Thursday, March 22, 2012

The King is dead! Long live the King!

For one day, Chrome was the most-used browser, dethroning Internet Explorer.

The most interesting factoid to me, and one discussed briefly in the article, is that Chrome usage goes up on the weekends. One inference is that IE is becoming more and more a workplace browser, and individuals use so-called alternative browsers at home or where they have a choice.

Personally, I only use IE at work, because it just integrates better with some of our toolsets. On my work PC, I have all of the major browsers installed (IE, Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Opera) for cross-browser functionality testing. IE is my default browser due to corporate AD GPOs, but my personal go-to browser is currently Chrome.

I've vacillated between Chrome and Firefox over the years, but Chrome wins for now. I guess I've been captured by the GoogleBorg.


  1. I have issues with both IE and Chrome, so I'm sticking to Firefox... sigh

  2. My prime, and, in fact, only, beef with Chrome is that it does not obey target="_blank" properly. I cannot ALT-TAB between browser tabs, only windows, so until they fix that, I stick with IE.