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Windows 7: Chrome 15 puts IE8 in rear-view mirror, takes No. 1 spot


18 Dec 2011   #11

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Been using Chrome since beta, very nice to read it's moving up in usage quickly, one of the main reasons for me not switching to any other browser is Google Chrome Sync, it's too handy a feature to lose.

Chrome's got a lot of features already in that other browsers need add-ons for.

It's my no. 1 browser

I did use Firefox before it came along but after version 4, I left it completely.

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18 Dec 2011   #12

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Windows XP SP3, Linux Mint 17 MATE (64 bit)
 
 
Dodgy, unethical installers

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I recently discovered that a massive number of non savvy PC users don't use IE8 at all because they're given bad advice or have simply heard the worst stories about it, and instead download Chrome while STILL having no idea that there are tons of other browsers out there, so this doesn't really surprise me.
Don't forget that it is "forced" on the unsuspecting user, when they install other freeware programs.
True, but the user should have an option not to install it if they choose a custom install rather than an express one.
There are a couple of problems with that though.

Inexperienced users:

  • Are probably too scared to click on the "Advanced" button.
  • Assume that they need to install everything, to get the program that they actually wanted.
These dodgy, unethical installers prey on user ignorance.
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18 Dec 2011   #13

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Completely agree, especially when it comes to Google products. All other third-party software that come with the installer at least have a Decline/Skip button or a clearly visible checkbox right near the "shortcuts" option checkboxes. Google puts their checkboxes right in the middle of text explaining how "awesome" their products are (if you find an installer offering the Google toolbar, you'll get the picture [too lazy to hunt screenies]) which makes it kinda difficult to see if all you wanna do is just install the app right away (this especially applies to inexperienced users who, in fact, hate the very thought of the installing process)


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Chrome is not allowed on my systems as they are scumbags.
Jim
Jim, please PM me your street address, I want to send you the best Serbian bottle of beer for Christmas
Gornot, would you like my home address too? I'm very partial to free beer!!

I'm also very partial to IE9 as I don't like Google's intrusiveness.
Anything for a beer lover, Andrew he he
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18 Dec 2011   #14

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Hmmm. What browser are you guys using? Opera and IE then I presume? I'm still on FireFox purely for a few add-ons I use often and don't want to lose for now..but I'd happily change.
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