Chrome Grabs 5% Market Share as Internet Explorer, Firefox and Opera Share Goes Down

By | February 3, 2010 | 89 Comments


Chrome Grabs 5% Market Share as Internet Explorer, Firefox and Opera Share Goes Down Microsoft Internet Explorer lost yet another chunk of market share, and went down from 62.69% to 62.12% (0.57 point decrease).

For a third time in a row, Mozilla Firefox lost more market share, as it fell from 24.61% to 24.43% (0.18 point decrease).

Yet another huge gain for Chrome web browser; moving up, from 4.63% to 5.22%, making it a 0.59 point increase.

Slowly but surely, Safari increased its market share by 0.07 point, up from 4.46% to 4.53%

While we are waiting for Opera 10.50 Final release, this browser share went down from 2.40% to 2.38% (0.02 point decrease).

No stopping for Opera Mini, another month, and another gain; moving up from 0.53% to 0.59% (0.06 point increase).

Here is a graph by NetApplications:

Chrome Grabs 5% Market Share as Internet Explorer, Firefox and Opera Share Goes Down

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  • http://struggleisthespiceoflife.blogspot.com Haresh

    Looks like Chrome will be the second Firefox. Firefox itself will stay there.

    IE’s loss, everyone else’s gain :P

  • DonkeyKong

    Depending on the marked you focus on, Netapplications statistic are very focus on US sites. If we look at East Europe Opera is the strongest
    http://www.ranking.com.ua/en/rankings/web-browsers-groups.html

    • jarncrig

      No… NetApplications stats are worldwide; not just focused on US sites.

      • Crackerflack

        NetApps are defintely heavily US-centric.

  • http://my.opera.com/rafaelluik Rafael

    I don’t know about NetApplications, but StatCounter are detecting Opera 10.5 as other web browser, that’s one of the reasons to Opera down.
    Source: go to http://gs.statcounter.com/detect using Opera 10.5

    PS: I’ve already reported the bug and they told me they will be (are?) working to fix that.

  • Morbus

    Chrome is on the queue for becoming the next Internet Explorer. Not because it’s slow or because it doesn’t support web standards, but because it’s heavy as lead and doesn’t have basic features like RSS support.

    Or dedicated quick search bar that’s easy to use.

    Or ask per session/site cookie management…

    Or automatic page redirect/refresh block…

    Oh, I could go on all day.

    • Silviu

      Most people don’t use these features. Google focuses on simplicity and this is good. For RSS support there is an extension and the omnibar can be used for search too. There is also support for greasemonkey scripts.

      • Morbus

        Most people don’t use RSS? Do you think they prefer email subscriptions?

        Most people don’t use the quick search bar? Why do you think google toolbar has so much success?

        Google chrome is too heavy for its features and for its speed, to a degree. Yes, because unless you have a weak computer you won’t see the difference in speed, and if you do have a weak computer, chrome won’t let you have more than 5 or 10 tabs open because it’ll eat up all your RAM.

        Besides, it’s so ugly I don’t even WANT to try it… Firefox or Opera are way prettier. Even safari with all its crappiness. Check this out: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/14284

        The new look of Firefox 4.0 already on 3.6…

        Chrome doesn’t even have themes! (to my knowledge)

        • Silviu

          * Yes, a lot of people use RSS (including me), but as I said there is an extension for that: https://chrome.google.com/extensions/detail/nlbjncdgjeocebhnmkbbbdekmmmcbfjd ..it should be included in the default install of Chrome..

          * Yes, a lot of people use quick search bar, but the omnibar works as a location bar and as a quick search bar too. It uses less space.

          * I agree that Chrome eats up a lot of users’ RAM and this is a consequence of Chrome’s multi-process architecture which brings more security and stability. If a user has a weak PC then I recommend another browser such as Firefox.

          * For me Chrome looks OK.. The biggest difference is that the tabs are on top of the window.. They did this so that they could occupy the space used by the titlebar of a normal application. This look is being implemented in all major browsers: Firefox in version 4, Opera in version 10.50. Users should adapt.. This is all about after all..

