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News Google Chrome now more popular than Firefox in the UK

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Lizard, 1 Aug 2011.

  1. impar

    impar Minimodder

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    Greetings!
    This.
     
  2. EdwardTeach

    EdwardTeach What's a Dremel?

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    Have both, but mainly use ff. Find it more intuitive and easier to use.
     
  3. Jipa

    Jipa Avoiding the "I guess.." since 2004

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    Firefox has absolutely lost it. Upgrading to 4 meant even more memory usage, even slower operation and crashes, lots of crashes. I've used FF since I don't even remember when, and for the most part it's been good, but frankly I've just felt like it's been getting worse with every new version.

    I would have switched to Chrome ages ago, but it just doesn't work with a couple of pages that I need to use.
     
  4. IanW

    IanW Grumpy Old Git

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    Does this exclude people who've had to set "user_agent" so they can use online banking, etc. that only allows IE?
     
  5. Scarlet0pimp

    Scarlet0pimp What's a Dremel?

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    I love IE 9 use Chrome as a secondary browser and install it for anyone who cant have IE 9 if I do work on their machine.

    Went of FF around 4 when it started being slow.
     
  6. Madness_3d

    Madness_3d Bit-Tech/Asus OC Winner

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    Firefox is just too slow for me, IE is a security joke, 9 breaks compatibility with loads of stuff I use, Opera seems weird, Safari is clunky, Chrome all the way, sync'd between my desktop and laptop, I've never looked back.
     
  7. stormbringer500

    stormbringer500 What's a Dremel?

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    I still have firefox installed but been using chrome for last week I seem to like it :D
     
  8. KiNETiK

    KiNETiK What's a Dremel?

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    I use Chrome all the time and I love its debugging abilities when doing web development
     
  9. DriftCarl

    DriftCarl Minimodder

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    I work for a large software company that has a product that heavily uses web applications. And because the development resources are so demanding, we can only officially support IE. There just isnt any resources to support any other browsers at the moment. So this means that our customers are restricted to IE. Over the whole of the UK we probably have 10's thousands of people using the product which are forced to use IE.
     
  10. meandmymouth

    meandmymouth Modder

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    I have both but use Chrome mainly. I've found Firefox 4 to be slower and crash a bit more which winds me up.
     
  11. Kiytan

    Kiytan Shiny

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    I use chrome too, seems much faster than FF (and looks nicer)
     
  12. supermonkey

    supermonkey Deal with it

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    I use Firefox at home. At work, I use Firefox whenever possible; however, despite agency IT requirements for all websites and web applications to work on all major browsers, there are still a handful of sites that only work in IE.

    There was also the issue of our IT folks pushing software patches daily to downgrade Firefox 4 back to whatever previous version I was using.
     
  13. fdbh96

    fdbh96 What's a Dremel?

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    I use IE simply because I still don't think that either ff or chrome with citric zen app which I need for school. They might do now but frankly I don't trust google and I tried ff with Linux and didn't really think it was any faster than IE and I have got too familiar with IE ;)
     
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  15. Kaiwan

    Kaiwan Shinigami

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    I went from IE to FF and now I'm using Chrome. I just find it's a lot easier to use.

    In work we still have to use IE though -.-
     
  16. impar

    impar Minimodder

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    Greetings!
    It crashed in your system? :eyebrow:
     
  17. Woodspoon

    Woodspoon What's a Dremel?

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    Chrome
    Because it's nice and it works
     
  18. HourBeforeDawn

    HourBeforeDawn a.k.a KazeModz

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    ooh ya so how is that all going with IE not being included in Windows 7 outside of the US? like has that caused problems with older people and what not?
     
  19. Daedelus

    Daedelus What's a Dremel?

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    HAHA seriously? Some people really should not be allowed anywhere near computers.
     
  20. Lenderz

    Lenderz Minimodder

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    I like Chrome, its fast, but I prefer FF because its more open to tinkering.

    Basically I don't like how Chrome installs on your C drive, you have no choice, then caches multiple gigabytes of data to it. Pissed me off no end when I had a smaller SSD.
     
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