Giant Bomb vs Tested: Browsers

I thought this was interesting. Chrome and FireFox traffic are flipped between Giant Bomb and Tested. The same goes for Safari and Internet Explorer traffic. Fascinating.

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Posted by gpbmike

I thought this was interesting. Chrome and FireFox traffic are flipped between Giant Bomb and Tested. The same goes for Safari and Internet Explorer traffic. Fascinating.

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Posted by BraveToaster

Chrome FTW

Edited by CptChiken

Wow, who'd have thought, people use the same browsers to look at different websites! 
 
Edit: oh shit i didnt see that they are different colours on each one... what a stupid think for a pie chart to do when comparing stuff!

Edited by AjayRaz

Tested users are awesome! Chrome kicks ass 

Posted by Azteck

Wait. 0.07% on Mozilla means that at least someone is using it. How the fuck is that browser even usable anymore? (Note: Mozilla, not Firefox)

Posted by Trace
@CptChiken said:
" Wow, who'd have thought, people use the same browsers to look at different websites! "
Look closer. I made the same mistake at first, too.
 
Very interesting stats. I still use Firefox because I love its add-ons, but for people who don't get any use out of those, I can totally understand switching to Chrome.
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Posted by CptChiken
@PsEG: yeah just noticed that, why when you are using charts to compair something would you use different colours?! it just makes them far more complicated than they need to be!
Posted by Trace
@CptChiken: It's just the way some systems auto-generate charts, assigning the same standard colors to the most popular, 2nd most popular, and so on. Unless it's something like Excel (which this sure doesn't look like to me), it's typically not easy to change.
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Posted by gpbmike
@CptChiken said:
" @PsEG: yeah just noticed that, why when you are using charts to compair something would you use different colours?! it just makes them far more complicated than they need to be! "
It's because those charts are on two different pages. They aren't side by side like that in Google Analytics.
Posted by beej
@CptChiken: and PsEG knows how to make some god damned charts.
Posted by fwylo

Chrome here.  Used to be on FF but it crashed too often for my liking.  

Posted by xMP44x
@Azteck said:
" Wait. 0.07% on Mozilla means that at least someone is using it. How the fuck is that browser even usable anymore? (Note: Mozilla, not Firefox) "
As far as I know, the Mozilla Compatible Agent is possibly SeaMonkey. Otherwise I am deeply, deeply alarmed.
 
I like Chrome, but my main browser is Firefox. Opera is brilliant as well. I'm also surprised to see RockMelt doing well - it's certainly not a very close beta, is it?
Posted by Azteck
@xMP44x said:
" @Azteck said:
" Wait. 0.07% on Mozilla means that at least someone is using it. How the fuck is that browser even usable anymore? (Note: Mozilla, not Firefox) "
As far as I know, the Mozilla Compatible Agent is possibly SeaMonkey. Otherwise I am deeply, deeply alarmed.  I like Chrome, but my main browser is Firefox. Opera is brilliant as well. I'm also surprised to see RockMelt doing well - it's certainly not a very close beta, is it? "
Oh, I see. But why would you? Surely it can't be as well supported as Chrome or Firefox is?
Posted by CharlesAlanRatliff

Tested peeps know what's up!

Posted by Gilsham

here you go I re-coloured the charts =P
Posted by Afroman269

People still attempt to go on this site through the PS3? Craziness!

Posted by Gilsham
@Afroman269: not really I have a blu tooth keyboard with a trackpad which works quite well
Posted by Slaker117

Completely random, but this is an interesting observation. Thanks for sharing.

Posted by ZombiePie
@gpbmike:  I am not represented on the pie chart for my AOL Portal usage. Your argument is invalid.
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Posted by melcene

When I started working at this particular office, I was specifically told "If you're going to mess around on the internet from work, at least use Chrome to do it."  So I do.

Posted by Daveyo520

I did use FF until recently when I switched to chrome.

Posted by Brenderous

14.39% of Giant Bomb users and 11.19% of Tested users are part of the problem.