          * I tried that extension and it looks pretty good.

          * Chrome has themes! https://tools.google.com/chrome/intl/en/themes/index.html

          • Morbus

            * I thought non-geeks didn’t like extensions…

            * It has less functionality and the space that is saves is THROWN AWAY with a bulky font and unnecessarily big location bar. And has less functionality.

            * I know the reason, but it’s not an excuse. It’s a reason. Multi-process is largely unnecessary, specially with that huge trade-off.

            * It’s the blue… and the bulkiness… The tab bar on top is just bad design, all in all, but I’m ok with it, for the most part. Specially since I don’t use the browser. Why it’s bad design? Because you access the tab bar much more often then you access the toolbar. And the additional 10px isn’t really worth it… Also, Firefox 4 won’t have bulky fonts, or tabs on top (not obligatorily, at least) and is generally more influenced by Internet Explorer than Chrome. The buttons do seem very similar, and I personally like them, because they are grey. Not baby throw up blue. And it will have a ribbon like MS Office. I don’t know if it’ll work, honestly, but it may… If it doesn’t, we can always change it into any of the themes available.

            * Yes!

            * My mistake then. I apologize.

          • jefri12

            Opera already had tabs on top many years ago before Chrome

          • RJF

            @Morbus

            “The tab bar on top is just bad design, all in all, but I’m ok with it, for the most part. Specially since I don’t use the browser. Why it’s bad design? Because you access the tab bar much more often then you access the toolbar.”

            This is exactly why it’s GOOD design (not unlike Apple menu).

    • nvm

      Google already has an RSS reader. It’s web-based, but maybe that’s the point. Google wants the browser out of the way and more focus on the content.

    • http://www.raptor007.com/ Raptor007

      I absolutely agree Morbus, and I’d like to add that the Chrome add-on system is an ugly kludge. Firefox addons were part of the basic design of the browser, not a clumsy after-thought.

  • Nick

    I’m seriously doubt about *worldwidness* of NetApplications. Does it include statistics for Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Kazakhstan etc? Also does Chrome’s behaviour to preload content in advanced by links at current page(user really visited single page, but loaded content at background from other pages on same site) affects statistics?

  • Sergiu

    Chrome is a browser for the people not for the robots and uber geeks…

    Firefox is a browser that has usage because it is famous,I mean ask somebody if they know about Firefox a they will say yes. (even if they don’t know what a browser is)

    Opera could be my favorite browser (and it was many times in the past) if it turns out good (I’m using it 30% of my browsing time,Firfox 10% and Chrome 60% but the numbers could change)

    • Morbus

      Uber geeks…

      Shows your mindset really well… ANY browser that’s not the one that comes “with the computer” is for geeks! That’s where we STILL are. Despite all the sensibilization and all.

      Fact is, Chrome doesn’t offer anything more than any other browser in terms of what the non-geeks want. Let’s see… What are the main selling points of Chrome? Speed: irrelevant for non-geeks. Ease of use: looses to other browsers. Standard support: irrelevant for non-geeks. Open source: irrelevant for non-geeks and most geeks alike. Native support of Gears: irrelevant for non-geeks. Prettiness… That’s arguable, of course.

      In the end, “people” “like” chrome because of a marketing campaign and because they think it’s pretty. Example: people complain that firefox is ugly, but the fact is it’s still as pretty as it was two years ago with the 3.0 release, and it was pretty back then. And people forget about themes. People forget about menu bar hiding. People forget about personas. About so many visual-related extensions that they can use to customize their browser to their liking, in an add-on gallery way more user friendly than Google’s.

      No buddy. Google Chrome isn’t for “people”: it’s for geeks who think they’re “people”… Non-geeks, I mean.

      And it’s heavy as stone.

      • nvm

        Chrome isn’t harder to use than other browsers.

