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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Safari fanatics crying in their beer?
by bousozoku on Sat 2nd Jan 2010 23:36 UTC
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I never understood the hoopla over Safari. It was an adequate browser that didn't have a lot of substance to it. Version 4 is a good browser and Apple showed more concern over Safari 4.0's security, which was a huge improvement.

Still, I remember Safari fanatics cheering when Safari showed up in statistics like these. I think they'll be crying in the beer now, even just for 1 month's worth of data.

I've tried Chrome/Chromium on Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux and it's an adequate browser with a lot of speed but it's unfinished. They've apparently listened to suggestions, as I can type "osnews" and the bookmark shows up first, rather than being number 46 (or somewhere like that) in the list.

I trust it as much as any beta, which is to say that Firefox still handles more important tasks. Safari was my number 2 browser, but it's now number 4 behind Firefox, Chrome, and Opera.

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