According to W3Schools statistics for July 2009, Firefox had 47.9% market share, while Internet Explorer 6,7 and 8 had 39.4% combined. Chrome had 6.5%, while Safari and Opera had 3.3% and 2.1% respectively.
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If you have a good solid reliable product, people will use it. If you are lacking in innovation, copy catting with new versions, and being bloatware, people will stop using it. IE and FF are prime examples of how customers should sway the market and force companies to make things better. I have no idea what happened to consumers with the xbox 360.
I've been using this add-on for about a month now and it's pretty cool, it basically lets you change the colour of your theme instantly with new themes that show up daily! https://addons.mozilla.org/...
Therefore, it sucketh balls.
work for Mac OSX, I have this addon http://www.getpersonas.com/...
It must be the same one because that's what I scroll my mouse over to preview but in the add-on tab it says it's any colour.
Is this a first for the browser industry?
Since the browser wars in the 90s, yes I think so...
I think this is misleading, because it might be for W3schools only. It wasn't clear other than saying "W3Schools statistics", but where does the data come from. Assuming it is W3schools very own site it makes sense. Firefox users tend to be a little more sophisticated than your average Joe. The sheer number of add-ons greatly help productivity!
Yep, you're right, IdleLeeSiuLung. This is _just_ traffic for the website running this story; the N4G summary is misleading. From the w3schools.com page: "W3Schools is a website for people with an interest for web technologies. These people are more interested in using alternative browsers than the average user. The average user tends to use Internet Explorer, since it comes preinstalled with Windows. Most do not seek out other browsers. These facts indicate that the browser figures above are not 100% realistic. Other web sites have statistics showing that Internet Explorer is used by at least 80% of the users. Anyway, our data, collected from W3Schools' log-files, over a five year period, clearly shows the long and medium-term trends."
Look at month over month stats Chrome is steadily going up every month too.
Firefox is awesome and deserves this. I hate IE why the hell is it so slow.
IE8 is fast. On my computer, maybe not on yours. I still use FF for their nice addons. I have ForecastFox and FlagFox.
Yea I guess it's different for everybody.
IE 8 works great for me, but have been rendering pages incorrectly some times even in compatibility mode. This used to be a problem with FireFox, but now the table seem to have switched. Odd isn't it?
yeah, thats why i like using that little network tweak for firefox. you can eliminate the time it delays a signal to a server and increase more requests to a server. i also hate how IE supports ActiveX, that's a catalyst for hackers/spyware and other malicious software junk.
IE8 would probably be my choice if Chrome wasn't around. HATE the placement of the refresh on IE. Equally hate the memory utilization of Firefox... If only Firefox didnt use so much memory !
Take that MS hahaha! Loosing little by little first this, next the console "war", and then you OS. Microsoft monopolistic behaviors should be destroyed once and for all.
Only way MS would lose the OS is if google did something, and if Google 'destroyed' MS we would just end up hating google...
but firefox to me is the best by far. It is alot faster and more stable than other browsers. Chrome is the easiest to use but unfortunately is also the slowest as well as being most unstable. Google need to do better with chrome.
Wow. Chrome is the fastest browser by far on my machine. Of course I still prefer the Firefox for all that malleability. Can't beat it.
I use chrome and its never crashed on me once. Its also VERY fast IMO, no waiting at all. (10Mb internet, decent PC). IE seems to freeze on me all the time.
a build issue or something then. When i open an new tap it takes ages as well as loading pages. Some sites i get the opps messages. This is confusing. I wanted Chrome as i was told that its simple and not bloated like others.
Mozilla is the one behind firefox, but because it is open source, they are not the only ones who contribute.
i still prefer opera
I use FireFox as well. best web browser ever.
I don't know why you guys hate IE so much but IE8 runs lighting fast on my Windows 7 system therefore no reason not to use it.
Firefox all day baby, sometimes I'll switch over to Chrome but never IE, that thing they call a web browser is horrible.
Internet Explorer should be in last. Chrome AND Opera are ten times better than it.
firefox is an excellent browser. i don't even like looking at my Internet Explorer icon on my desktop anymore.
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