        • Morbus

          Not for a geek… Not for me anyway. But the lack of obvious search engines, the lack of direct go to search queries (in firefox you type in “favbrowser” on the location bar and it goes directly to the site. No additional clicks), how “hard” it is to use bookmarks and no menu bar, to name a few, are problematic for people who are used to general-issue browser.

          • nvm

            I don’t understand how searching from Chrome is harder than in other browsers.

            I don’t understand your “go to search queries” comment. Seems to be easy as hell in Chrome.

            Bookmarks? There’s a bar for that.

            No menu bar? That’s even standard in Windows Vista and Windows 7.

            So it looks like you are failing at showing how Chrome is harder to use.

          • Morbus

            It’s harder because you can’t drag and drop selected text into the engine of your choice… It’s as simple as that.

            The bookmark bar is has to make visible if you don’t like to waste space with something you use rarely. Besides, it’s less that ideal for folders and whatnot. And no bookmark tags…

            It’s standard on Vista and 7 but not on other systems. First. And then it’s standard to HIDE it, not to completely remove it.

            And I fail at nothing. Maybe you are failing at understanding how everything else is so much easier to use than Chrome… I bet you didn’t even know you could drag and drop text in Firefox to search right there and then. And if you want it on a new tab, just press ALT while you drop the text (or configure the browser to open on a new tab by default).

          • nvm

            Drag and drop what? I have never dragged and dropped text into a search engine in my life. What on earth makes you think anyone needs that, or even knows about it?

            You are clearly just raging because Chrome is about to own Firefox big-time.

          • Morbus

            Firefox doesn’t need market share. In fact, big market shares are a bit problematic for Mozilla.

            And you didn’t drag and drop, that’s your business. My father never used a tab in his entire life.

            Ever.

      • ichann

        You’re posts reek of negativity and bias. You my friend are not the majority that Google is targeting. Simplicity is what attracts new users towards chrome. A browser that gets rid of bloat and is centric as a Internet browser first and foremost. Let me tell you. People on these forums whom go about this is better than that yada yada are only a small mindset than the mass population. People want ‘ease of use’ and Chrome is a perfect fit for such peeps. Not everybody needs features they do not want/need. Yet there are numerous ways to make Chrome your own, for people willing to expand on it’s function ability so easilly through extensions the option is there. I believe google has made the correct decision in following Firefox by adopting extensions. Not only have they adopted it but made it better by tightly integrating extensions with the main frame of chrome.

        You seem to be only arguing with yourself. It is ok if you do not like change or something that is 10x easier to use, that is your prerogative. But, and I mean BUT, do not ruin the experience for others by just stating bias.

        Where is Vygantas when you need him (To busy at My Opera that’s where *zing)

        • nvm

          Not only have they adopted it but made it better by tightly integrating extensions with the main frame of chrome.

          Now this is just wrong. Firefox’s extensions are more flexible than Chrome’s.

        • Morbus

          I guess simple. I don’t get rid of blot. Chrome is biggest pile of bloat I’ve seen in a while…

          I mean, considering the amount of RAM it uses.

          • cenonmma

            When you talk about RAM, your talking about what computer you are using. If you have a very “VERY” old computer, “YOU” shouldn’t even bother looking for a new web browser except ie6 or 7, a quick question “Why download firefox/chrome/opera in an old computer?” to look at email? to watch videos online? what exactly are you worried about that ie6 nor 7 cannot do? I mean if your looking at HTML5 websites then you should buy a new computer then it would be reasonable on why you should download any modern web browser. The matter of fact is you should be searching for a new computer instead of searching for a new web browser, “IF” your computer is that old. Seriously to get to the point, Chrome has only been out for about 4 years now and Firefox for about 12 years. Do the math “Morbus” before you can put out opinions like that. Of course Firefox would be better in lots of ways because they have been improving for 12+ years and Chrome just started and is slowly catching up to its features so you can stop bashing on how Chrome is failing because they’re not.

  • Sergiu

    I am a “non-geek” to put it that way and I like Chrome.It has search engine you morons its in the Omnibar!And you can use a Chrome extesion if you want a separate search engine.

