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GameboyRMH
GameboyRMH GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
10/9/23 8:52 p.m.

In reply to Pete. (l33t FS) :

Chrome has somewhere around 66% total browser market share, the next most popular is Safari around 14% and the others are all under 5%. On Windows in particular Chrome's stranglehold is even stronger. Google has had more of a browser monopoly for almost decade now than Microsoft ever did:

Pete. (l33t FS)
Pete. (l33t FS) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
10/9/23 9:22 p.m.

How much of that is on mobile devices and how much is on computers?

 

The only "computers" I have that are infected with Chrome are Android tablets and one phone, because it was there and you can't do serious computing on a small device so it doesn't really matter.  I suspect this is where the majority of their market share is.

 

Either way, it isn't a monopoly.  There are plenty of options to use, on any device, except possibly a Chromebook smiley

GameboyRMH
GameboyRMH GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
10/9/23 9:52 p.m.

In reply to Pete. (l33t FS) :

There were options back when IE dominated as well, the browser wars were never about the number of options available. At the height of IE's monopoly, there were other browsers out there (one more popular than any of the alternatives that exist now), but only one could use ActiveX and BHOs and was widely compatible with all the web rendering quirks Microsoft had introduced.

Google hasn't introduced any rendering quirks or totally proprietary technologies but they've tried to pull some fast ones on privacy and the related web standards, and they're increasingly unhappy with ad blocking and YouTube ripping.

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