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Wouldn’t it be ironic if Chrome wiped out Firefox’s market share, ended up with 10-20% of the market and relegated Firefox to an Opera-like status while everyone else stayed with Internet Explorer?

I like Firefox by the way, I want to see it thrive because of its extensions like firebug and its standards compliance.

In the late 90’s Internet Explorer soundly beat Netscape. Now Netscape’s descendant who has been working tirelessly to gain marketshare for several years could be in jeopardy.

Do you think Chrome poses a real threat to Firefox?

Written by Chris Sutton

September 29, 2008 at 10:56 am

Posted in Technology, Thoughts, Web

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  1. I think it has a shot. Beating Firefox is not as hard as beating IE (in market share).
    Developers in general have good will with Google offerings so, if Google keeps Chrome easy to extend, we should see all those handy FF extensions showing up in Chrome too.
    Even if that happens the migration of users toward Chrome will probably take years to surpass FF. The FF developers may not get away with another putrid version as they did with 2.0.

    Sergio Pereira

    September 29, 2008 at 1:55 pm

  2. Like Sergio said, it has a shot–which saddens me a bit. I can see people that use FF more apt to adopt Chrome than IE users.

    Chris Missal

    September 30, 2008 at 8:41 am

  3. I believe this was to be expected. Most people using FF installed it on their machines. If Chrome offers them better quality than FF they will switch. (I am one of those that switched. I still use my FF but mostly I use Chrome. In the same time half of the IE users are still using IE6. They will most likely update their version when they buy another computer. Another share of IE is the corporation workstations. This is likely to be targeted by Chrome as soon as its version reaches 1.0 (current version –


    October 6, 2008 at 8:08 am

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