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[#] Thu Nov 12 2009 22:45:02 EST from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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oh. hp to buy 3com:

Cool, now all 3Com products will be infused with that wonderful "HP ProCurve" technology! Oh joy, oh rapture!

[#] Thu Nov 12 2009 22:50:03 EST from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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anyone else notice that firefox is starting to totally suck?

Clearly this was all planned by Google moles in the Mozilla organization.
:)

I know what you mean, though, and I wouldn't classify it as "suck" *quite* yet, but it's getting there. They've got to resist the urge to keep tinkering with it. Just work on making it as light and fast and accurate as possible, and put *all* fancy features into extensions that can be unloaded. (Is there *anyone* out there who actually *likes* the "Awesome Bar" ?)

Chrome is probably the future, but I'm giving it some more time to bake before considering a switch. The good news is that miraculously, the second browser war was won by web standards rather than by any particular browser, so happily it doesn't matter any more.

[#] Fri Nov 13 2009 06:22:42 EST from fleeb @ Uncensored

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I've been using Chrome almost exclusively now for a very long time (possibly over a year).

I only switch to another browser when some other web site more-or-less forces me.

I've found Chrome to be very palatable.  You can make it look nice, and you can have it expose as little of itself (and as much of the web page) as is possible while still having UI widgets to use to manipulate the browser.  It does a very good job of rendering web pages, and it starts up quite fast... sometimes faster than IE, I suspect.



[#] Fri Nov 13 2009 07:49:59 EST from skpacman @ Uncensored

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sometimes faster than IE, I suspect.



Not sometimes. All the time.

I use Chrome almost exclusively as well. I only use FireFox if an app requires it and i've completely remove IE from my Win7 computer because even the 64-bit version of IE sucks.



[#] Sat Nov 14 2009 10:50:59 EST from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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I should mention that I'm running Linux (you knew that, right? <grin>). All they've made available to us at this point is the "Chromium" subset, which is an interesting technology demonstration but not really usable as a top-shelf browser. When they make the full Chrome program available for Linux it'll be time to play.

In other news, I have my laptop out this morning. The big one with the full size keyboard and 17 inch screen. After a couple of weeks using only the netbook, this is an interesting experience. It sure is nice having all of this screen real estate available again. And even though the big keyboard is more comfortable, the keys on this machine feel a little mushy.

But with the weekend here, no plans to go anywhere, and too much rain falling to do any yard work, I suspect I may spend more than a few hours at the computer.
And today I'd rather be around my family instead of sequestering myself in the cave.

[#] Mon Nov 16 2009 22:40:35 EST from Ford II @ Uncensored

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anyone else notice that firefox is starting to totally suck?

quite a while ago actually. something about memory leaks.

[#] Mon Nov 16 2009 22:41:46 EST from Ford II @ Uncensored

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bake before considering a switch. The good news is that miraculously,

the second browser war was won by web standards rather than by any
particular browser, so happily it doesn't matter any more.

Just you wait, chrome will lead to chrome os which will embrace and expand the web so they can build good client side apps.

[#] Tue Nov 17 2009 17:01:09 EST from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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You do know that there already is such a thing as "Chrome OS" right?

Google's hold on the Internet is quite vulnerable. Personally I think that if there is going to be a "new evil empire" it will be Facebook, not Google.

[#] Wed Nov 18 2009 19:06:49 EST from Ford II @ Uncensored

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Google's hold on the Internet is quite vulnerable. Personally I think

that if there is going to be a "new evil empire" it will be Facebook,

not Google.

I can't agree there, facebook will get bought when somebody thinks they have a way of making money or wants to buy the userbase.
I don't see how google is vulnerable, more that the ad industry will flower if they have a problem.

[#] Wed Nov 18 2009 22:57:41 EST from Dirk Stanley @ Uncensored

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I don't see Facebook as a serious threat to anything, other than a fancy/fun marketing tool.

[#] Thu Nov 19 2009 12:30:28 EST from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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Imagine all of the things "Microsoft Live Facebook" will force you to install if you want to continue keeping up with your friends.

[#] Thu Nov 19 2009 12:55:10 EST from arabella @ Uncensored

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Ask not for whom the bell tolls, it tolls fro thee, MSF



[#] Thu Nov 19 2009 14:18:12 EST from skpacman @ Uncensored

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MSF would ruin the internet...

You do know FB is hosted on an exceedingly large collection of linux hosts right? (or at least that's what i've read)



[#] Thu Nov 19 2009 16:02:08 EST from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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It may be run on Linux, but Microsoft still wants it. They already own 2.5% of the company. The only reason they don't own the rest is because Fuckerberg wouldn't sell it to them.

If sold, they would gradually move it to Windows, just like Hotmail. And then they'd force everyone to install Silverlight in order to access it.

[#] Thu Nov 19 2009 16:59:57 EST from Ford II @ Uncensored

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ask not for whom the bell tolls lest the toll bell for you. -- the sphinx

[#] Thu Nov 19 2009 17:30:35 EST from skpacman @ Uncensored

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*shudder* silverlight-backed facebook.....

kinda makes me want to hurl. i've never been a fan of silverlight, never will. just good-old flash for me, thanks.



[#] Thu Nov 19 2009 17:32:12 EST from fleeb @ Uncensored

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I suspect HTML 5 would be even better.

[#] Fri Nov 20 2009 05:36:31 EST from Ford II @ Uncensored

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I suspect HTML 5 would be even better.

if we're lucky, they'll only make it work in perl 6

[#] Fri Nov 20 2009 08:27:52 EST from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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HTML 5 ... they were forward-thinking enough to add a <video> tag, but squabbling by entrenched interests prevented them from declaring a minimum default set of (preferably open) codecs. How sad.

[#] Sun Nov 22 2009 14:45:34 EST from dothebart @ Uncensored

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what do you call forward thinking on adding 'video' 3 years after youtube came reality? i'd call this a hardly a catch up.



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