Browser Wars

Ars Technica reports the world market shares of browsers in 2010.

According to the site, despite being the market default, Internet Explorer's share of market continues to decline, Chrome is the fastest growing while Firefox is also showing steady growth.

As a personal observation, my days of loyalty to a single browser are over. I use Firefox a lot of the time, and Chrome increasingly with Google sites including YouTube and Gmail, because it just loads so much quicker. I notice that with flash-heavy content, Firefox hogs a huge amount of system memory. This is not the case with either IE or Chrome.

The only loser in this is Opera. I remember the early days Opera came out (the days of Dial-up internet) how good I thought it was. It's a pity its not been able to keep up share and keep up a user base. But let's see how it does now, with the mobile platform also being available for browsers.

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  1. Nisha - I use Google Chrome mostly except for those sites which are best viewed on IE. I like Firefox too but it is not as zippy as Chrome. Chrome is a new browser built from scratch and is known for its speed. you could download and use the beta version of chrome as opposed to the stable version. i use the beta version and do not find it particularly unstable. I hope that someday chrome can render most if not all sites faithfully.

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  2. Hey Anand, I too use Chrome increasingly. Oddly I do not find it faster on all sites except the Google ones. I will try the beta like you mentioned and see if it makes a difference. I am sure that Google will work on improving Chrome given the positive response it has gotten.

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  3. i agree that chrome performs faster on google sites. after all they have to showcase it best at home :-)

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