Posts Tagged ‘ google ’

Microsoft, Mozilla, Google Talk Browser Futures

Sep 23rd, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Technology

Representatives of big browser makers Microsoft, Mozilla and Google talk about the future of browsers, as developers decry browser incompatibility and ask what browser makers plan to do about it. The panel of experts talked about HTML 5, Canvas, Silverlight, IE 8, Google Chrome and Firefox at the Web 2.0 Expo.



CodeWeavers Ports Chromium to Linux and Mac OS X

Sep 17th, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Linux

CodeWeavers make a customized, commercial version of Wine called CrossOver Linux. and have been major contributors to Wine. (Wine allows Linux users to run Windows applications.) The company has successfully ported versions of Chromium–the open source core of Google’s Chrome browser–for Mac and Linux.



Blog: gOS 3 Google Gadgets Review

Sep 15th, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Linux

I think gOS 3 has some merits. Trying to free some of the Web applications from the browser sometimes makes sense. Adding WINE is also a plus for new Windows switchers. Having MP3 playback and Flash working out of the box is also helpful for newbies. Other than a few minor issues I didn’t have any problems running the system.



Microsoft defends IE8 ‘phone home’ feature

Sep 15th, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Products

Company managers also contrasted IE8 Beta 2’s “Suggested Sites” feature with the “Suggest” feature used by rival Google Inc. in its Chrome browser, saying that Microsoft’s browser requires the user’s explicit permission before it’s used. They did, however, acknowledge a bug that prevents the request from reappearing during reinstalls.



Firefox suffers Chrome’s bite

Sep 9th, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Products

A comparison of the past two weeks of traffic on Tectonic.co.za - a period that covers the launch of Google’s Chrome browser - shows that in the week of September 1 to 8 Chrome jumped from 0 percent of browsers used to an above-average 2.98 percent, largely at the expense of Mozilla Firefox.



Inside Chrome: The Secret Project to Crush IE and Remake the Web

Sep 5th, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Products

When Microsoft’s Internet Explorer and the codebase at the heart of Firefox were originally conceived, browsing was less complex. Now, however, functions that previously could be performed only on the desktop — email, spreadsheets, database management — are increasingly handled online.



Lab test: Google Chrome vs. Internet Explorer 8

Sep 4th, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Products

They’re back! Just when you thought the “browser wars” were over, with the two camps – Microsoft and Mozilla.org – settling in for a kind of intransigent détente, along comes Google to stir things up all over again. Clearly, Google is unhappy with the current state of browser geopolitics and feels it needs to roll its own.



Blog: The 5 most laughable terms of service on the Net

Sep 4th, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Technology

Nobody reads terms of service agreements, those legal documents new users have to click a box to say they’ve read. And the truth is, they hardly matter to anybody but the cyber-rights-now crowd and paranoid lawyers at large Web companies. But sometimes they go far beyond protecting corporate interests into la-la land.



Google backs down over browser amid privacy concerns

Sep 4th, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Products

Users who downloaded the search giant’s Chrome browser yesterday were asked to give Google a “perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide, royalty-free, and non-exclusive licence to reproduce, adapt, modify, translate, publish, publicly, perform, publicly display and distribute” any information they typed into a website.



Chrome: Google’s Anti-Browser

Sep 3rd, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Products

In a sense, Chrome is not a browser, it’s an anti-browser. It’s mission is to destroy the concept of the browser, and become a frame for other applications – or, more pointedly, a kind of “chrome” window. In other words, Chrome is the long-awaited Google OS, a way of running Web-based applications like Gmail, Google Docs and the rest. That Chrome’s default function is as a browser is almost a historical accident.