According to the latest figures released by NetApplications, Google’s own browser — Chrome — now has a 6.7% market share, which is a feat of great magnitude, considering it had zero prior to 2009. But why has Chrome suddenly become popular?
As a Google Chrome user myself, I have noticed the speed at which the browser loads pages. And my god, it is fast. Sometimes though, it is too fast and tends to become impatient, sometimes timing out very quickly forcing you to reload the page. Although it is an annoyance, it’s a very small one which should be fixed In future releases.
During the years when Internet Explorer was the only choice of web browser, we will forget Netscape for now… It seems that it has always been riddled with security issues. Something that Google have addressed as a priority.
Chrome is secure, by taking advantage of “sandboxing,” which isolates internet commands from the operating system and other applications and data. This makes it harder for hackers to infect you with suggested malware and spyware. Plus, due to Chrome’s low market share at the present time, hackers are less likely to hack the browser. Why would they if Firefox and Internet Explorer are far more popular?
Chrome is also immensely easy to use, It tries to be nothing more than just a browser. No fancy menu’s, slim toolbars for greater page viewing and easy bookmark management. Couldn’t ask for more (or less).
That is my three reasons why you should choose Google Chrome over Internet Explorer, if you agree or even disagree with any of the points made, please feel free to make some suggestions of your own in the comments below.
Source: PC World