Google Chrome released for Mac and Linux

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  1. dragonbite

    dragonbite Well-Known Member

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    And to tie in with the Ask DACS question last night at the General Meeting...
    Still available will be the Google Chromium edition, which is open source and is used for development that goes into Google Chrome when it is deemed stable enough!
     
  2. dacs96ed

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    :| I tried it on my new Mac but was not impressed except for the speed.
     
  3. dragonbite

    dragonbite Well-Known Member

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    Isn't Safari supposed to be pretty fast and all? I always thought there wasn't much need for Chrome in Macs, compared to Windows and Linux.
     
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    Yes, one of the reports I read said Safari edges Chrome in terms of speed.

    Not that it really matters, I don't trust Google and after Google CEO Eric Schmidt's remarks on privacy the other night I'm not likely to touch Chrome with a ten meter cattle prod.

    Even Mozilla's Asa Dotzler is suggesting that Firefox users switch to Bing for search:
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    The second link is 404, but the first one is interesting.

    I wonder if anything is going to come from them having their code open-sourced and when people get into figuring out what it is all doing!

    I hope Firefox can make use of some of the code though.
     
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    That;'s weird, anyway here's Dotzler's original blog post:
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    The comments and Asa's responses are interesting reading.

    And here's Computerworld's version of the story on Mr. Dotzler's remarks complete with a video clip of Schmidt's comments:
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  7. dragonbite

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    On the one side, isn't it something we already knew, that if you put it online it never goes away and if you don't want something to be known (or more specifically, to come back and haunt you) then don't put it on the Internet?

    I mean, on one side I understand that CEO of the worlds largest search engine saying that doesn't look good on the privacy front but if it were just anybody saying that, how many people would agree?
     
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    True but, that's not the main issue here... Issue of on-line privacy isn't as simple as what people should or shouldn't be doing on-line. In fact that's a side issue, the real issue is the data that Google collects and what they do with it... Most people have no idea that Google retains your emails and chats when use Gmail or Google talk or how they link search results with your other Google services to build the broadest possible targeted advertising profile for you.

    Everyone seems to think Google is their best friend... They're not and Schmidt's remarks should make that clear to everyone. I use a number of Google service including adsense and web master tools but I do it with the full understanding of what their privacy policies are.
     

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