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  • deanjo
    started a topic Google Chrome, is it a good thing?

    Google Chrome, is it a good thing?

    So with the beta out of Google's Chrome, I was able to take it for a test drive. That being said, it is still very young and crash prone so far. Now from a technical view, I see alot of potential in Chrome, but there are some things that bug me about the idea of Google putting out a browser.

    It's with mixed feelings that I accept Chrome, on the plus side, it's open source and it embracing HTML5, and threading and memory management is a needed improvement to todays solutions.

    But....

    There is something about a company that specializes in data harvesting that really really bugs me. I'm not keen on the idea of the #1 data resource on the net having a browser solution for their services. This does remind me a lot of how Hotmail used to be browser agnostic and over time would up being so tightly hooked into MS's products that using their online services became very dependent on running their software to make the most of it.

    Then there is also the fact that this might give too much leverage to google as well for current and presents standards. HTML5 for example still does not have a set codec solution that all supporters can agree on. Now I can really see Googles service such as YouTube becoming the bully on the block and forcing others to use what Google decides should be. for example. the codec standard.

    It just feels to me like we could be trading a bunch of monkeys for one 1000kg gorrilla.


    What are your guys thoughts?

  • energyman
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    google chrome sucks as does safari:
    http://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/...-bloke-reckons

    btw, people on the heise.de forums tried the test with konqueror - which had the best results....

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  • susikala
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    Even if you're not a conspiracy theorist, there's no reason to use Chrome if you mainly relay on Google as your search engine. It's worrying enough that Google gives money to the Mozilla Foundation, ensuring even more people use their search engine. I mean, what's the next thing, the Google Operating System?

    IceCat isn't all too bad, though.

    All in all, I don't think speed was ever Firefox's greater appeal. If you're looking for speed, there are plenty of excellent browsers that deliver information quickly (e.g. elinks). But if you want to use Adblock, Flashblock, and numerous extensions that make browsing comfortable, nothing beats Firefox.

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  • deanjo
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    and now this....

    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1229...googlenews_wsj

    Google = wolf in sheeps clothing

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  • deanjo
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    Originally posted by deanjo View Post
    Then there is also the fact that this might give too much leverage to google as well for current and presents standards. HTML5 for example still does not have a set codec solution that all supporters can agree on. Now I can really see Googles service such as YouTube becoming the bully on the block and forcing others to use what Google decides should be. for example. the codec standard.

    It just feels to me like we could be trading a bunch of monkeys for one 1000kg gorrilla.

    Well it looks like the first shots have been fired, straight at adobe and ms.

    http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/12...top/print.html

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  • deanjo
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    Originally posted by StringCheesian View Post
    "The other three guys" besides himself. That makes 4. Still a pretty small team, granted.
    Well he's to busy blogging

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  • StringCheesian
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    Originally posted by deanjo View Post
    Looks like google has a staggering team of 3 peeps working on the Chrome Linux port.

    http://www.aaronboodman.com/2008/11/...-on-linux.html
    "The other three guys" besides himself. That makes 4. Still a pretty small team, granted.

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  • jeffro-tull
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    wow. Gotta say, even with the few people (which doesn't surprise me), I expected it to be a little farther along that that.

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  • Thetargos
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    Hmmm... Interesting. When the port is done, I'll certainly give it a try.

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  • deanjo
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    Looks like google has a staggering team of 3 peeps working on the Chrome Linux port.

    http://www.aaronboodman.com/2008/11/...-on-linux.html

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