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Microsoft Edge is now more popular than Mozilla Firefox


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Last month, Microsoft's web browser Edge overtook Firefox and become the third most popular web browser, according to data published by StatCounter.

Edge now has a global market share of 3,4 percent while Firefox is at 3,29 percent. But Google Chrome remains the most popular and widely used web browser by far with 65,27 percent of the global market share.

I must say that I thought Firefox would remain the third most popular web browser for a little while longer, but it seems more and more people are starting to like Microsoft's new chromium-based web browser. But will anyone ever be able to dethrone Google Chrome as the most popular web browser? Right now, that does seem highly unlikely.

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  • Simon changed the title to Microsoft Edge is now more popular than Mozilla Firefox

If I have it right, Edge is the default browser on some cell phones, unless of course you choose to switch to another browser. Edge is default on my phone, but I wouldn't mind trying it on my tablet as well. As long as it's not a gigabyte hog obviously 

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15 hours ago, Ashley said:

Edge is the default browser on some cell phones

Yeah, mobile usage plays a huge part in these statistics. If you look at the data by StatCounter you can see that Samsung's own web browser that comes with their mobile phones and tablets could surpass Firefox soon. 

15 hours ago, Ashley said:

Edge is default on my phone, but I wouldn't mind trying it on my tablet as well. As long as it's not a gigabyte hog obviously 

I like Edge, I mostly use it on my desktop PC and it's really quick there without consuming too much memory.

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I never really used Mozilla-firefox, so aren't a big deal. I have used it many years ago when it was really different than on an XP system and remember being slow. I however use Chrome that is still very popular today more than other browsers. Edge does tend to copy Chrome you know, like extensions and how it works, yet more basic and fewer system resources it users. 

That's why I use it on my Gaming rig while streaming and gaming as it does not take much. End of the day people use what they want to use. 

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I would presume this is down to Edge coming pre-installed with Windows devices? I use Microsoft Edge as my secondary browser on my laptop but it's only for Microsoft Rewards. I do a couple of searches and tasks every day on it for the points then return to Chrome

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17 hours ago, Ash said:

I do a couple of searches and tasks every day on it for the points then return to Chrome

Why do you switch back over to Chrome, aren't those two browsers pretty similar these days?

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MetaHunter

5 years ago, I would've been shocked. But honestly, I use Chrome, Edge, and Brave. Haven't used Firefox in a long time and don't see any benefit to switching over. Edge is actually a very good browser IMO and I use it alongside Chrome to separate different tasks I'm working on. 

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On 8/3/2022 at 7:45 AM, MetaHunter said:

Haven't used Firefox in a long time

You should really give it a go again, the new Firefox browser is so much better than previous versions IMHO.

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12 hours ago, Simon said:

You should really give it a go again, the new Firefox browser is so much better than previous versions IMHO.

I'll have to check it out soon. I always loved the browser, but on linux I always ran chromium and windows its been edge, chrome and brave. I love what Brave is doing with the BAT, seems like a cool idea. 

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On 8/6/2022 at 10:54 PM, MetaHunter said:

I'll have to check it out soon. I always loved the browser, but on linux I always ran chromium and windows its been edge, chrome and brave. I love what Brave is doing with the BAT, seems like a cool idea. 

Brave is an interesting web browser for sure, I've tried it a few times but for some reason I never stick with it. And those cryptocurrency ads they run are also a bit annoying.

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On 8/7/2022 at 4:50 PM, Simon said:

Brave is an interesting web browser for sure, I've tried it a few times but for some reason I never stick with it. And those cryptocurrency ads they run are also a bit annoying.

If you go to Settings - Brave Rewards - there are settings to turn off or limit the amount of ads shown per hour. I have it set to maxed out for the tokens lol but I hardly ever see ads so I don't think many publishers are actually using it.. idk for sure it might just be me. I did download Firefox and will start using it to check it out since its been a long time.

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11 hours ago, MetaHunter said:

I did download Firefox and will start using it to check it out since its been a long time.

Nice, let us know what you think about it. 🙂

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