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December 16, 2008

Chrome trumps Firefox on Google Pack

Google Chrome recently got promoted to version 1.0 and dropping the beta label. At the same time, it also got another promotion on Google Pack, pushing back FireFox down as the default web browser.

The list on the new Google Pack has Chrome “checked” by default and FireFox “unchecked”, displacing the latter in just less than 3 months after it was first revealed {via}.

This isn’t surprising and I’ve sort of expected this to happen (though not this soon). We even saw how FireFox ran to Yahoo! for some help.

Google will not completely remove FireFox from Google Pack nor totally stop promoting the browser as there’s still money to be had between the browser toolbar and the default search. Google even used to pay $1 for every Firefox referrals installed. The Google-Mozilla partnership generates hundreds of millions of dollars in ad clicks annually.

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18 Responses to “Chrome trumps Firefox on Google Pack”

  1. emben says:

    oh, i need to install the new version

  2. BigBird says:

    not that stable pa!

    Firefox muna me. no very useful plug ins yet!

    BTW Firefox 3.1 dami pa bugs.

  3. Kenneth
    Twitter: kmendoza
    says:

    Better stick with a stable release of both browsers. :-)

  4. sylv3rblade
    Twitter: sylv3rblade
    says:

    I think the next time we’ll be seeing Chrome in the news is that it’s been included on the preinstalled packages of OEM machines from Dell and the rest of the big names.

  5. Currently using chrome and loving it. I should install the updated version.

  6. Still using firefox, mejo di ako sanay s chrome e, chka parang mabagal sa kin ang chrome compared sa firefox.nireview ko both browsers sa site ko [url]http://electromagneticpopcorn.blogspot.com[/url].
    Nice post sir ^___^

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  7. still using firefox. nireview ko ung both browsers sa site ko, and i think ill go for firefox muna

  8. I still prefer Firefox. Chrome lacks vital features that I need, such as Print Preview.

  9. Snow
    Twitter: http://snowhepburn
    says:

    Nice info about Google Chrome but I still prefer Mozilla Firefox though…Firefox is much faster to load… ^_^

  10. jarod_0122 says:

    Been an Opera user for years. Keeps getting better and better.
    FF kept on crashing on me. I dont know why?
    At this point in time Chrome doesnt suits me.

  11. jhay says:

    Just updated to the version 1 of Chrome, loving it so far.

  12. hey jhay! follower ka din pala ng yugatech huh, haha! it’s Carlo, Polsci class 2008, how’s DLSU-D? ^o^

  13. virusfreee says:

    I’m happy with Chrome.

    Firefox always restarts on my system. damn.


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    http://www.globesucks.com

  14. very fast, simple, user friendly and I love it. cheers to chrome

  15. Erik says:

    google chrome user here.. its better than firefox simple and friendly user.. annoying pop up ads will be blocked ..

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  17. Karenina says:

    I am using google chrome on my blog and its really good. It runs and loads fast. =)

  18. Ham says:

    I’m a chrome and firefox user… Yes chrome is better and faster than the other browser today. I’m not yet convinced that chrome is the best browser, for me Firefox is still the best just because of their extensions and add-ons. So if chrome can beat or surpass Firefox extensions and add-ons then I’m convinced. :D

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