Consolidated Business & Enterprise Computing Rant Thread

Discussion in 'Business & Enterprise Computing' started by elvis, Jul 1, 2008.

  1. PabloEscobar

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    Whats remarkable about it?

    Your business is knowing selling adverts
    you know a lot about your customers, because you know what they are searching for using your search engine.
    you want to know more about your customers, so you need persistence, they all use a 'web browser' so making a web browser seems like a logical choice.

    you've poached a bunch of devs, and you've got some smart internal guys who want to shake up the web browser market
    you've now got a web browser to a shippable state and need market share - a reason for people to switch.

    You own the most visited site on the internet.
    You buy the most popular non porn, internet video site
    you release your own browser
    you make aforementioned internet video site run like ass in all other browsers.
    Instant market share.


    I was a big fan of it. Mouse gestures are amazing.
     
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    The extent of market share is impressive. Youtube is the main reason, you say - interesting.

    Going by my selective memory - I recall early Chrome's drawcard and marketing being speed and efficiency, clean and simple. Coupled with device sync, which was a pretty powerful incentive.
     
  3. tensop

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    i think google managed to grab the market by slapping their google chrome browser links+adverts on the front page of google's search engine
     
  4. looktall

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    Simple integration with all Google services keeps the great unwashed happy.
    SSO for browser, email, video, storage, photos, mobile, social media (until recently anyway), etc.
     
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    elvis Old school old fool

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    Efficiency - depends how you interpret that. Chrome was always known as a memory hog, even in the early days.

    But speed, yes, that was always the marketing. Chrome got pages rendered faster, and dominated javascript benchmarks. Every single bit of hype around the browser was about speed, until Firefox and co put substantial effort into their engines for the same result.

    Chrome was also one of the earliest browsers to offer better SMP/SMT, which again blew out it's memory footprint even more, but certainly pushed ahead in the "the browser is now the OS" concept for a lot of users.
     
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    ok, this is testing my patience now... LNP ads :O

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    I almost think I liked it better when the government didn't understand the Internet. At least they stayed off it.
     
  10. PabloEscobar

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    You know what IE6 and active X never did...
    Deactivated all the plugins for all the people.

    #OpenSauceWerks
     
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    Actually it was the Mozilla Orginization which is a corporate entity that didn't maintain the certificate / infrastructure for the plugin delivery, just another example of corporate in ability to do things properly, luckily MS is now embrassing FOSS and it will be done properly. :thumbup:
     
  12. looktall

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    So what you're saying is that Microsoft has now become the standard that FOSS should look towards.
     
  13. PabloEscobar

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    I herd they did it on purpose, to force everyone to enable 'studies' to allow them to mine and sell user data more efficiently.
     
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    They were simpler times? everyone assumed things were being done for the good of the internet. Until security and privacy concerns started making front page news and governments getting involved.
     
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    Absolutely, its hard to find a single thread complaining about MS products and services in the forums.
     
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    Produce a plugin that wasn't a massive security hole?

    Produce a plugin that wasn't a blatant case of vendor lock-in or a walled garden?

    Produce a plugin that worked on mobile or any other W3C standard device?
     
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  18. NSanity

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    Yeah, those plugins still work tho.
     
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    Sure, so does Windows XP. I wouldn't use it in production either.
     
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    I'm glad we agree on the use of firefox then

    ;)
     

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