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GOOGLE Chrome is now the #1 Browser in the World

Discussion in 'Tech Talk - Gadgets, Gizmos and Technology' started by hdtvfan0001, May 22, 2012.

  1. hdtvfan0001

    hdtvfan0001 Well-Known Member

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    Full article here:

    http://mashable.com/2012/05/21/chrome-is-tops/
     
  2. Mark Holtz

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    Yawn.... it seems that the browser world is, apparently, one-third Chrome, one-third IE, and one-quarter Firefox.

    This is a good thing compared to IE owning the world.
     
  3. hilmar2k

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    I use Chrome, though I might use IE9 if I could. But since you cannot install IE9 on an XP machine, I'm stuck with IE8.
     
  4. Doug Brott

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    I had Chrome for a while .. it got to the point I missed Firefox, so I'm back. I only use IE when I have no other choice. Chrome has been uninstalled.
     
  5. Nick

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    <double-yawn> I prefer to use FF, but a major zapp wiped out most of my file associations and I don't know enough to recover or build them back, so I'm forced to use IE8. <groan> I think I would like Chrome, but I don't like Google all that much due to privacy concerns.
     
  6. Nick

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    Is that Bill's not-so-subtle way of nudging everyone back to the future?
     
  7. dpeters11

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    There are limitations to a 10 year old OS.
     
  8. sigma1914

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    I like FF for one simple reason...I can move the scroll bar to the left side. Weird, I know.
     
  9. Mustang Dave

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    Always have and always will use IE for business.
     
  10. harsh

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  11. harsh

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    As if Win7 was a quantum leap ahead in any important respect...
     
  12. harsh

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    Given its habit of sweeping change from one release to the next, IE is arguably the most poorly suited browser to business use.
     
  13. Steve

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    You'd think so, but I use both 7 and XP SP3 daily, and so far the only program I can't run on XP is IE9. Otherwise, every other program I use runs equally well on both platforms. :shrug:
     
  14. hilmar2k

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    The only reason IE9 won't run on XP is to try to get the die hard XP users to update. It's going to take a lot more than that..... ;)
     
  15. dpeters11

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    No more security updates? The day is coming.
     
  16. Steve

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    Ya. Early 2014, IIRC.
     
  17. Marlin Guy

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    I left Firefox and switched fully to Chrome about 6 months ago.
    Being able to automatically sync my Bookmarks and other settings across multiple computers is invaluable to me.
    I'll research something at night and then bookmark the information.
    When I get to the office, it's right there where I left it.
    No more e-mailing links to myself.

    Couple that with Chrome's Adblocking extensions, and you'd have to waterboard me to get me to go back to the dark cages of IE or FF.

    I just skimmed the article, but saw no mention of how many people use Chrome Frame in IE.
    I have fixed many user's IE script errors by removing malicious add-ons and installing Chrome Frame.
     
  18. la24philly

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    i have fire fox, chrome, and IE

    some places only let me do it via IE.

    but I like fire fox for its options.

    chrome is cool, i got it just to see what it does.
     
  19. Steve

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    You know you can open IE-only sites automatically in Chrome or FF using the IE Tab plug-in, right?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IE_Tab
     
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