I've been out of the loop for quite some time now. Quite some time being several years.
Who's on top of this browser game at the moment? I remember lots of people ditching the firefox for chromium/chrome.
Is that still the case? What's the /g/entoomen browser of choice these days?
I'll try to break this down the best I can:
- Chrome is currently in the lead at about 50%. The reason for this may be more of a result of Google's extremely aggressive marketing of the browser. i.e. It's bundled with many freeware applications and installs itself unless the user opts out. Most people who know nothing about computers end up accidentally installing Chrome, which then sets itself as the default browser.
- Internet Explorer comes in second at about 24% usage. IE is bundled with Windows, so of course it's always going to reserve a substantial share.
- Firefox is behind IE at around 18 - 20%. FF isn't campaigned like Chrome, and as far as I know, it's not bundled with freeware apps like Chrome is. I would imagine that much of FF's userbase actually consists of people who opted to go to the Mozilla Web site and download and install FF manually.
So based on that, I would think Chrome and FF are somewhat tied in terms of actual popularity, as in the number of people who choose to install and use either browser, not counting people who end up with one browser or another because it was bundled with some unrelated software they downloaded and didn't know how to opt out of.
Chrome beat out Firefox a while back but now the pendulum is swinging back and people are leaving Chrome for Firefox, even though neither are getting much better.
Personally, I use Pale Moon. I used to use Chrome but the fucking profiles bullshit deleted all my data against my will and I decided that was the final straw. I'd been putting up with Chrome's shit for a while so I decided enough was enough.