James wrote:Read up on this yourself. There has to be a reason why Chrome has risen so quickly and
while advertising is certainly a factor, most would dump it if it were not as good as it is.
I think part of the reason why Chrome has risen so fast in popularity, isn't just because of the massive
amount of advertising cash Google has spent to promote it, and not just because under the hood it is
speedy thanks to the WebKit rendering engine, but about third party software bundling.
Over the last several months, I've seen Chrome appear as a bundled extra with the installers of other
software packages I've installed. Piriform's CCleaner system maintenance app is one of many . . .
Given the fact a lot of people click Next - Next - Next, on software wizards without paying very much
attention to screens like the one above, with the checkboxes checked by default, it's rather sneaky.
Although there's an increasing installed base for Chrome, I wonder how many of these users stick
with it beyond the initial "Oh, what's this Google Chrome thing on my desktop?" before returning
to the browser they were using before, be it Internet Explorer, Firefox, or whatever?
Of course, even if these users decide not to stick with Chrome, it's been set as the default browser,
so when click on a web link from another app, or open a local HTML document, Chrome is fired up.
UserAgent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; rv:9.0.1) Gecko/20111221 Firefox/9.0.1 SeaMonkey/2.6.1 Lightning/1.1
SeaMonkey = Swiss Army Knife: It's versatile, reliable, and contains useful tools.
Windows Internet Explorer = Old Swiss Cheese: Full of holes, and it stinks!