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Chrome Wins Territory in New Browser Wars

August 3, 2011

Ah, the browser wars, Netscape vs Internet Explorer. Seems almost a quaint game of Browser-Battleships. Microsoft’s IE won.

Then along comes the great open source Firefox and it starts to eat user percentage like a hungry Pacman, until Chrome arrives at Sonic-speed and makes them all look slow:

Three years after launch, Chrome last month captured 22% of UK users and marginally overtook Mozilla’s Firefox browser, according to the web metrics firm Statcounter. Microsoft’s Internet Explorer is losing market share to Chrome but remains the most popular browser for UK users with 45% – although it has a head start by being pre-installed on almost all computers sold in Britain. Apple’s Safari is UK number four, with a 9% share.

Chrome is fast, really fast. Firefox is also a great design with lots of helpful plugins for it. I’m downloading v5.0.1 now to see if the Firefox people have made this version faster to compete in that area…

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