Browser 2010 Results out:Google Chrome overtake Firefox to grab First Place,Safari Third,Internet Explorer Fourth…

It has finally happened. It took a little longer than anticipated, but Chrome has now passed Firefox as the browser most often used to visit TechCrunch. For the month of November, Chrome is number one for the first time, edging out Firefox 27.80 percent to 27.67 percent.

Back in early September, on Chrome’s second birthday, we noted that Google’s browser had been making huge gains over the past couple of years and was only about 3 percent away from passing longtime leader (again, in terms of browsing traffic to TechCrunch) Firefox. The quickly progressing Firefox 4 beta likely slowed Chrome’s march to the top a bit, but it couldn’t fully hold it back. Now the question is: can Chrome hang on?

Mozilla is slated to launch Firefox 4 early next year. So far, the update looks to be a big improvement both in terms of speed and functionality. Features like F1 (Mozilla’s experimentalsocial browser add-on) and Panorama, are sure to be hits.

Microsoft, meanwhile, is preparing to launch the initial release of IE9, a version of the web browser which finally seems ready to adhere to actual web standards.

And then there are the social browsers, which are coming around again: Flock and RockMelt. The difference this time is that both of these browsers are built on top of Chromium, the open source browser that Chrome is also built on top of. Previously, Flock was built on top of Firefox.

But Google isn’t sitting around doing nothing. The search giant has been refreshing their browser like it’s going out of style. About every six weeks we now get a new version of Chrome. The big changes are less common than they were a year ago, but Google still has plenty of stuff they’re working on.

The Chrome Web Store, for example, is about to launch. This will feature web apps that can be downloaded through Chrome. And while Google says that many of these apps should work fine in “modern browsers” (their cute way of basically saying “anything but IE”), you’ll still need to access the store through Chrome.

And then there is Chrome OS, which will launch in beta before the end of the year. It’s Chrome, but it’s also your entire operating system.

Here’s the breakdown of the big boys for the month of November:

  • Chrome: 27.80%
  • Firefox: 27.67%
  • Safari: 20.42%
  • Internet Explorer: 15.74%

What’s most surprising here may actually not be that Chrome passed Firefox, it may be how high Safari is. If Chrome has something to worry about, it might actually be Safari, believe it or not.

If you’re wondering how Apple’s web browser is so high on the list, remember that it’s the browser used on every iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch now. These devices boost Safari’s numbers by well over 10 percentage points. And if mobile traffic keeps growing the way it is, there’s a chance (just a chance) that Safari could even eclipse Chrome and Firefox as the top browser viewing TechCrunch. Since August, Safari has grown by two percentage points, while Chrome has gained just one.

Prior to this month, Firefox had been the number one browser visiting TechCrunch since at least late 2006, when we started keeping track of such stats. While IE was obviously the dominant browser back then (and still is number one overall), the Firefox usage shouldn’t be too surprising since those users tended to be more tech-savvy, and more likely to be reading TechCrunch. The problem for Mozilla now is that many of those same people are now using Chrome instead.

It has been a nice four-year run, Firefox, but we’re now in the age of Chrome.

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Company: Google
Launch Date: September 2, 2008

Google Chrome is an based on the open source web browser Chromium which is based on Webkit and powered by Google Gears.. It was… Learn More

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Company: Mozilla
Launch Date: November 9, 2004

Firefox is a Web browser created Mozilla Corporation. Since its release in 2004, the browser has become one of the most popular Web browsers in the market,… Learn More

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Company: Apple

Safari is a web browser developed by Apple. First released as a public beta on January 7, 2003 on the company’s Mac OS X operating system, it became Apple’s default browser beginning with Mac OS X… Learn More

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Google Chrome Operating System to replace Windows soon !!!

Will google chrome operating systems be the next

revolutional OS to replace the old Windows in future ?

From Android, google chrome
browsers and soon it Google will has an even bigger impact in the typical user’s computing experience.

Google now hopes to eat into the Operating System pie, rivaling Mac OS, Linux OS and big brother Windows OS.

One important thing to take note :
Google Chrome Operating System will aim to integrate everything onto it’s browser. that will be their selling point for their OS.

