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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RE: Momentary
by darknexus on Sat 2nd Jan 2010 18:06 UTC in reply to "Momentary"
darknexus
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2008-07-15

Well, you can count me among that group. Still, I doubt the betas were the main rise in any case. Safari held its number three position for one reason, it's the default browser on OS X and an excellent one at that. A lot of Mac users, myself included, stick to Safari because there is really no need to look elseware. It supports all the modern web standards (via Webkit) and has a pretty nice UI on the Mac side.
However, Safari for Windows is nothing to brag about, and Windows still has the majority of the desktop market. I don't think Chrome will rise much on the Mac, but it could easily stay at #3 or even go higher for the simple reason that there are more Windows users than Mac users... and, when it comes to a browser that works with modern standards, Windows users are forced to look elseware other than their default. With Google advertising Chrome on their home page now, what do you think a lot of people are going to try first?

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RE[2]: Momentary
by wargum on Sun 3rd Jan 2010 13:19 in reply to "RE: Momentary"
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2006-12-15

What I absolutly can't stand about Safari is the suggestions implementation in input fields. FF rules here, IMHO. Haven't tried Chrome yet, though. The last Opera version I tried was pre 10, so maybe it's gotten better there.

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