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(Computerworld)   Microsoft Internet Explorer actually gained usage share in 2012. Wait, that can't be right. Are we reading the chart upside-down again?   (computerworld.com) divider line 76
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2013-01-06 05:35:31 AM

Fark_Guy_Rob: Slackfumasta: Can you get Adblock for IE 10?

No?

Carry on then.

Adblock is the worst thing ever.

It's now popular enough that some sites have started taking actions against users of Adblock (including Fark.com - you now get nagware that is every bit as annoying as the ads themselves)


You can use adblock to hide those nags
 
2013-01-06 07:26:33 AM
I see people complaining about Firefox's memory usage, but Chrome has worse memory usage in my experience.

Here goes the memory usage of several Browsers when just opening up a new browser and navigating to the Fark homepage:

Waterfox 1 process 198MB
Chrome 5 processes 36MB, 7MB, 48MB, 30MB, 34MB = 155MB
Firefox 1 process 133MB
Palemoon 1 process 121MB
IE9 2 processes 77MB and 10MB = 87MB
Opera 12.12 1 process 68MB

Chrome is the worst offender of the popular web browsers and Waterfox is designed purely for speed, not memory usage.

I guess people just don't add up all of the various tabs as used by Chrome?
 
2013-01-06 09:06:32 AM

gingerjet: 1. Put snakes on plane: EvilEgg: Chrome and Firefox really aren't any better than ie10.

I habitually use Firefox, then Chrome second when I want two different browsers up. IE10 is just as snappy I've found for when I have to use it for work. I think they're all nearly on par now. It comes down to rooting for you favorite team. I'm just glad I don't have to automatically set up elderly relatives with Firefox anymore.

Firefox is pure shiat on Windows and Mac.  Unstable, the constant updating is bullshiat, and plugins regularly take it out. IE10 on Windows is one of the best browsers on that platform.  Chrome is my default browser on Windows and Mac.  And Safari holds up really well on the Mac.

/can we finally get bury the IE6 bullshiat now?


Firefox never updates unless I tell it to. As a matter of fact, every piece of software I know of that auto updates has a way of disabling it.
 
2013-01-06 09:10:01 AM

Cormee: Fark_Guy_Rob: Slackfumasta: Can you get Adblock for IE 10?

No?

Carry on then.

Adblock is the worst thing ever.

It's now popular enough that some sites have started taking actions against users of Adblock (including Fark.com - you now get nagware that is every bit as annoying as the ads themselves)

You can use adblock to hide those nags


Fark is the reason I installed Adblock in the first place. They once had an ad that actually crashed my browser.
 
2013-01-06 10:31:45 AM

red5ish: I have Chrome, IE & FF on my computer and FF is losing the Pepsi challenge right now.


For as often as I have to shut it down with task manager, I really ought to make a switch away from it. Inertia sets in though with all my add-ons.
 
2013-01-06 10:40:11 AM

Mr. Eugenides: drjekel_mrhyde: namatad: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Usage_share_of_web_browsers

Bullshiat
/Do you want to make Chrome your default browser

Chrome installs and sets itself as default browser along with all sorts of other crap. The fact that IE is still over 50% with Chrome trying to install itself and set itself as default browser with every install or update of Adobe Reader or Flash is kind of amazing.


I've used Chrome on my work browser for two years now and IE is still set as my default browser (so if I click on an e-mail link it opens up in IE). I don't recall ever seeing any annoying messages after I clicked "No". Maybe you're seeing the "Download Chrome" message or "Set Chrome as your default browser" or whatever because you cleared cookies, and it doesn't remember your preferences?
 
2013-01-06 10:41:22 AM

Arkanaut: I've used Chrome on my work browser


Uh, that's supposed to be my work "computer". Whoops.
 
2013-01-06 12:43:21 PM

GardenWeasel: Ab blocking has been built in since IE8


How do you get that backwards d?
 
2013-01-06 12:46:50 PM
Two words for people talking about ad blocking: "hosts file". Ad blocking for everything, not just your browser of choice.

For Windows, this is my favorite tool to automate the process: http://www.abelhadigital.com/hostsman
 
2013-01-06 01:03:28 PM

theorellior: I use FF because of AdBlock, although there are annoyances. (Like the new nag-bar Fark's throwing up now for those who use AdBlock.) Safari is fine, I just never use it unless I need a second browser. I can't stand Chrome's UI for some reason, and I've noticed the memory hogging other people have spoken about on the computers at work. IE? Yeah, it may be better than it was, but old habits die hard.


I actually disabled AdBlock, Stylish, and Ghostery and the number of trackers Ghostery found went from 8 to the high 20s. No thanks. Back on they all go. Also, nagging me to turn stuff off makes me even more likely NOT to turn them off.
 
2013-01-06 02:25:12 PM

47 is the new 42: I actually disabled AdBlock, Stylish, and Ghostery and the number of trackers Ghostery found went from 8 to the high 20s. No thanks. Back on they all go. Also, nagging me to turn stuff off makes me even more likely NOT to turn them off.


This. And Ghostery has been a revelation. I'm glad I heard about it here on Fark.
 
2013-01-06 02:43:17 PM

Fark_Guy_Rob: Adblock is the worst thing ever.


Okay, I laughed.

degenerate-afro: I see people complaining about Firefox's memory usage, but Chrome has worse memory usage in my experience.

