[windows2000] Re: Google announces Chrome Browser

  • From: "Greg Reese" <gareese@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 2 Sep 2008 10:27:36 -0500

if we had stuck with mosaic, we wouldn't be in this mess. i want a text only
browser.  ditch the flash and multimedia.

On Tue, Sep 2, 2008 at 10:13 AM, Ray Costanzo <ray@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> You're right.  There's not any chance.  I like that proverb!
>
> I predict that Google has a goal of making this browser bootable.  In
> their modern-day-green-screen world, all one needs is a dumb terminal
> with a browser.  And so the cycle continues....  Dumb client + smart
> server, smart client + smart server, smart client + dumb server, repeat,
> repeat, repeat...
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: windows2000-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> [mailto:windows2000-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Sorin Srbu
> Sent: Tuesday, September 02, 2008 11:05 AM
> To: windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [windows2000] Re: Google announces Chrome Browser
>
> Ray Costanzo <> scribbled on Tuesday, September 02, 2008 4:44 PM:
>
> That's a nice thought and I second it, but as all utopian things, it's
> never
> gonna' happen... Not in mylifetime anyway.
>
> You know how the proverb goes; the good thing about standards is that
> there are
> so many to chose from... 8-)
>
>
> > This really gets my goat.  Yet another freaking browser is NOT what
> the
> > world needs.  What the world needs is one common rendering engine that
> all
> > browsers can share so that your browser decision would be based on the
> > ancillary features.  Let me choose Firefox because I can have a cat
> theme,
> > or let me choose IE because it is easily managed by group policy.  But
> make
> > it so that the actual interpretation and rendering of the html and css
> are
> > performed by the same component.
> >
> >
> >
> > Yeah, I know, then who creates this component and maintains it?  Well,
> if
> > the W3C thinks they get to decide everything, let them write it and
> give it
> > out to anyone who wants to create a browser.
> >
> >
> >
> > From: windows2000-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > [mailto:windows2000-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Jim Kenzig
> > http://thin.ms
> > Sent: Tuesday, September 02, 2008 8:49 AM
> > To: THIN; windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > Subject: [windows2000] Google announces Chrome Browser
> >
> >
> >
> > To be available in about 19 hours
> > http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2008/09/fresh-take-on-browser.html
> >
> >
> > Looks like the download placeholder is here:
> > http://gears.google.com/chrome/?hl=en
> >
> >
> > Jim Kenzig
> > Blog: http://www.techblink.com
>
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