    • Morbus

      Obviously you are not a non-geek…

      • Sergiu

        If you can explain that I would be glad…or are you too lazy?

        • Morbus

          Well, it’s pretty simple… Look at the general population, and figure out who are the geek and who are the “people”. It’s pretty obvious, to me, that anyone that bothers with these things is a geek, and those who don’t are not…

          Sure, the concept varies with the country. More developed countries may not see it as geekiness to care about what browser we use. But so does the concept of “people”…

          We’re talking about a clear distinction beteween “people” and uber-geeks in the manner of liking this or that browser. And you’ll end up with a very big oxymoron if you say something like “chrome is a browser for people”, because “people” don’t know what a browser is.

  • Sergiu

    If you consider me a “non-geek” because I use Chrome then just so you know I also use Maxthon,Opera,Firefox and Safari but I like how Chrome speeded up the development process of all other browsers and made a almost completly different looking browser at that time (2008)and now its 2010 at look at all the alpha browser and mock-ups,notice something?

    • Morbus

      Can you read what I wrote? I called you a geek… -_-

      • Sergiu

        I know but I said if you consider me a non-geek because I use Chrome…

        • Morbus

          I consider anyone who cares about this stuff a geek. No offense, of course, starting from the fact that I obviously consider myself a geek.

  • Sergiu

    And you can drag and drop text into the omnibar…STOP hating the omnibar it’s a good idea and it has almost everything the search bar has!Except you can’t choose as easy what search engine you want to use.

    • Sergiu

      But the idea is to use Google search engine…(OK Google is a bit evil but most people don’t know other search engines other that Google so what is the point in giving them a option?Just to confuse them?

      • Morbus

        Oh boy, with each post I read from you you sound ever sillier…

        Youtube has a search engine! I search on it on my Firefox’s search bar. So does Wikipedia, Thesaurus, Dictionary.com, Torrentz, Firefox Addons, Mobygames and a few more. I can drag and drop any text into any of those, and it’s very easy, very simple. Granted I have an extension to make if a bit faster, but it works with the vanilla Firefox too, you just have to select which engine BEFORE you drag and drop. It’s very handy with Wikipedia, Thesaurus and google of course.

        Seriously… Looks like you don’t use the web to the fullest, and certainly with chrome you can’t… At least not so easily as with Firefox. And that’s the basis of the point.

    • Morbus

      Poor kid…

      I hate whatever I want. Shut up.

      As for the drag and drop, you cannot drag and drop into a search engine of your CHOICE, that’s what I mean. Of course you can drag and drop into google search! You can’t drag and drop into anything else… You can in Firefox.

    • RJF

      “you can’t choose as easy what search engine you want to use”
      well as a matter of fact, you can – there’s keywords.
      For example I set “y” to Youtube so I can just type in “y whatever” and there we go (a Youtube search).
      I’m really not sure what could be easier?

      Firefox by the way also has that, although the nice thing about Chrome’s omnibar is that it detects keywords immediately (in my example – right after I type “w”) and the text changes “y w” becomes “Search Youtube: w”.

      This nice in case if you use a lot of search engines and you’re not always sure whether you remember the correct keyword.

      • RJF

        As for drag&dropping, I use Cleeki so I don’t even have to drag & drop. It’s like accelerators on IE. So I just select the text I want to search and click an icon of the search engine of my choice, without dragging anything anywhere.

      • Anachron

        Firefox 3.5+ also does this, since it integrated the Show Keywords extension.

        Cleeki is also available for Firefox, if you missed that. There are also other alternatives available if one doesn’t like it.

  • Sergiu

    Stop hating and learn how to use Chrome… http://chrome.blogspot.com/
    You are just like the Opera haters if something is not working the same just trow the browser in the trash and forget it,well that is the reason IE is still used!