Here goes the memory usage of several Browsers when just opening up a new browser and navigating to the Fark homepage:

Waterfox 1 process 198MB
Chrome 5 processes 36MB, 7MB, 48MB, 30MB, 34MB = 155MB
Firefox 1 process 133MB
Palemoon 1 process 121MB
IE9 2 processes 77MB and 10MB = 87MB
Opera 12.12 1 process 68MB

Chrome is the worst offender of the popular web browsers and Waterfox is designed purely for speed, not memory usage.

I guess people just don't add up all of the various tabs as used by Chrome?


While I find your data interesting I think the most important measure of a positive user experience would have something to do with how quickly the browser loads, how quickly it opens pages, refreshes, etc. and Chrome has FF beat hands down on all of those (said the guy that has only his subjective anecdotal experience to support his assertion).
 
2013-01-06 04:51:07 PM

47 is the new 42: theorellior: I use FF because of AdBlock, although there are annoyances. (Like the new nag-bar Fark's throwing up now for those who use AdBlock.) Safari is fine, I just never use it unless I need a second browser. I can't stand Chrome's UI for some reason, and I've noticed the memory hogging other people have spoken about on the computers at work. IE? Yeah, it may be better than it was, but old habits die hard.

I actually disabled AdBlock, Stylish, and Ghostery and the number of trackers Ghostery found went from 8 to the high 20s. No thanks. Back on they all go. Also, nagging me to turn stuff off makes me even more likely NOT to turn them off.


Uh make that pause blocking on Ghostery.
 
2013-01-06 06:27:46 PM

Fark_Guy_Rob:
It's now popular enough that some sites have started taking actions against users of Adblock (including Fark.com - you now get nagware that is every bit as annoying as the ads themselves)


Which is hilariously broken. It picks up that I've ABP installed and thus must be nagged, yet there are adverts right where they're supposed to be.

To be honest if your business model can be destroyed by a line of text (hosts file changes for example), you had a bad business model.
 
2013-01-06 06:34:11 PM

degenerate-afro: I see people complaining about Firefox's memory usage, but Chrome has worse memory usage in my experience.


Who gives a shiat? Seriously. My desktop has 8GB RAM (whoopty do, that's nothing), with 15 tabs open, two instances of Flash (iPlayer & YouTube) it's using about 1Gb.

My last netbook came with 2Gb as standard so I can't see a reason to biatch about "low end machines" either because seriously, a single core Atom is pretty damn low end.

So cry me a god damn river, build a bridge, get over it AND BUY MORE DAMN RAM!

/512MB is not enough for a modern OS.
 
2013-01-06 07:25:52 PM

namatad: EvilEgg: Chrome and Firefox really aren't any better than ie10.

LOL


Firefox is getting progressively worse.
 
2013-01-06 09:56:59 PM

LoneVVolf: enforcerpsu: It's way better than the bloatware memory hog that is Firefox.

Pale Moon says "Hi!"...


Hot damn, nother Palemoon user :)
 
2013-01-07 08:22:31 AM

GardenWeasel: Slackfumasta: Can you get Adblock for IE 10?

No?

Carry on then.

The actual add-on called "Ad-Block" - NO
The lists that Ad-Block uses? - YES

Ab blocking has been built in since IE8

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Holy shiat, didn't know this. Just tried it with IE9... I can't believe how fast IE loads both itself and websites.

Damn. Still can't get my head wrapped around the fact that.

/Still won't use it
//FF + Ghostery + Flashblock is quite nice.
 
2013-01-07 09:43:55 AM

EvilEgg: Chrome and Firefox really aren't any better than ie10.



especially after microsoft stole so many novel ideas from them.
 
2013-01-07 09:44:31 AM
Internet Exploder!


makes the web alot more fun!!
 
2013-01-07 09:45:21 AM

namatad: EvilEgg: Chrome and Firefox really aren't any better than ie10.

LOL



LOL
 
2013-01-07 09:48:15 AM

YodaBlues: As a developer, IE9/IE10 are way better at handling newer tech and adhering to web standards. This overall makes developing web applications easier since there is less per-browser testing and verification.

As a user, IE9/IE10 still sucks balls.



Firefox gets a 100 every time on the acid 3 test.
 
2013-01-07 09:49:12 AM

mayIFark: IE: the number 1 browser of the world to download other browsers.



great point. IE does have its place. lol
 
2013-01-07 01:36:36 PM

The6502Man: What IS it with Chrome and its memory usage? Let it run, open a couple tabs and then check the resources it uses...holy crap...Its got like 10-15 threads eating up close to 10 MB each and a couple pulling down 150MB each. What in the world is going on in the background?


This; had to switch back to Firefox b/c demand on resources was too much for my comp to handle.
 
2013-01-07 01:41:41 PM

Kittypie070: LoneVVolf: enforcerpsu: It's way better than the bloatware memory hog that is Firefox.

Pale Moon says "Hi!"...

Hot damn, nother Palemoon user :)


*raises hand*

Just installed it on my home PC; pretty damn snappy...and, what?! 64-BIT CAPABLE?!?!?!?!?!?

MWAHAHAHAAHHAHAHAHHAH~!
 
2013-01-08 12:17:46 PM

LoneVVolf: enforcerpsu: It's way better than the bloatware memory hog that is Firefox.

Pale Moon says "Hi!"...


Forgot to say "gracias" to you. Palemoon 64-bit FTW~!
 
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