The level of competition between technology giants appear to be growing every year especially in the browser and operating system industry and no product seems to be taking the lead in this challenge other than Google Chrome. According to Net Applications, the Google Chrome Web browser showed impressive share growth of up to 6.1% in the month to March 2010 compared to Firefox’s 24.5% and Apple Safari’s 4.7%. The figures are even more impressive over the last six months of which Chrome has gained 2.55% of market share, against Firefox’s 0.45%, Safari’s 0.23 and Opera’s 0.20%.
While this latest increase in Google Chrome browser’s market share is being attributed to the successful launch of Google Chrome browsers for Mac OS X and Linux in the last quarter of 2009, the browser could yet get a further boost by the end of the year if the Chrome operating system OS – an upcoming open source operating system designed by Google to work exclusively with Web applications – lives up to expectation.
The Google Chrome OS is based on Linux and will run on specifically designed hardware. Announced on July 7, 2009, Chrome OS is currently running as Chromium OS, an open-source project that aims to build a fast, simple, and more secure computing experience for users. A stable version of the operating system is set to be released during the second half of this year. Meanwhile, interested partners and developers in the open source community are encouraged to submit ideas and proposals to the Google Summer of Code 2010 (GSoC) site pending the release of the first stable version of the operating system.
The following video shows how to download Google Chrome operating system without harming your computer.
Do you see any Web browser overtaking the Internet Explorer as the world’s most popular browser?
April 11, 2010 at 8:46 pm
Firefox, I believe is still #1 in the browser wars. Correct me if I am wrong, though! However, I think Chrome is lacking something that FF and IE have. Which is ease of use.
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May 19, 2010 at 8:49 pm
I also believe that Firefox is still the best browser, but Chrome OS may change the game completely when it is released.
July 17, 2011 at 10:29 am
The release date for Google Chrome OS was slated for June, 2011 and now I’m wondering whether it has been released or not. Google Chrome OS was tested on CR-48 notebook and was viewed as a competitor to Microsoft. I wonder whether the tough competition turned to its favor or not. It’ll take sometime for me to learn about this Linux based OS.
November 22, 2011 at 12:11 am
I love Google Chrome, luckily I have a very tech savvy friend who keeps my computer up-to-date with the best programs and browsers…when I see him that is. But I’m so glad he uploaded that onto my computer, I haven’t seen him in almost a year though, is there anything better or newer I should be using? I’m usually pretty good at updating it when it prompts me to.