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Windows 7: Browsers: Does minimalist win the race?

05 May 2010   #1

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
Browsers: Does minimalist win the race?

There’s a good bit of hubbub over browser market share stats from Net Applications. The short version: Google Chrome is gaining at the expense of Microsoft’s Internet Explorer and gains from Mozilla’s Firefox and Apple’s Safari are muted.

Here’s the screen shot:

As you can see, Chrome is on a tear. Adrian Kingsley-Hughes asks a simple question about Chrome’s market share gains: Why?
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Browsers: Does minimalist win the race? | ZDNet

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05 May 2010   #2

Windows 7 Professional x64

Thanks Jan.
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05 May 2010   #3

Windows XP - Now Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit).

Thanks for this JMH; well worth a read. I enjoyed too the reader comments:

that's because AdBlock on Fx doesn't even send a request for ads, while it can merely hide adverts in Chrome.

Google's revenue comes from data mining and online ads. It's trying to have it both ways by hiding the ads instead of blocking them. Do people really think Google Analytics will be blocked by Chrome? Do people really believe Google will bite the hand that feeds them?
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