Instead of booting up the computer and running various applications to get your work done, the system instead would boot up to a browser. The browser would then connect to various applications in the cloud, and you would use the remote app for getting things done.

Please note the Chrome OS is a different product than the currently available Chrome browser, even though the Chrome OS will no doubt incorporate the browser product.

Chrome OS is set to target a few user group discuss below :

1) Business Offices

Imagine, working on documents and spreadsheets everything through a browser instead of the conventional install ones onto the computer terminals. For newer business office, Google Chrome OS will require less time to setup in terms of software.

Now, would you want to make any guess as to whose piece of pie that is stealing from? If you said Microsoft, you would be correct.

let us take a look at Microsoft business. Microsoft is the single largest desktop operating system in use today, and it will be found in most typical businesses. On top of that, those businesses will more than likely be running the Microsoft Office Suite.

So, by going to the Chrome OS and using Google Docs, Microsoft is losing out on both of their flagship products – the OS and the Office Suite. And at potential 60% loss, it has Microsoft scrambling.

Scrambling, that is, to embrace cloud computing. If you remember, Microsoft was slow to the browser game but soon made up time by packaging it with the OS. And now Microsoft is doing the same for cloud computing. In March 2010, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer had this to say about the paradigm:

About 75 percent of our folks are doing entirely cloud based

or entirely cloud inspired; a year from now that will be 90 percent.

Wow, quite an endorsement from the desktop king. And it shows not only that Microsoft considers the cloud as a very reasonable alternative for desktop software, but also that they believe their future lies in it. The question now is this – will Google beat them to the punch and walk away with the majority of their customer base?

2) Public Computers

Computer systems located in the public areas like shopping centers, libraries and even hotels will be google’s next targetting group.

Without the ability to easily run local applications, the system would be more secure. And it would be potentially more secure for the end user as well.

You could literally work on a project at your desk or on a public computer on vacation and there would be no real difference.

All of your material would be there at hand when you login, and it would all go away when you log out. The days of having to file a file back at the office would become obsolete.

3) Home Workers

The home worker, or telecommuter, could take advantage of the Google OS in

correlation with cloud based computing to be a productive business participant. Since there would be literally no difference between a worker in the office and a remote worker, businesses can leverage offsite employees to a higher degree than was possible before.

And even in the case of specialized software, a large number of these already run on a browser, making it easy to distribute in an offsite work paradigm with little or no modification.

4) Low Cost Computer Users

The Google OS, since it has a minimal computing footprint requirement, would work great on a lesser-featured computer. The cost of storage and system backup is practically removed for the average user, and such an OS could boot up from a small solid-state drive. The end result is computers that are lighter, cheaper, and faster. Even the average netbook of today is almost over qualified for running such an OS.

This ease of computing hardware requirements could find itself in low cost tablets quite easily, which would open up many areas of computing that are stifled now.

For example, a solid surface tablet that could be sealed from dirt and cheaply manufactured could be a natural fit for school kids. Of course, when (not if) a child loses or breaks theirs, a quick replacement gets them back up and running without any kind of loss.

5) Facebook User

Facebook is big. Actually, with over a half a billion users it is huge. And yet many of

those users are the average person with a home computer that use it for very little more than Facebook, Email, and online shopping (Hi, Mom!).

Of course there are exceptions, but a browser based OS would be a natural fit for the majority of these types of users.

Being inherently more secure would be a big plus, and the ease of use for first time users (you know, grandma and the gang) would get them up and running without the free support calls from friends and family.

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What is the meaning of google ?

Googol is the mathematical term for a 1 followed by 100 zeros. The term was coined by Milton Sirotta, nephew of American mathematician Edward Kasner, and was popularized in the book, “Mathematics and the Imagination” by Kasner and James Newman. Google’s play on the term reflects the company’s mission to organize the immense amount of information available on the web.”


is indeed derived from Googol

Yes, that is 100 zeros!

Google is the most popular search engine on the planet, so much so that its name has become a verb. (As in, “to google.”) The term “google” was originally “googol,” a term meaning the number “1” followed by 100 zeroes, created by prominent mathematician Edward Kasner. It was meant to represent “a really, really big number,” which is the amount of information Google is supposed to be able access.

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