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    Google Chrome

    Google are about to enter the browser market...

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    Official Google Blog: A fresh take on the browser

    It appears to be based on the same open source tech as Safari so we will have to wait and see if Firefox need worry..

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    It appears to be based on the same open source tech as Safari
    Oh dear.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Face-Man View Post
    based on the same open source tech as Safari
    ... which was derived from Konqueror's KHTML.

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    It appears to be based on the same open source tech as Safari
    I suspect google engineers can make a better job of it than apples hackers

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    Although the addition of a new browser is welcome, I have to seriously ask what are Google going to do differently?

    Safari doesn't have a great reputation in my book

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    To date Opera has been the best browser I've found. Safari seems to have a major slow down problem the more you use it. You have to clear the cache to speed it up again (surely the reverse of what a cache should do!).

    I've read, on ZDNET I think, that each tab will run in it's own process. It will also have a task manager and memory manager to manage these threads. It appears to almost be a mini OS to run the browser in...interesting!

    Also, I'm guessing it is at least in part based on the Mozilla engine as I read I line with Google thanking them and another.

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    IE8 tbh is impressing me right now but generally I love Opera.

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    They've taken parts from Firefox too. Tabs running in their own process seems good.

    Google can only be interested in more ways to extract money which is the worry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mark View Post
    Google can only be interested in more ways to extract money which is the worry.
    tbh ++ for me thinking too.

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    Competition is always good. The more browsers that are in use, the more need there is for proper following of standards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZeroHour View Post
    IE8 tbh is impressing me right now but generally I love Opera.
    Does IE8 finally comply with web standards? Coding webpages to work on both IE and any other browser is a complete nightmare. Code a page and Firefox, Safari or Opera will display it fine - IE will have a fit. If IE displays the page the rest have a fit!?!

    Enough of my IE bashing - what I'm really interested in is the idea that google have all but coded up a mini OS to run the web browser in. Could this be the future of OS's and Web Browsers?

    Could Google extend this to their own basic OS release. Run Google web browser with out any other OS installed, then use Google Apps for everyrhing - AKA Cloud computing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mark View Post
    Google can only be interested in more ways to extract money which is the worry.
    Here we go again with the Google conspiracies and paranoia

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    Quote Originally Posted by webman View Post
    Here we go again with the Google conspiracies and paranoia
    EH?

    Thats what google do as a business, find new ways to make money. They've been very, very good at it and its hardly a secret (conspiracy) or paranoia to state the obvious. They will use this as a way to make money, its just part of the information business model.
    Last edited by Theblacksheep; 2nd September 2008 at 05:38 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tmcd35 View Post
    what I'm really interested in is the idea that google have all but coded up a mini OS to run the web browser in. Could this be the future of OS's and Web Browsers?
    I think so, yes. Wow, just imagine how much simpler the life of a system administrator would be - all you would have to do is make sure each PC could boot and load up this self-contained browser OS!

    Run Google web browser with out any other OS installed, then use Google Apps for everyrhing - AKA Cloud computing?
    I'd aim for an OS that could also run "web server" based applications, so you could still have a usable stand-alone PC without a network connection, just have it synch your stuff when it does connect - or not, I don't know that I'm all that keen on Google having all my data to itself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZeroHour View Post
    IE8 tbh is impressing me right now but generally I love Opera.
    IE 8 consumes more RAM than Windows XP |Enterprise Desktop | Randall C. Kennedy | InfoWorld


    Slashdot | IE8 Beta 2 Fatter Than Firefox and XP
    eeek

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