Posted by buft

i cant go back to firefox after using chrome, the speed of the Chrome browser is awesome plus when im surfing and a page crashs i can still keep my other pages open

Posted by Foggen
@Afroman269: I try occasionally because I want to see if I can download HD H.264 video directly to my console.  Unfortunately the login system and the search box are completely broken on the PS3 browser.  I can't even use the mobile version of the site and sneak in that way.
Posted by xMP44x
@Azteck said:
Oh, I see. But why would you? Surely it can't be as well supported as Chrome or Firefox is?
From what I know, it runs a similar version of Gecko to Firefox 3.6. It probably is not as new as that in Firefox, but it'd be new enough to use the site. It would almost certainly not be enough to use the site to its fullest, but it is sufficient to probably use the site. After you raised your question I actually opened SeaMonkey (yes, I have it installed) to see quite how it worked with the site. The search bar has incredibly tiny fonts, and the buttons are the color they go when a browser is unsupported, but beyond that, it seems to work well enough. I have a massive number of browsers installed on my computer. SeaMonkey tends to be used by people who either want an all in one browser and mail client (though Mozilla do make Thunderbird and Firefox), or want the more familiar design of Firefox 2.0. The browser has a massive number of features but I dislike the interface to the point where I can't be bothered to toy around with it anymore.
Posted by Video_Game_King
@ZombiePie said:
" @gpbmike:  I am not represented on the pie chart for my AOL Portal usage. Your argument is invalid. "
Same with my Wii Opera usage.
Posted by Azteck
@xMP44x: Does it still have support for Flash? (Just curious since I thought that browser was beyond dead)
Posted by AlwaysBeClothing

I use both browsers but typically I'm viewing from Firefox.  I visit the whiskey sites in chrome when something in ff ain't work properly.

Edited by JJWeatherman

Tech savvy users use Chrome, and choosy moms choose Jif. 
 
Never forget those two things and you'll do well in life.

Posted by teh_destroyer

Thats pretty interesting, used to use Firefox a lot but for some reason Youtube and Giantbomb videos simply were blocked from my browser and I could not figure out why for the life of me. Switching to Chrome fixed that problem and I just fell in love with it. I find it awesome that it came pre-installed on my laptop.

Posted by xMP44x
@Azteck said:
" @xMP44x: Does it still have support for Flash? (Just curious since I thought that browser was beyond dead) "
Out of curiosity, I tried it to see for you. And yes, it actually does! I went to YouTube and watched a video, and there wasn't even the prompt to say I needed to upgrade my browser. It would appear that SeaMonkey actually uses a fairly recent version of the Gecko engine.
 
@JJWeatherman said:
" Tech savvy users use Chrome, and choosy moms choose Jif.  Never forget those two things and you'll do well in life. "
Ahem. I choose Minefield, because I like pre-release stuff. Chrome is nice and stuff, but I'll again point out its critical flaw for me: I dislike the font rendering in it. The browser war is so close that my reasoning actually can come down to how it makes my fonts look.
Posted by JJWeatherman
@xMP44x: Does it really have that problem too? I thought it was just IE. Damn IE wrecks fonts. 
 
I like my Chrome. Btw, Minefield sounds a lot like Canary Build.
Posted by xMP44x
@JJWeatherman said:
" @xMP44x: Does it really have that problem too? I thought it was just IE. Damn IE wrecks fonts. 
 I like my Chrome. Btw, Minefield sounds a lot like Canary Build. "
Allow me to sneer and introduce you to Chromium. :P
The most recent stable release of Chrome is 9.x, correct? Chromium is on 11.x. But it isn't a stable release, necessarily. Minefield makes me feel like a 1337 haxxor though, because when people ask what browser I use, I can say it's one that is not yet fully released to the world.
Posted by ViciousReiven
@Afroman269 said:
" People still attempt to go on this site through the PS3? Craziness! "
If you turn off javascript you can still watch GB videos with it, I watched over 80% of the Endurance Runs on it.
Posted by onimonkii
@ViciousReiven said:
" @Afroman269 said:
" People still attempt to go on this site through the PS3? Craziness! "
If you turn off javascript you can still watch GB videos with it, I watched over 80% of the Endurance Runs on it. "
when was this? i tried to use my ps3 to watch the ER when my video card died for some entertainment, and it was like an endless login loop, assuming it was a mobile browser and trying to get to the mobile version i didn't have access to.
Posted by ViciousReiven
@onimonkii said:
" @ViciousReiven said:
" @Afroman269 said:
" People still attempt to go on this site through the PS3? Craziness! "
If you turn off javascript you can still watch GB videos with it, I watched over 80% of the Endurance Runs on it. "
when was this? i tried to use my ps3 to watch the ER when my video card died for some entertainment, and it was like an endless login loop, assuming it was a mobile browser and trying to get to the mobile version i didn't have access to. "
I only said video, the rest of the site is broke as shit on the PS3, you can't even browse videos, I googled each episode by name.
Edited by TheGremp