    • Morbus

      I respect your opinion, but why should I learn how to use a browser when I NEVER “learned” how to use any browser? I use Firefox, if you haven’t guess already, and everything I do, how I do it was dictated more by me than by the browser. Tab Mix Plus is certainly a big help, there, and honestly, it’s my biggest grip with every other browser, that I can’t completely costumize how the tabs work. But I also need to customize the keyboard shortcuts, the toolbar, the side bar and the status bar, at least… Then we go on to see what functionalities I’m missing.

      Seriously. There is no reason whatsoever that a user should adapt to the browser rather than the browser to the user. That’s the philosophy of Firefox and always has been. That’s why they have such a market share. Not because of overloading marketing. Because Chrome has nothing to offer that Firefox doesn’t have. Nothing at all.

      • ichann

        That’s the philosophy of Firefox

        Well see when chrome takes the market share from FF. Chrome are pulling all the right moves a competitor can. You can say they are the Apple of Browsers.

        So you do not regard yourself as a geek now do you? Looks to me you know a great deal of things not to be considered a geek. Sorry n00b g33k

        • Morbus

          Can you not read, ichann? It’s very clear that I consider myself a geek, you looser moron.

          • ichann

            Can you not read, ichann? It’s very clear that I consider myself a geek, you looser moron.

            Instead of spewing nonsense, why don’t you get out from your mamas basement boy! Or do I have to drag you by the ear?

          • Morbus

            This coming from the guy who put words in other peoples mouths…

            Right…

            I’d give you a right beating if you were my son…

          • ichann

            You Idiot you wrote that stuff after I made that post. Timestamps don’t lie. Bakka!

            We’ll see if you are still following this (since you have been silent)

  • Sergiu

    And non-geek don’t use the menu bar and never used it!It is easy to just go to wreach and then to options rather than seach it on the menu bar!

    • Morbus

      How would you know, being a geek and all, and having no apparent experience with non-geek people?

      • Sergiu

        Let’s see..I have a mother!And some stupid frieds still using IE! So yeah I have lots of non-geek friends and relatives.

        • Morbus

          Mom and some stupid friends…

          • Sergiu

            At least I have experience with actual people you just talk for yourself…

          • Morbus

            @ sergiu

            Exactly. Ahah.

  • Sergiu

    And if non-geeks don’t like extesions why are they all using Firefox?

    • Morbus

      Your question is dubious in nature. Are you implying that I defend or said that Firefox is the one that’s made for “people”? Because a 10 year old kid would very quickly see that I don’t think that by reading my arguments.

      If that’s not the case, are you actually saying that “poeple” use Firefox extensions? If that’s the case, I say again what I think: “people” don’t care about those things. Again, the definition of “geek” varies greatly from region to region, from nation to nation. We’re talking globally here. Because if we aren’t, then the definition is so subjective that saying “chrome is for people” is completely meaningless. And since I don’t want to turn other people’s arguments into meaningless statements, I argue as if they were wrong, rather than meaningless…

  • Sergiu

    Wait 10 years or so and you will regret you ever said something bad about Chrome since every browser will look and act the same.So just don’t use the internet you noob or go to the 90′.

    • Morbus

      You really don’t know Firefox, do you?

      Ok, let me see… CONSIDERING Firefox doesn’t die completely in ten years (which is a relatively minor assumption), in ten years time I’ll still have at least one browser that I can customize everything I want, at least one browser that cares about how much RAM it eats, and at least one browser that’s designed with the workflow in mind.

      Everything else is irrelevant. Your “prediction” sounds to me like a blatant shout of a fanboy. Chrome, for starters, doesn’t even behave like itself: it’s a copy of bits and parts of other browsers, plain and simple. The only “trend” it has set is the neat animations of the tabs, and even that wasn’t its idea. About the looks, well, I can live with the looks, but it’s pretty obvious that other browsers and people are not liking the 16px font and the blue shade…

  • Ryan

    Dang!!!! You all need to chill. I don’t see a problem with either. ANYTHING is better than IE so just be glad you have choices. I currently use Chrome and Safari. I use to use Firefox and don’t have anything against it. I just feel that chrome has enough for what I like to do. I agree Chrome doesn’t have it all but I don’t need everything. I proved that to myself but switching for awhile with only two extensions. I had five with firefox. Lots of features that I love are already built into Chrome. Only ones I use is ad block in chrome(which doesn’t work as good as in firefox) and Mouse gestures. Other three are things to do with tabs, bookmark syncing and sidebar (which I can live without). Anyways just stop. Like I said be glad we have choices. Pointless to argue about this.

