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Windows 7: Firefox web browser popularity wanes

07 Jul 2014   #1
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 
Firefox web browser popularity wanes

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When you take a look at Net Applications' web desktop browser market share reports over the long run two things stand out. One, there's the rise of Google's Chrome to second place, and two, Mozilla's Firefox's steep decline.

How bad is Firefox's fall? In June 2014, Firefox hit a new five-year low of 15.6 percent market share.

Back in October 2009, Firefox was on the rise and had reached 23.75 percent. Life was good. Since July 2012, the browser started trending downward. Indeed, since May 2013, with Firefox at 20.6%, the once popular browser hasn't risen above 20%.
Read more at: Firefox web browser popularity wanes | ZDNet


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07 Jul 2014   #2
King Arthur

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Between Australis, complete disregard for user customizability and demands, bloat, and general crappiness of Mozilla in general I am not the least bit surprised Firefox is quickly dying a well-deserved death. Especially with Australis, if I wanted to use a Chromium-like browser I'd just use Chromium instead.

The only reason I'm still "on" Firefox (scare quotes since I'm running Pale Moon, an unofficial Firefox deriative/fork) is because of NoScript, Tab Mix Plus, and Firefox's efficiency with regards to RAM use per open tab.

Ars Technica also gave a passing mention about this over here as well:
Windows 8.x, Internet Explorer both flatline in June | Ars Technica
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07 Jul 2014   #3
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 
Mozilla's Own Fault

They just don't get it.
The more useless fluff they add and the more pointless GUI changes they make, the faster they fall.


I swapped to Pale Moon (FF fork) in August last year, as a protest against useless fluff.
I'm not likely to go back to FF, due to their new horrible, Chrome-style, "touch-friendly" GUI (FF29+).

I use FF in Linux Mint 17, but I have locked the updater so that it can't replace FF28.
FF seems to run better and use less memory in Linux Distros, than it does in Windows.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by King Arthur View Post
The only reason I'm still "on" Firefox (scare quotes since I'm running Pale Moon, an unofficial Firefox deriative/fork) is because of NoScript, Tab Mix Plus, and Firefox's efficiency with regards to RAM use per open tab.
Two of my favourite add-ons too.

I also can't live without my Context Search add-on.
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08 Jul 2014   #4
kf10

Win 7 home premium 32 bit
 
 

according to following link chrome is no.1 browser with 59.2% in may 2014

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08 Jul 2014   #5
HerrKaLeun

W7 Pro 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kf10 View Post
according to following link chrome is no.1 browser with 59.2% in may 2014

Browser Statistics
That is just for that one website, it is a log-file. Try this
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08 Jul 2014   #6
z3r010

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by HerrKaLeun View Post

That is just for that one website, it is a log-file. Try this

Those figures are wildly off the mark, IE @ 58% I just don't think so.

Our network stats for the last 30 days:-

Chrome 49.50%
Firefox 21.96%
Internet Explorer 18.19%
Safari 4.98%
Android Browser 1.72%
Opera 1.51%
Opera Mini 0.99%
UC Browser 0.42%
Maxthon 0.15%
BlackBerry 0.12%
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08 Jul 2014   #7
Boozad

W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM
 
 

I've used Firefox for years and will stick with it for years.
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08 Jul 2014   #8
strollin

W10 Pro desktop, W10 laptop, W10 laptop, W10 Pro tablet (all 64-bit)
 
 

I don't see myself switching away from FireFox anytime soon. It's still better than the competition, IMO.
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08 Jul 2014   #9
Gary

Win 10 Pro 64
 
 

If you use an extension called classic theme restorer it can do away with Australis. I am currently using Fx31Beta8 and so far it works fine. Fx 30 crashed allot for me.
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08 Jul 2014   #10
andrew129260

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

It is always amazing to me how so many people run with outdated web browsers. Even people that should know better.
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