It’s not that this hasn’t happened before, the ‘tipping point’ this time is that Chrome held onto this position for over a week.
However, this is not a universal rule: Asia seems to be the main region where Chrome has ascendancy.
In Europe, Firefox holds onto a narrow lead, while in North America, Internet Explorer still rules.
You can check out this interactive Stat Counter page for further details!
But wait! Why am I telling you this?
Well, I’ve been using Chrome for some time now.
I got sick of the poor performance of IE, particularly when first starting up and I found Firefox unstable to use.
Chrome is blazing fast by comparison, and I like the tabbed browsing experience that it provides. (And if you don’t know what tabbed browsing is, then you really ought to ‘Google’ it!)
Ok, I know that the others caught up on tabbed browsing pretty quickly, but I don’t think they do it as well.
Does this spell the beginning of the end for IE?
Will this competition bring in a new era of super fast, high tech browsing?
Does anyone actually care?
So what do you think?
Have you made the switch?
Why not leave a comment by way of an answer, with your reasons for changing over?
I'm Tim Bader, founder of ErgonomicToolbox.com and the Ergonomic Toolbox training course. I am a writer, author, blogger and church leader, and I help people to overcome RSI and live comfortably with technology. When I'm not writing, helping or training people, I live at home with my wife, two teenage kids and Playstation.
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