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 seem to be in the minority...
by helf on Sun 3rd Jan 2010 20:17 UTC
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...I just do not like Chrome. I doubt I ever will. I dislike how it handles scrolling, I do not like the tab placement at all, I do not like the download manager.. etc etc ;)

I know my preference for Firefox probably stems from the fact I've been using it since the pre-1.0 betas.

I just don't see the reason for all the hubbub over Chrome other than it's "made by Google!!1".

The process-per-tab and the plug-in isolation is nice, but I honestly cannot remember the last time Flash actually crashed FF in Windows or Linux. And the V8 engine IS fast, but if your computer is new enough (like, the last 5+ years), then you really won't notice much of a difference between engines. At least I don't... But perhaps I'm not using sites that are extremely js heavy. GMail works just as smoothly in Chrome as in FF from my experience.

No accounting for some peoples tastes ;)

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