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I decided to take a look at my Has FireFox lost its Mojo, are FireFox user jumping ship to Chrome? post to compare the browser stats. In that post I wrote the following So what will happen to FireFox will they ever pass 25% or is this a downward spi…
This post is about stats from hits to this website. I always find this interesting because you can get a feel of what is moving and shaking in the tech industry. Of course the stats on this site are heavily skewed towards technology and although this si…
I have been using Chrome for over a year now and have been very happy with it. Yesterday version 5 was released, you can get it here: http://www.google.com/chrome
I decided to look at some stats for this site and compared April of this year to April of last year. The image below has this information.
As you can see FireFox lost about 10% while Chrome gained 9% and Safari gained almost 1%. So wha...
I decided to do a little test on one of my machines with the three browsers I use most. In each browser I opened up Gmail, Google Reader and CNNMoney.
I did this on Friday and did not look at the memory usage until Monday. After a little less than 3 days, we get the following numbers
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So I got it installed at home on a windows XP machine. It installed really quickly but you have to close Firefox so it can import all the settings from that. I’m not even sure it asked me if it could do that. I’m actually writing this blogpost in chrome.
So it loads the pages really fast and it renders the pages mainly in one go. I think it loads those pieces from the same server in one go.
Most things work. Except for the checkbox. Somebody made a mistake and it renders the checkbox as a radiobutton but I’m sure they will get that fixed one day.
First, I would like to ask myself why do we need another browser? Well, because competition is a good thing. But is it really competition and from who will it steal the market share? I’m pretty sure it will steal from Firefox and the other lesser used browsers, because those are the people that actually take the effort to install something different than Internet Explorer. The IE users either don’t have a choice or they just aren’t computer savvy enough to know there are other things out there (like aliens).
Second, it seems that this version is based on the Apple ...