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    Firefox web browser popularity wanes


    Posted: 07 Jul 2014
    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
    Brink's Avatar Posted By: Brink
    07 Jul 2014



  1. Posts : 548
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
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    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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  2. Posts : 4,050
    W7 Ultimate SP1, LM19.2 MATE, W10 Home 1703, W10 Pro 1703 VM, #All 64 bit
       #2

    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.

    King Arthur said:
    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.
    Last edited by lehnerus2000; 07 Jul 2014 at 22:27. Reason: Additional
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  3. Posts : 469
    Win 7 home premium 32 bit
       #3

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

    Browser Statistics
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  4. Posts : 328
    W7 Pro 64
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    kf10 said:
    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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    HerrKaLeun said:

    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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  6. Posts : 6,741
    W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM
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    I've used Firefox for years and will stick with it for years.
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  7. Posts : 4,287
    W10 Pro desktop, W11 laptop, W11 Pro tablet (all 64-bit)
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    I don't see myself switching away from FireFox anytime soon. It's still better than the competition, IMO.
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  8. Posts : 1,397
    Win 10 Pro 64
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    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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  9. Posts : 4,566
    Windows 10 Pro
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    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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