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For non-technical users: faster pages, account syncing, google name recognition and default searching. For technical users: V8, dev tools, better privacy, evergreen, frequent updates, tabs as processes, fast implementations of new specifications. There were many reasons that Chrome rapidly gained market share.

> better privacy

Pardon ? Its completely opposite, same with performance, try to open more than 100 tabs on firefox and chrome..

They're commenting on why "Chrome rapidly gained market share.", not commenting on the current situation.

How did Chrome have better privacy than Firefox at any point in the past?

Chrome's primary competition wasn't FireFox as they've never been anything close to a market leader. My post was about what features led to Chrome gaining such high market share, and their default privacy settings were superior to some other browsers.

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