bloated browser that could do anything. Stability and performance was so poor for me, and it would eventually just start flat-out not working with my network connection, even with all my addons disabled.

    So I switched to chrome, which is much more stable and faster. Shame I lose about half my addons, but eh. It works better for browsing and isn't really unstable.
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    October 2007
    7,469 Posts
    Can anyone explain to me why chrome always must have 20 processes open?
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    FreakySoup's Avatar
    April 2010
    6,661 Posts
    I use firefox, but I'd like to use chrome, except it's slow as shit on my computer, which is a shame because I use it on my school computers and it's fine
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  35. Post #35
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    G-Strogg's Avatar
    October 2007
    7,469 Posts
    I know it's related to tabs but I never have moer than like 10 tabs open at one time.

  36. Post #36
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    ewitwins's Avatar
    December 2009
    14,225 Posts
    I switched from FireFox because it felt like it was getting slow for me. Plus FireFox isn't as good as it used to be, due to them rushing updates to catch up with Chrome in version numbers. True story.
    The reason I switched from Firefox to Chrome is because I didn't realize how much memory it was using until someone pointed out the HUGE memory leaks it has.
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    December 2007
    11,860 Posts
    Can anyone explain to me why chrome always must have 20 processes open?
    Base chrome is several processes, each tab is a process, and each plugin is at least one process.
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  38. Post #38
    Turbo Dyke
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    June 2010
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    I use chrome as a backup browser, IE and Opera as main.
    Chrome is pretty intensive compared to IE and Opera in my machine at least.
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    August 2011
    2,906 Posts
    I didn't know Opera was so little used. I must be some kind of hipster then.
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  40. Post #40
    Its.... odd, its not especially bad at anything its just odd to use.
    What IE? Sure it is bad at a lot of stuff. It reads html, css and all other web stuff unlike anything else.
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