    • Morbus

      Well, it’s always fun to argue…

      Also, I have 70+ extensions in Firefox, so that’s also a reason why my standards are a bit high.

      • Sergiu

        I used to use 60 extesions in Chrome and now a have only 6.
        But I have no problem with the separation of processes since I have a good laptop…

      • ichann

        Also, I have 70+ extensions in Firefox, so that’s also a reason why my standards are a bit high.

        And Firefox is to thank for the extensions? Or does that condolence go out to the developers of said extensions? Seems to me Firefox just “Sucks” as a browser without it’s precious extensions.

        70? Wow you have been busy populating that list. Guess for you Firefox is not a browser but merely a vessel to use extensions. Do you use a differant browser to search the web? since your Fox is overly bloated.

        • Morbus

          It’s bloated but runs much lighter than any chrome or Opera still. Yes, Firefox is a vessel for many other functions. Most of the extensions I use concern browser. But not all. And I didn’t spend time, I spent years browser. Unlike you kids who are just here since yesterday:

          Adblock Plus
          Add-on Compatibility Reporter
          All-in-one Sidebar
          Better Gmail 2
          BetterPrivacy
          Configuration Mania
          Console2
          Copy Plain Text
          CS Lite
          Customize Google
          DownThemAll!
          dragdropupload
          Extension Manager Extended
          Favicon Picker 3
          FaviconizeTab
          Filter Extensions
          Find in Numbers
          Firebug
          FireFTP
          Flagfox
          Font Finder
          FoxNotes
          Google Redesigned
          gui:config
          HashColouredTabs+
          Hidden Places
          Hide Find Bar
          Image Zoom
          Java Console
          key:config
          Lazarus: Form Recovery
          Link Alert
          Linkification
          Locationbar2
          Menu Editor
          Mute Flash
          No-Referer
          NoScript
          OpenDownload
          OpenInWindow
          OpenSearchFox
          OpenUp
          Organize Search Engines
          Organize Status Bar
          Paste and Go 2
          Quick Locale Switcher
          QuickRestart
          Resizeable Textarea
          Screengrab
          Scroll Search Engines
          Secure Login
          Show Anchors
          Show Picture
          Smart middle-click
          Splash
          Stay-Open Menu
          Stop Autoplay
          StrataBuddy
          Stylish (many styles done by me or otherwise)
          Tab History
          Tab Mix Plus
          Tab Scope
          TabRenamizer
          Unhide Passwords
          UnPlug
          Update Scanner
          Vacuum Places Improved

          The rest are dictionaries.

          And if you weren’t a mongrel and a little sucker, you would shut up right now.

          • Sergiu

            You are just a old geek that is living in the past,sad.

          • Morbus

            I bet I don’t have twice your age, and that’s considering you are around 14…

            Also, I’ll take living in the past with all the latest features I need over living in the present and missing stuff…

          • ichann

            Unlike you kids who are just here since yesterday:

            Look bob. I have been apart of these posts before you, ignorant fool. You take me for a little kid eyy? How old are you punk?

            Huh. Opera has most of those addons incorporated as defaults. Not to say that many are redundant as well.

            You know what tickles me pink is that you sound like a certain ‘nobody’ that used to troll these forums. How convenient that they have been mixed up with history and a new successor i.e: You! have taken to the plate.

            Hey Moderator. What is the IP of this guy? Same nut-job or a off-spawn?

          • Morbus

            Riiight… Whatever pal…

  • Sergiu

    But now really each day I use Opera more and more,if Chrome and Firefox (and Safari which is so totally closed that it does not even give you a alpha to test and WebKit doese not count i meant something like “Safari 5 pre-apha” so in my opinion its a dead browser) don’t speed up the development process then I will have to keep using Opera since every week it has some new features its like browser heaven…

  • Sergiu

    You should stop using the internet and the browser course it is already ahead of you…

    • Morbus

      Yeah, you’re right. I’m too old for these computers.

