Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 2nd Jan 2010 17:04 UTC
In the News NetApplications has released its latest browser market share figures, and these figures show that Chrome has overtaken Safari as the number three browser worldwide, behind Internet Explorer and Firefox. IE, by the way, continues to lose popularity rather fast.
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I didn't like it
by kvarbanov on Sun 3rd Jan 2010 13:45 UTC
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I've been hearing a lot for Chrome, so I decided to check it - heck - yet another web browser, let's see what we've got. Surprisingly, I didn't see anything different. I had some issues installing it - ok, scratch that. Couldn't install it on W7 Ultimate, ok, fine, let's see a virtual machine with XP - we're good here. Strange UI, ugly overall look, couldn't find differences in the speed, in fact, most of the pages loaded slower than FF 3.5.6. The same was repeated on Linux, OpenSuse 11.0, with the same result. Now, I'm not saying it's bad, I see a lot of people like it, but it's just not my browser. Just like a car choice - there are some that you live in harmony with, and other that you want to get rid of.
A word on FF being slow - why, really ? I have the same version on Opensuse, W7, XP and Mac, but I don't think it's slower. Bad config or wrong addons ?
How about Fasterfox, Firebug, NewsFox, Download statusbar, FlashBlock, FireFTP, ReminderFox, thousands of themes, the search bar auto-options ? I'm not aware of browser that has so much customization ability, but I may be wrong.

Edited 2010-01-03 13:46 UTC

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