[windows2000] Re: Google announces Chrome Browser

  • From: "Sorin Srbu" <sorin.srbu@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 3 Sep 2008 08:47:49 +0200

Greg Reese <> scribbled on Tuesday, September 02, 2008 5:28 PM:

Well, let's not overdo it ;-)


> 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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