Google Chrome is now 2nd most popular browser
Google's Chrome has been on the market for only three years, but it has already surpassed Mozilla Firefox to become the number-two most-often-used web browser after Microsoft's Internet Explorer (IE). That's the word from the market researchers at StatCounter, at least, though it's only a matter of time before others who follow web-browser usage share report similar findings[.]
I jumped on the Chrome bandwagon at the end of 2008 and haven’t looked back. In 3 short years it’s got to the point where there are now hardly any people I know that *don’t* use Chrome. It’s the de facto standard browser at work and I live in Chrome every single day.
Firefox has turned into a bit of an also-ran (although they are at least fighting back a bit now) and IE has lurched from versions 7, 8 to 9, all promising the world and under-delivering each time.
It’s been a long-standing joke that Internet Explorer is simply a one-time portal for users to download a real web browser. That’s still true today, sadly, as How to Geek cheekily alludes to:
IE 9 is fine; it just isn’t anywhere near as great as Google Chrome. And that’s the problem.