  • Sergiu

    I use browsers since I was 6 and now I am 14 so I’m also using the browser for a few years.

    • Morbus

      AHAH! What a lucky guess huh? (The previous post about your age, hadn’t red this yet). Fourteen, huh? Well, I bet you’re as much a looser as I am, arguing in an obscure website about browsers. Only I’m older, so it’s kind of forgivable…

      Get a life kid, and learn before you talk about this stuff.

      • Sergiu

        I’m in vacation and commenting to you only takes a few seconds so I’m not losing my life doing this,I actually have a life but you sound like you are browsing all day long.(70 extesions?)

  • Sergiu

    I used IE 6 at start,then Opera 8,then some version of Fx,I think it was 2 after that I used pretty much every browser you can name so I know how the browsers evolved and how they will continue to evolve…(remember internet suites,where are they now?since I saw Chrome I knew it was the future)

    • Morbus

      Opera is an Internet Stuite. Mozilla still has plans for the Mozilla suite.

      And you may think you know all about this, but the fact is very few people do. If you are one of them, lucky you, but don’t expect me to believe your tripe when you talk like you do.

      • Sergiu

        But not many people uses them…

  • Sergiu

    Exactly like Fx was the future when it first came and it was meant to be lightweight and only a browser not a internet suite so Mozilla separate the programs…

    • Morbus

      It’s still the lightest, and it’s still the head of the future it proposed: open source as the root for total customization. Taking back the web means exactly that. And no other browser beats firefox in that field. And it will take a few years before Chrome does, since it’s the only one that can, being the only other big open source browser.

      • nvm

        Firefox is not the lightest. It’s the heaviest. It’s slower and less responsive than both Chrome and Opera.

        • Anachron

          Ok… I guess that explains why Firefox and Chrome opens equally fast, something that feels instant, while Opera takes some 8+ seconds to even show the GUI.

          • nvm

            Opera and Chrome both open much faster than Firefox. They also have far more responsive UIs.

        • Sap

          Actually he’s right… Firefox is the lightest:

          http://lifehacker.com/5457242/browser-speed-tests-firefox-36-chrome-4-opera-105-and-extensions

          And you can test it yourself.

          • nvm

            No, Firefox is not the lightest. Stop claiming that it is.

  • Sergiu

    “I’d give you a right beating if you were my son…”
    A son?Do you even got a girlfriend loser?Of course not you are busy fighting everyone that thinks Chrome is a good browser…you are just plain stupid fighting with some “kids” as you might calls us but you have no maturity,like I said you ARE sad.

  • cenonfrancis

    When you talk about RAM, your talking about what computer you are using. If you have a very “VERY” old computer, “YOU” shouldn’t even bother looking for a new web browser except ie6 or 7, a quick question “Why download firefox/chrome/opera in an old computer?” to look at email? to watch videos online? what exactly are you worried about that ie6 nor 7 cannot do? I mean if your looking at HTML5 websites then you should buy a new computer then it would be reasonable on why you should download any modern web browser. The matter of fact is you should be searching for a new computer instead of searching for a new web browser, “IF” your computer is that old. Seriously to get to the point, Chrome has only been out for about 4 years now and Firefox for about 12 years. Do the math “Morbus” before you can put out opinions like that. Of course Firefox would be better in lots of ways because they have been improving for 12+ years and Chrome just started and is slowly catching up to its features so you can stop bashing on how Chrome is failing because they’re not.

    • cenonfrancis

      Oh and did I mention that after 12+ years Firefox 3.6 still cannot pass the acidtest3? And Chrome at only about 4 years old can pass it with flying colors. Aha. Although I am using firefox but whatever I posted is very True. Try defending now lol.

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    EU should force Google to include ballot screen on main search engine page!