The only thing that Firefox has over Chrome is the fact that everyone's so used to it.  I won't go on a rant about Chrome being faster because that would only end in contradiction, which doesn't count as an argument.  That being said, Chrome is cleaner visually and more appealing to the eye, and the toolbar is much more practical.  Take a look: 
 

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There's a few things you should notice...  First of all, the Chrome browser shows more of the page due to its smarter use of space.  It's worth noting that I even have Chrome set to show my bookmarks bar, and not Firefox.  Yet, the toolbar still takes up less space.  Not to mention that Firefox still has that crappy, box-like Windows XP design.  Add on the fact that the bottom toolbar is always visible for no reason, and you have a very claustrophobic browser on your hands. 
 
There's also the added plus that if one tab flips out and crashes, you simply reload that tab, and the other tabs are unaffected.  I remember raging so hard every time Firefox crashed because of just one tab.  It just felt silly.
Posted by JJWeatherman
@xMP44x: Yeah, I've known about Chromium. As far as I know though, Canary Build is actually relatively stable while Chromium isn't. I wouldn't use it.
Posted by buzz_killington

I visited the site once with the PS3 browser. It told me that the site needs IE6 or higher for optimal performance. 
 I have never used the PS3 browser ever since.

Posted by xMP44x
@JJWeatherman said:
" @xMP44x: Yeah, I've known about Chromium. As far as I know though, Canary Build is actually relatively stable while Chromium isn't. I wouldn't use it. "
I've never actually had any problems with Chromium when I use it. Plus, the recolored version of the Chrome logo just looks good.
Posted by Pie

I'm proud to be part of that PS3 slice. 
Also it would be really awesome if you could make it possible to login on the PS3. 
You would be making 0.37% of you audience (and possibly even more!) very happy!

Posted by MordeaniisChaos

It's kind of janky how close all of those numbers are. 
 
Also, Chrome is clearly what smart tech people use. /represent 
 
Even though technically I'm using RockMelt.

Posted by Daniel_Newton

The slightly more tech-savvy users use Chrome, yep, makes sense I guess. 
Also, what the fuck is "RockMelt"? That shit sounds dumb.

Posted by MisterMouse

hmm that is really interesting actually that those web browsers are flipped between the two sites.

Posted by iam3green

pretty crazy they're flipped. o well on that. i think firefox is a cool browser.

Posted by President_Barackbar

I never understood the "tech savvy people use Chrome" argument. What exactly does it do differently and why does that let me have a better browsing experience? I always tend to go with one browser until it starts pissing me off. I used IE up to IE 8. When it stopped working, I switched to Firefox. Firefox does everything I need a browser to do.

Posted by DeathbyYeti

people use the ps3 browser for more than porn? I think I am doing something wrong

Posted by gpbmike
@President_Barackbar
I never understood the "tech savvy people use Chrome" argument. What exactly does it do differently and why does that let me have a better browsing experience? I always tend to go with one browser until it starts pissing me off. I used IE up to IE 8. When it stopped working, I switched to Firefox. Firefox does everything I need a browser to do.
Interesting that you switche at IE8. That version is way way better than previous versions.
Posted by damswedon

If it weren't for the fact that Chrome is fickle as hell when it comes to image placing on Whiskey sites I could be done with Firefox. I feel like I'm giving my computer a big swig of Mercury every time I open it up.

Posted by PeasantAbuse

Unfortunately, I'm still using Internet Explorer.  I really should just switch to Chrome...
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