why google chrome does not have to be better than firefox

Posted September 3rd, 2008 at 1:04 by Kaweh

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… to begin with, that is.

Most Firefox users are fiercly loyal. Many use it because it is safer than Microsoft‘s Internet Explorer, others use it because it offers an incredible range of add-ons and extensions. Regardless of what other products offer, it will be quite difficult to wean a longtime Firefox user off of Mozilla‘s browser.

Most internet users continue (misguidedly) to use Internet Explorer. Any successful new entrant into the browser market is bound to gain most of their market share by converting IE users.

Google Chrome is a good idea. Not because it is made by Google, but because any addition to the browser market is a good thing. If Chrome turns out to be better than at least some of its competitors, so much the better, as that will force the others to improve.

Chrome is offered for download directly via Google’s homepage. That alone will guarantee that it will appear on countless computers (Windows only for the time being) within a few days alone. The international media will undoubtedly contribute to the hype; The BBC’s video about Chrome is already their currently most watched video.

As time progresses and usage of Chrome increases, creative people around the globe will write or adapt add-ons and extensions to improve the experience. The open source nature of Chrome will also ensure that improvements and innovations will filter through to its competitors.

I somehow doubt that Chrome will be a bad browser. Wether it will be better than Firefox or not remains to be seen. However, as the browser market becomes a little more diversified and a few more internet users begin using a browser other than Internet Explorer, the net will become a better and safer place.

This post was written using Chrome.

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how to start mowing the lawn?

Posted May 18th, 2008 at 13:38 by Kaweh

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Somehow I don’t get round to it.

What am I doing wrong? No seriously!

Whenever I want to start, something else comes along, and whenever I have nothing else to do, I don’t find the energy to get out there and do it.

I also found this really good quality and cheap laptop on eBay, but some bastard sniped the thing from under my nose, just seconds before it closed. Oh well, more money for beer.

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ubuntu, tried, etc

Posted February 8th, 2008 at 18:34 by Kaweh

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I am tiring of linux at the moment.

Why is it that even with all the great development etc, it still is not as intuitive and userfriendly as Windows?

Yeah, it is safer, and cheaper, but much harder to get started with, which is a big entry barrier.

Anyway, I tried the bootable CD (great feature) and did not like it as much as I thought I might.

I am sticking to Vista for the time being.

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ubuntu (revisited, not)

Posted February 8th, 2008 at 3:37 by Kaweh

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Regarding Hugh’s question if I will try the new version of ubuntu I will have to say no.

I have a new computer that is used mostly for business purposes, and I do not want to experiment with it while everything works exactly as I want it to work.

Should I get my old laptop to do anything more than crash, I will gladly revisit Ubuntu.

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second life

Posted January 31st, 2008 at 3:15 by Kaweh

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I have joined Second Life, just to see what it is all about, and I have found it to be slightly boring. Anybody out there with any kind of experience?

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