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News: Has Google killed the Fox? Firefox: It's not looking good.

  1. It looks like the other good thing Google created, its Chrome browser, is having a devestating affect on a good friend of the server side: Mozilla Firefox. 

    I love the Fox as much as the next bearded geek, but the numbers just don’t lie: Chrome is breathlessly decimating Firefox’s userbase at a breakneck rate. It took Firefox more than four years to prise 20% of the market from Internet Explorer; Chrome did it in almost half that, and is fast approaching 30% in just over three years. Internet Explorer’s graph is a little harder to interpret, but it looks like it might have finally turned the corner and stopped hemorrhaging market share.

    Read the full article here: The death of Firefox

     

  2. it's & its[ Go to top ]

    http://theoatmeal.com/comics/misspelling

    Everyone's a critic. -Ed

  3. Decimating?[ Go to top ]

    Well looking at the graph in aforementioned article FF userbase is static during the last several months, while Chrome goes up at the expense of IE. FF devs obviously have some work to do wrt ease of use, and bugs to redress the balance, and I'm sure they realise that.

    But no, your desperate headline isn't fitting, nor is the one in the article. Pretty sad when people need a headline grabber just to try to attract attention. Look at me!, look at me!

  4. Decimate = reduce by one tenth[ Go to top ]

    I know it's archaic and that when people use the word now they mean total destruction, but "decimate" comes from the Latin decimatio, meaning "reduce by one tenth". And if you look at Firefox's numbers from about Sept of 2008 (when Google Chrome pops up) through Feb 2012, the Fox has lost about 10%. So in a way, decimate is sort of an appropriate way to put it, albeit potentially misleading.

  5. Glitchy[ Go to top ]

    It's hard to tell, the graph is a bit glitchy, why the sudden peak in IE users? People downloading Windows 8 and firing up IE just to download Chrome or Firefox? Still looks like IE is on the downslope to me, it doesn't seem to have turned the corner at all.

    In fact it looks like Chrome is taking more market share from IE than Firefox so I would interpret this as Googles marketing dollar finally reaching the Windows IE diehards that FF never could.

    At a personal level I still use FF rather than Chrome. I don't care that much about the memory footprint, if I did I would use Opera. I do care about plugins and privacy.

  6. As long as Chrome comes from a company determined to find browser loop-holes (bugs) that enable it to track me and put ads on my screen, I won't use it.

    Firefox may be more Firepig (memory- and CPU-wise) of late, but at least they're focused on the consumer, and not having to serve two masters (the consumer and the advertising company that violates my explicit privacy choices).

    Peace,

    Cameron Purdy

  7. So I take it you plan on no longer using the web then?  Everyone is trying to track you in whatever clever ways they can dream up.

  8. Hi Mark -

    Fair point that lots of companies are trying to track everything you do on the Internet, but that doesn't mean that I need to help them track me ;-)

    Peace,

    Cameron Purdy

  9. It looks like the other good thing Google created, it's Chrome browser, is having a devestating affect on a good friend of the server side: Mozilla Firefox. 

    I love the Fox as much as the next bearded geek, but the numbers just don’t lie: Chrome is breathlessly decimating Firefox’s userbase at a breakneck rate. It took Firefox more than four years to prise 20% of the market from Internet Explorer; Chrome did it in almost half that, and is fast approaching 30% in just over three years. Internet Explorer’s graph is a little harder to interpret, but it looks like it might have finally turned the corner and stopped hemorrhaging market share.

    Read the full article here: The death of Firefox

    Yes, FOX user are slowly decreased. I think this is because the marketing itself, Chrome is being sponsored by Google when people open Google and they promise speed. Personally I prefer Fox than Chrome! Less bug and rarely crash.


    Regards,

    Ant Killer Development