Weekly Browsers Recap, December 21st

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Weekly Browsers Recap, December 21st

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  • Swenson

    That “Browser Ballot Screen: Maxthon to be included as well” comment it pretty funny.

    Their CEO claims that Maxthon is only trailing Opera .05% in marketshare according to net applications, and rants about it without giving the source.

    This link from net applications http://marketshare.hitslink.com/browser-market-share.aspx?qprid=2

    gives a market share well above 2% for opera, and around 1.25% for maxthon. Quite a difference.

    I guess thats a kind of thing you can get away with when running a small company, because nobody (investors? users?) ever checks the source.

    • kryz

      Another hilariously stupid statement:

      “it recognizes that Maxthon is a full-fledged browser in its own right, not simply an add-on shell for Internet Explorer”

      Dude, Maxthon IS just an IE shell!

      Delusional and dishonest..great combination.

  • somebody

    “Mozilla exec: Bing is not popular enough for Firefox”

    Ive read that article and it says you need an addon to use Bing? Even if you set your default search engine to Bing, Firefox still treats Google as the default engine?

    And i hear people complaining about Opera’s search engines, where all you have to do is to right click on the search box and select “Create Search” and then set it as default.

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

      “Ive read that article and it says you need an addon to use Bing? Even if you set your default search engine to Bing, Firefox still treats Google as the default engine?”

      It’s very easy to set the default search engine to Bing in Firefox (Firefox DOESN’T still treats Google as the default engine) but the users of this web browser are very stupid, then it’s easier to give them an extension that’s even more easy to install.

      • somebody

        “By contrast, here’s what will happen in Firefox if you have Bing set as the default search engine: nothing. With Firefox, the default search provider is the top one from a list of search engines that Mozilla chooses based on how popular they are in the localized version you’ve downloaded.”

        That part of the article had me confused. I used to have Firefox on my system earlier, but i stopped using it for the past few versions, so i dont know how things are on that front.