20 votes

Usage Share Of Desktop Internet Browsers 1996–2019

10 comments

  1. [3]
    joelthelion
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    You'd think that with Firefox's recent improvements, the trend would improve somewhat... Unfortunately, what we're seeing goes far beyond technical issues. Chrome is benefiting from network...

    You'd think that with Firefox's recent improvements, the trend would improve somewhat... Unfortunately, what we're seeing goes far beyond technical issues. Chrome is benefiting from network effects (more and more developers only test on chrome), and massive advertising (Such as this infamous popup).

    If this continues, two to three years from now we'll have a chrome (blink) monoculture, which means that Google will have almost full control on new web features.

    13 votes
    1. [2]
      teaearlgraycold
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      If only monopolies were illegal in the US, this wouldn't be such a dire situation.

      If only monopolies were illegal in the US, this wouldn't be such a dire situation.

      12 votes
      1. dblohm7
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        I am surprised how many people do not actually understand this. On HN I had commented about this, and I received a follow-up comment from somebody saying, "I thought you were wrong, then I looked...

        I am surprised how many people do not actually understand this. On HN I had commented about this, and I received a follow-up comment from somebody saying, "I thought you were wrong, then I looked it up."

        2 votes
  2. [6]
    cmccabe
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    Come on, where is Lynx in that list?

    Come on, where is Lynx in that list?

    3 votes
    1. [5]
      mftrhu
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      If you look hard, you can see it hovering just above edbrowse.

      If you look hard, you can see it hovering just above edbrowse.

      1 vote
      1. [4]
        ainar-g
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        Holy hell, it's real. I think that deserves a topic.

        Holy hell, it's real. I think that deserves a topic.

        1. [3]
          mftrhu
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          'course it is. I wouldn't just go on the Internet and make up niche tools with an arcane interface that are not considered notable enough to be featured by Wikipedia. That would be silly. I might...

          'course it is. I wouldn't just go on the Internet and make up niche tools with an arcane interface that are not considered notable enough to be featured by Wikipedia. That would be silly.

          I think that deserves a topic.

          I might take a stab at it, unless you want to? I'm basically an archeologist these days, I collect this sort of stuff.

          1 vote
          1. [2]
            ainar-g
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            Please do post a topic! I've been improving my ed skills recently, so this is very interesting to me. Gonna experiment with it over the next few days.

            Please do post a topic! I've been improving my ed skills recently, so this is very interesting to me. Gonna experiment with it over the next few days.

            1. mftrhu
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              I'll see what I can do, either tomorrow or the day after that.

              I'll see what I can do, either tomorrow or the day after that.

              1 vote