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Firefox takes the lead in Germany (over IE)
« on: July 23, 2010, 03:47:25 PM »
I had no idea...just found out about it in an article actually about the rise of Chrome in Europe



found here:
http://www.clubic.com/navigateur-internet/actualite-354448-parts-de-marche-navigateurs-internet-europe.html

the next graph is for Europe globally:


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Re: Firefox takes the lead in Germany (over IE)
« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2010, 04:16:58 PM »
Wow, the Germans really don't like IE then ;D
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Re: Firefox takes the lead in Germany (over IE)
« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2010, 04:30:57 PM »
Always knew the Germans where smart people.....  ;D ;D ;D
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Re: Firefox takes the lead in Germany (over IE)
« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2010, 05:35:19 PM »
Kind of a shame that Opera does not have a larger user base.  Over the years it has had overall better track record as to vulnerabilities and response time to fixing vulnerabilities when they do occur.


Fx is also my default browser mainly due to features of several key extensions, and if not for these extensions then Opera would be my default instead of being secondary browser.

I do quite a bit of printing from web sites hence until Chrome provides page setup options/settings (as all the other browsers), cannot not really use even as a secondary browser.  Also on my systems Chrome is not much faster than Fx.  Maybe that's due to the tweaks I've applied to Fx:
http://www.dslreports.com/forum/r23524435-FireFox-Fx-v36-series-Speed-Tweaks

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Re: Firefox takes the lead in Germany (over IE)
« Reply #4 on: July 23, 2010, 05:44:09 PM »
Opera is a very good browser. But the lack of addons and configurability always brings me back to Firefox :)
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Re: Firefox takes the lead in Germany (over IE)
« Reply #5 on: July 23, 2010, 05:50:23 PM »
Opera is a very good browser. But the lack of addons and configurability always brings me back to Firefox :)

+1

Recently when there was a security vulnerability in IE , the German government intervened and asked people to use a different browser....

I wish a German developed a Internet browser because Germans have this knack of making things perfect, nearly perfect.

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Re: Firefox takes the lead in Germany (over IE)
« Reply #6 on: July 23, 2010, 06:16:23 PM »
yeah I admit Opera market share being so low is a shame. It's a very good browser indeed, faster than Chrome now (well on the benchmarks...), and it has "Unite". But again, they refuse to adopt an extension system; would be very limited anyway as long as they keep refusing to open the code. My guess is also that Opera is still suffering for having been a paid browser...made them have a rather bad reputation when Netscape and IE were free for ages... I don't even know when it became free..anyway, Opera is still the official browser of the French administration :)

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Re: Firefox takes the lead in Germany (over IE)
« Reply #7 on: July 23, 2010, 06:18:11 PM »

Recently when there was a security vulnerability in IE , the German government intervened and asked people to use a different browser....

they did the same with Firefox ;) (temporarily, until a flaw got patched)
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/03/22/germany_firefox_warning/

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Re: Firefox takes the lead in Germany (over IE)
« Reply #8 on: July 23, 2010, 06:27:38 PM »
Opera is a very good browser. But the lack of addons and configurability always brings me back to Firefox :)

+1

Recently when there was a security vulnerability in IE , the German government intervened and asked people to use a different browser....

I wish a German developed a Internet browser because Germans have this knack of making things perfect, nearly perfect.

The vulnerability in IE only affect versions 6 & 7. IE 8 is not included.

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Re: Firefox takes the lead in Germany (over IE)
« Reply #9 on: July 24, 2010, 04:22:41 AM »
Opera is a very good browser. But the lack of addons and configurability always brings me back to Firefox :)
IHMO Opera making a big mistake by not adding the ability to uses add-ons; and the Widgets don't even come close.

Have not read up as to all the changes made to Opera since to 10.x versions, but the 8.x and 9.0 versions one could to do quite a bit of customization if they learned how to use Opera's User JavaScript.  ;)

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Re: Firefox takes the lead in Germany (over IE)
« Reply #10 on: July 24, 2010, 04:30:05 PM »
Hi forum friends,

What I think is bad policy is that when you do not/cannot upgrade Windows OS you cannot use their latest IE version any longer. What about all the firms where the boss/staff chains his/their workers to an insecure Windows SP2 console?

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Re: Firefox takes the lead in Germany (over IE)
« Reply #11 on: July 24, 2010, 04:43:01 PM »
Opera is a very good browser. But the lack of addons and configurability always brings me back to Firefox :)

+1

Recently when there was a security vulnerability in IE , the German government intervened and asked people to use a different browser....

I wish a German developed a Internet browser because Germans have this knack of making things perfect, nearly perfect.

Iron is a German browser based on Chrome. ;)  http://www.srware.net/en/software_srware_iron.php

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Re: Firefox takes the lead in Germany (over IE)
« Reply #12 on: July 24, 2010, 06:09:50 PM »
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based on Chrome
...okay, we're talking development...not "mod" ;) ...any browser based on Chrome is still Chrome, not a new browser, whatever the modifications are...

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Re: Firefox takes the lead in Germany (over IE)
« Reply #13 on: July 24, 2010, 07:12:24 PM »
I had no idea...just found out about it in an article actually about the rise of Chrome in Europe

Me neither, but thanks for the very interesting info...!!
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Re: Firefox takes the lead in Germany (over IE)
« Reply #14 on: July 25, 2010, 02:43:56 AM »
But i think chrome is better,or to be more clear any thing google programs is the best like picasa,gmail,gtalk,google earth,their new os chromium ,and so on............
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