Info: What browser are the fanatics using these days?

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  1. ChrisMWilliams

    ChrisMWilliams Publisher
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    I know that a lot of you guys are interested in stuff like this........

    Stats are from the last calendar year. And the most popular browser used on CF is........

    Internet Explorer as 27.99 percent of you are using it.

    2) Safari at 23.71 percent

    3) Chrome at 22.35 percent

    4) Firefox at 14.96 percent

    5) Android browser at 7.01 percent
     
  2. 3TrueFans

    3TrueFans Well-Known Member

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    For shame, Fanatics.
     
  3. CyArob

    CyArob Well-Known Member

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    So 28% of people are on while at work.
     
  4. Daserop

    Daserop Well-Known Member

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    yep!!!
     
  5. zumbro clones

    zumbro clones Active Member

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    Surprised that Firefox isn't higher.
     
  6. ojoe2317

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    Shocked this many folks are still using IE. I haven't used IE in maybe . . . ever.
     
  7. Ames

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    It should be 100% Chrome.
     
  8. 1100011CS

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  9. BBHMagic

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    I had always used IE until people told me it sucked and that Chrome was way better. I switched to Chrome and could barely use the internet anymore because it was constantly stopping or saying Flash had crashed. I switched back to IE and everything is faster and works. I've tried reinstalling Chrome but it never works as good as IE.

    Is there something wrong with my computer or is the hype for Chrome just hype?
     
  10. ojoe2317

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    10011CS, are you implying I've never worked a day in my life? :smile:

    Seriously, though, do this many people work on a computer where they can't download another browser?
     
  11. Tre4ISU

    Tre4ISU Well-Known Member

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    If you Safari users had any brains, you would have downloaded chrome by now.
     
  12. 3TrueFans

    3TrueFans Well-Known Member

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    PEBKAC
     
  13. ISUCyclones2015

    ISUCyclones2015 Well-Known Member

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    Opera? Come on....
     
  14. GMan

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    Not surprised IE is that high. However, I am surprised Safari is that high. I use Firefox.

    Yes Chrome is good, but the other browsers are just fine.

    BBHMagic, it must be your computer. Chrome should not perform that much worse than other browsers.
     
  15. Trice

    Trice Well-Known Member

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    Likewise. But as someone else mentioned, I have to assume IE numbers are so high because it's through corporate internet.

    I like Chrome, but I've got my Firefox set up just right and there's a lot of stuff I can't duplicate in Chrome. So I haven't switched.
     
  16. CtownCyclone

    CtownCyclone Well-Known Member

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    Believe it or not, some companies give their IT departments plenty of powers that they use to lord over us poor unfortunate souls. I'm forced to use IE8. Which means half the pages I visit give me an error saying my browser is unsupported.
     
  17. 1100011CS

    1100011CS Well-Known Member

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    If you work for a bigger company(Wells Fargo, Principal, etc) with an IT department most likely they have you locked down.
     
  18. Farnsworth

    Farnsworth Well-Known Member

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    Count me as another stuck with IE at work, Chrome at home.
     
  19. Clones21

    Clones21 Well-Known Member

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    IE all day everyday.
     
  20. ISUCyclones2015

    ISUCyclones2015 Well-Known Member

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    Here is a tip for you people in huge companies with IT that has a ton of power. If you're on Windows 7 try downloading the file and clicking "run elevated", that is sometimes an option. Put in a BS reason for running elevated and BAM you got yourself a new browser.

    Also it isn't the IT's fault, we would love to put everyone on something else but if you're company uses something like Kronos, then you're screwed. Kronos is hardly ever updated.
     

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