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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. chemo

    chemo True Jungle Brother

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    still using firefox here, never had any prolems so why change
     
  2. Phalanx

    Phalanx Needs more dragons and stuff.

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    There's a lot of mention of Firefox 4 here. People do realise they're coming up on version 7 these days, right?

    It just seems to get smoother/more intuitive each time there's an update for me.
     
  3. DXR_13KE

    DXR_13KE BananaModder

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  4. thehippoz

    thehippoz What's a Dremel?

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    still use ff 3.6

    birds of a feather.. installed ff 5 recently, it looks just like chrome
     
  5. TheMusician

    TheMusician Audio/Tech Enthusiast/Historian

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    Stopped using Firefox about a month ago. Got sick and tired of memory leaks and that ****ing "Firefox is already running but is not responding" message. Got Chrome, and I like it a lot.
     
  6. mikkig

    mikkig Big Giant Robot

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    When they say IE is it aggregating all versions from 6-9 or does IE9 have a 47% market share?
     
  7. lanehead

    lanehead What's a Dremel?

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    +1 for Opera, being able to sync everything I need between Work, Home and Tablet all built into the browser.
     
  8. Zeus-Nolan

    Zeus-Nolan Minimodder

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    I use both FF (cant use 5.0 fast dial doesn't like it) and Chrome, Chrome for banking and online shopping (just quicker to load 10+ tabs) rest in FF.
     
  9. Fizzban

    Fizzban Man of Many Typos

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    I use Firefox almost exclusively. I got Chrome on my laptop which I don't use much because it sucks, and we have Internet Explorer at work...sadly.

    Wasn't overly impressed with Chrome to be honest.
     
  10. docodine

    docodine killed a guy once

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    Chrome Frame is always an option in that situation..

    Been using Chrome since the earliest betas, and before that Opera!
     
  11. Hazchem

    Hazchem Minimodder

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    Upgraded from FF3.6 to FF5, it now freezes about every 10 minutes. Gonna have to downgrade. I would go with chrome as it renders stuff nicer, but all my FF bookmarks are tagged and I like the extra customisation options.
     
  12. The Infamous Mr D

    The Infamous Mr D Minimodder

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    Opera. On my desktop, laptop and mobile. All synced, all speedy. Works a charm, have used for years :)
     
  13. Anfield

    Anfield Multimodder

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    I'm a victim of the Company forcing IE on me at work, everywhere else I use Opera.
     
  14. Eiffie

    Eiffie What's a Dremel?

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    Firefox5 all the way! Use it for both home and work with no add-ons besides flash and silverlight. It's clean, simple, fast and it works. Never had an issue with it besides some crashes a while back in Firefox4 but I found out that was an adobe flash issue which has since been fixed in newer versions.
     
  15. leexgx

    leexgx CPC hang out zone (i Fix pcs i do )

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    opera user my self for 98% of stuff (I use chrome for fast open and close, norm for clicked links in MSN or Skype so I norm close them after short time )Chrome main issue is that each tab is an process and an disk i/o goes really slow on hdd based systems with lots of tabs been restored as well as RAM use

    FireFox main issue is RAM use each tab uses a lot of RAM depending on site , opera handles them a lot better , I have 40+ open and it hovers around 1.2gb use,ch
     
  16. loftie

    loftie Modder

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    I have an odd set up at home, I use Opera for most of my browsing. If i want to search for something quick I use Chrome, but my default web browser is IE9 simply because i find it still runs some websites better - like hotmail.

    Dont misunderstand me though, IE9 is hardly ever used! Though it is used more than Firefox.....
     
  17. M7ck

    M7ck Ⓜod Ⓜaster

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    Safari Cheesecake








    Joking, I have used Chrome for the past two tears now (IE previously) and love it.
     
  18. Madness_3d

    Madness_3d Bit-Tech/Asus OC Winner

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    You can always use MKLink to get round silly things like that. Best thing I've stumbled upon since I got an SSD
     
  19. RichCreedy

    RichCreedy Hey What Who

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    as someone has already pointed out, there are operational reasons for blocking non IE browsers.

    IE9 is a good browser, as for compatibility with some web pages, it has compatibility mode for such instances.

    browser choice is down to individual preferences, no one browser is perfect.
     
  20. Farfalho

    Farfalho Minimodder

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    I got bored of IE and switched to lower resource hog Opera and have been a follower for more than 4 years and always prefer it instead of IE and Firefox. Recently tried Chrome because I needed to use it for a work and I really enjoyed it very much and the Speed Dial Plug-In was the deal maker to make the switch between Opera to Chrome. Quite happy with it and still prefer Opera to Firefox but, actually, Chrome is the browser that won my heart
     
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