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Mozilla's Firefox surpasses IE/Edge in market share for first time ever

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 22 May 2016 12:25 User comments (11)

Mozilla's Firefox surpasses IE/Edge in market share for first time ever According to the most recent StatCounter figures, Firefox has surpassed Internet Explorer/Edge in market share for the first time ever, although all three browsers still have nothing on Google's Chrome.
For desktop web traffic, Firefox now has 15.6 percent share compared to Internet Explorer and Edge at a combined 15.5 percent. Chrome remains the big dog at 60.5 percent, with the rest of the traffic (8.4 percent) coming through other browsers but mainly Safari and Opera.

Not all is lost for Microsoft, however, as StatCounter notes that IE/Edge remain well ahead of Firefox in both the U.S. and the UK, two of the world's largest PC markets.



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11 user comments

123.5.2016 15:13

Chrome sucks

223.5.2016 15:42

Originally posted by Rezer:
Chrome sucks

They ALL suck in some ways...like wireless providers. :-)

323.5.2016 18:00

Originally posted by xnonsuchx:
Originally posted by Rezer:
Chrome sucks

They ALL suck in some ways...like wireless providers. :-)
And ISP's LOL

423.5.2016 19:03

Most browser's sucks, 'cos they becomes the internet police, blocking websites, spying on us, etc.

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 23 May 2016 @ 19:07

Live Free or Die.
The rule above all the rules is: Survive !
Capitalism: Funnel most of the $$$ to the already rich.

524.5.2016 13:47

I'm dumbfounded by the fact that 60% use Chrome?? WTF is that?!

Chrome does suck and firefox is faster and much more compatible overall as well as more intuitive and friendly.

I use Waterfox.


***UPDATE***

Well, after reading a few articles about how Chrome seems to manage the memory leaks better than Firefox/Waterfox, I'm gonna swallow my pride and bite the bullet and give Chrome a fair chance once more. I'm not above being corrected. :) It'll be a strange adjustment.



***Another Update***

I found that Waterfox/firefox use about TWICE the RAM as does Chrome so I switched on home computers for now however, Chrome has numerous freezes and hangs at my work computer so I removed it.


Firefox's memory leaks are brutal! NO F'ING EXCUSE for a browser to consumer 410 Megs of my RAM for having one single page open.

Chrome used about 205-215 megs.

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 27 May 2016 @ 15:36

624.5.2016 18:51

Chrome is just too minimalist for me. the difference between how Firefox and Chrome handle downloads is a good example. Small issue but enough to make me stick with Firefox.

725.5.2016 4:09

Chrome just feels weird to me, but I have it installed in case I run across something that Firefox/Waterfox doesn't seem to handle well. And I still like the idea of using something that's not from a corporate behemoth w/ ulterior motives.

825.5.2016 11:25

I'm talking only Facebook here now. IE had the pictures floating around the page so I switched to Firefox. It was my favorite until script error started appearing when using Facebook. Now I've switched to Chrome and for Facebook and it works perfectly. My bank even prefers I use Chrome. At work, Firefox is the worst. I guess Sophos and SonicWall mess it up. Looks like just lines, no formatting. IE works best for checking my web-based email and using Adblock plus. Chrome works best for other sites. I use whichever browser gives me the best experience for the site I'm on. Peace.
(BTW, I'm not a newbie. Currently work as IT Computer Desktop Support Technician with large convenience store chain.)

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 25 May 2016 @ 11:26

Sig: The mark of an expert isnt that he knows everything;
Its that he knows where to look everything up!

926.5.2016 0:19

I hate them all. I hate Firefox least. As for Chrome, I cannot fathom it and I have no time for trying to.


** Over 30 trillion $ sit in offshore tax havens, used by all sorts of folks, including terrorists, while our political leaders whine that they cant afford social spending!!! That sum is global. **

1026.5.2016 0:39

Wasn't Firefox going to rescue us with it's own desktop OS?


** Over 30 trillion $ sit in offshore tax havens, used by all sorts of folks, including terrorists, while our political leaders whine that they cant afford social spending!!! That sum is global. **

1126.5.2016 13:55

Ubuntu could.


Live Free or Die.
The rule above all the rules is: Survive !
Capitalism: Funnel most of the $$$ to the already rich.

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