MsHuggys - 4:49 pm on Apr 28, 2010 (gmt 0)
People switch to Chrome because it is faster. I can give you an example. I use a stat program that is widely used across the web by many webmasters. My #2 site, revenue wise, is my my #1 site page number and traffic wise.
Because the #2 site is so large, I can't view the stats anymore in IE. It locks the browser up, on every machine I own. The stats are just too massive. This actually evolved over time, getting slower and slower to load, as I was rapidly adding pages, until it wouldn't load at all. I thought it was the stat program bogging down because there too much data. Turned out it was IE, the stat program was fine.
I actually use two stat programs and one doesn't tell me much, but loads quickly in IE. Since I switched to Chrome, the stats load quickly it the better stat program, every single time. After months of not being able to really evaluate trends, I am back on top of my game.
Desperate to crunch my visitor numbers, I heard Chrome was much faster than IE and decided to give it a try. That is why I came over. I was referred by another tech who had the same problem I was having.
If you are Joe Blow fooling around on the web, IE is likely fine. If you are running a business and time is money, Chrome is an excellent option. As I said, I think many of the Chrome users are business owners. We don't click ads a lot.