Gartner analyst David Mitchell Smith believes that Google's Chrome will eventually establish itself as a major browser – and it is Mozilla's Firefox that will suffer as a result.
And it looks like it's going to do some major damage to both IE's and Firefox's market share. It's lightening fast and has such an easy, clean interface.
Eh.... ill stay with Firefox for now.
Chrome's pretty cool. However I would love to see it's version of Firebug. Would help a lot at work. But since I work at browser based application dev company it's pretty irritating to have so much browsers to be compatible. Especially when there are actually some slight differences for the same browsers on different OS'.
I'm in the same business, and I've noticed that Chrome follows standards just as often as Opera, Safari, and Firefox. IE is still the odd man out in that regard, so as long as these other browsers continue to eat away at IE's marketshare, I'll be happy. I've been using Chrome for just over a month now, and it's been hard to find reasons to switch back to Firefox (aside from the amazuhzing add-ons). Having Gears built-in to the browser is also a nice perk, though it isn't very well utilized outside of Google's own apps.
I do use chrome the most now, but as bladestar pointed out...its not always the best... but I do like the UI of chrome the most...the way you can detach tabs into new windows, and quickly put them back is awesome...the history is by far the easiest to use of all 3...and its pretty fast at everything... I only use IE for some banking stuff, as chrome isn't supported in a lot of the fed mandated security settings...yet...and several network channel websites do not support chrome for their video streaming... I don't even have firefox anymore, even though I prefer it over IE...98% of the time I am using chrome now...as soon as it gets a little more support it will be perfect imo...
but fx3.1 is a little bit faster than chrome1.. tbh.. chrome chrome isn't ready yet.. it needs its time, it will become the next firefox after a while, but not yet, it's got a long road to go! ill keep it on firefox.. and as soon as my favo addons are 3.1 compati, i dont care if it is in beta or not, i will switch to 3.1 :)
I'm using Chrome and I really like it.
Great, give us more browsers, in the near future youl have to optimize your website for 10 different browsers. Gonna be hellish work.
No, Chromes for 2 year olds, old people or newbies.......... in other words its horrible and old and way to basic.
I didn't like Chrome's interface much, I just prefer the look and feel of firefox but I can see Chrome becoming very popular just because of it's name and the fact it's being made known to the internet using public more than firefox is. I mean any time I go to youtube there's a little box suggesting you try out YT in Google Chrome. Granted Google own YT but YT gets some major traffic so the browser is going to get some heavy exposure, for that reason alone it's a threat to other browsers.
I agree, Google has an advantage here, a very big one in which they can utilize their marketing muscle and flex it beyond competitors to ensure maximum exposure.
I think its important Chrome does well, I love it and use igoogle also. Google is really the only company money wise that can compete with MS and take on major projects to put heat on MS in the pc arena. I love Chrome, exp dies once a day atleast.
I agree.. but Chrome can hurt Firefox more than it can hurt Microsoft. even if microsoft continues to bleed browser marketshare they have so many products to generate revenues from. not to mention that IE is free and Microsoft have shift attention from ActiveX and proprietary browser specific technologies to a more standard multiplatform model. And focus on the server side. The last few version of IE you can see how Microsoft is being trying to make IE be W3C friendly. Microsoft knows it lost the activex battle and is now focus on server side solutions and web clouds. That means that IE it's not as important as it used to be for new Microsoft strategy. browsers from now on will simply get faster and better. Microsoft will probably continue to support IE because it's integral to their OS and people need a default browser. Now Firefox on the other hand... the company is made around it. It does not matter what browser is it.. google's or another. If Firefox loses the battle.. there it goes the company. Let's also not forget how Firefox makes money. They make money by companies like google who donate a ton of money and resources. Google used to give them lots of money now they are not. So, Chrome have bad firefox news written all over. But, hey that's life.
I don't see it as a threat. Firefox has a huge user base with a crazy amount of add-ons, extensions, and themes that make the browser unique to anyone that uses it. Even though Chrome offers some of this, usually it is the original that succeeds.
I uninstalled Firefox when Chrome came out with the beta and i've been using it as my main browser ever since...
Without AdBlock Plus, I will never switch to Chrome.
Well...I don't know how good it is but they do have one. It's called AdSweep.
All it needs is some tweaking along with the missing features, and it will be good to go.
I was using Firefox exclusively until Chrome became available. It's speedy as hell.
Firefox is the best browser out there and I have Chrome, IE and Safari installed on my PC.
I more worried about Googles "big brother" practices. No chrome for me.
Gish, you're on par when it comes to my own personal concerns about the Chrome browser. The bad thing about Google is that they seem bent on information vacuuming. When that clashes with user privacy, then it's time to question the methods.
I guess someone is a google lover out there. Mirrored, good to see someone else actually researches their big brother policies. I try to cut back on my google searching even since I hate to contribute.
Hmm I must admit, i still dont like Chrome, but Im using it cause it's so much more system friendly and very fast. I love Firefox alot but it has become quite a memory hog, sometimes clocking in as much as 160MB of system resources. Chrome only uses 15MB... Some say FF is the better IE and Chrome is the better FF. We will have to see how the future plays. However I cant use Chrome with N4G to submit news...big let down...and I have the latest version of Chrome and Java... :S
i already use chrome, the only thing i don't like about it is that when you try and save a new file, it doesn't ask you if you want to open it with a program first, it makes you save it first... other than that, its nice... plain and simple task bars and looks nice too... i just don't like the symbol that it has... anyone know of a way to change it?
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