I use Vito, my burly Italian cousin browser. It promotes adoption by dropping by other browsers and making comments such as "nice cascading stylesheets you have here, it would be a pity if something were to happen to them". Expect it to rise in the rankings quite quickly.
Firefox went from a small, fast browser to a memory hog.
True, dat. I'd switch to something else but I can't yet be bothered rebuilding my bookmarks list.
You can import them into most other browsers, surely?
Hmm. I should check that, but either way, I wouldn't know what to switch to.
I can't think of any of the major browers that won't cannibalise the others bookmarks upon installation.
PC Gone Mad? Don't worry, I'll sic me Mac on it. (sic)
I'm feeling a bit out of touch that I hadn't seen this before.
I'd guess a fair number of the Safari users are simply the same as many Windows/IE users; it's the default and it's not actually terrible (not that that affected pre-IE 7 use, anyhow...) My quite tech-savvy parents use it, just because it's there. My younger brother has installed and uses Firefox on the same computer. Hasn't moved them an inch. Habit is everything.
User stats by country are always just a little weird; fanfiction.net (don't judge me!) does quite a nice user stats breakdown and when I've checked occasionally my profile page gets a couple of hits a month from places like Oman. And I promise you, if they're arriving there searching for porn, their porn-google-fu is non-existent.
Why I recommend Chrome for everyday browsing:
If you're especially keen you can read about their design decisions in comic form at http://www.google.com/googlebooks/chrome/.
I still use Firefox for dev stuff though.
I'm a Safari user: I prefer it to Firefox, and I haven't really had a good enough look at Chrome for Mac, which came a long time after the Windows version. Safari 5's belated support for extensions means I only launch Firefox for the web video that's really hard to grab.
This you must understand, is a weekly task for me, and one covered by the fair dealing provisions of the Copyright Act. I really am copying for purposes of criticism and review, using RealPlayer Downloader, Click2Flash (useful right-click menu on YouTube) and my new favourite, the YouTube Downloader extension for Safari, which adds a button to every YouTube page that, when clicked, offers every resolution and file type available, sometimes up to 1080p .mp4.
(I cannot stress strongly enough that if you attempt this activity without being a professional critic or reviewer, you will be tried in copyright court, and you will go down. Possibly as far as Hell.)
I've recently moved to Firefox 3.x series from 2.0.0.xx (everything is incompatible given time), and it's a crashy POS in comparison.
Or possibly it's just the new Flash 10, which came at the same time. Must strip a few things from the noscript whitelist again.
Yay for linux, four years in and I've finally found a program that crashes (other than wine), and I have three alternatives available without resorting to package-hunting. 8]
At home, I use the Chrome beta for Linux alongside the nightly dev builds of Chromium. The difference between the two is amazing. The nightly builds have been blazingly fast lately.
But at work I'm using Chrome on a Windows Server 2008 system. Must read hard news at home. :-)
Or on my Android phone. I can see the flash content now, if there is any, with Android v2.2 on my Nexus One.
It will be in your stats.
Hey Steve: did you get froyo (2.2) with the device, on OTA update, or did you use an unofficial download?
Have had no OTA update and considering the unofficial route
So, there seems to be four of us using Opera. I had a good look at Chrome when it first arrived and was struck by its speed and the separated processes for each tab. I had a dig around in its guts and saw a fledgling OS, albeit one based on Cloud computing. I still have Chrome as my default browser, it's so damned snappy it's silly to use anything else for opening .html files (Bank acknowledgements saved for reference for instance)
However, Opera has got me with its features, server, built in mail client, notes (for saving quotes with an automatic link back to the page they came from) Contacts list/address book, Voice control (which I never use) and many more goodies. Oh, and it had tabs before anyone else too. And it's totally customisable and ...and...