I read yesterday that Sony had completed a deal with Google to make Chrome the default browser in its PCs. This seems to me to be a big move since the historic domination of Internet Explorer could be largely put down to the fact that it is pre-installed and ‘just works’ (kind of anyway, yes I am biased).
This led me to check the browser statistics for uk2.net to see the percentage split with some interesting results. I had no idea that Firefox had gained so much market share with our users as the last time I looked there was only a small percentage using it and visiting our site.
A few of you may be thinking, ‘why change browsers anyway?’ or even ‘what other browsers?!’ click on this to go a useful little link to explain some possible reasons, however this is usually a contentious subject so I would stress please make up your own mind as always! (And of course the obligatory ‘UK2 isn’t responsible for the content of external links’ disclaimer is implied by clicking the link!)
Let us know your preference
If you’re a Firefox evangelist or staunchly pro Internet explorer let us know by replying on this post. It’d be enlightening to hear from any Chrome users how their experiences are using the UK2 site!
My own humble opinion is I prefer Safari on OSX and Firefox on everything else, mainly because Firefox is fast, customisable and follows web standards. Safari because it is noticeably faster than anything else I’ve tried, and I pretty much exclusively Mac based these days (Opera may have been faster, but it was a pain to block internet ads on, so I switched back).
To whet your appetite here’s the overview of visitors to the UK2 site that sparked this post.