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Old 09-03-2008, 11:35 PM   #16
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I don't see the fascination, to tell the truth. I may have used google once or twice in the past several years, but I can't remember when or for what. OTOH, I use yahoo search many times daily. To each his own, I guess.
That is the thing, I don't see the fascination either I think I just got carried away with the hype.

Trying out yahoo now and the search results are pretty good. I think I will use it for a while and see how it goes
 
Old 09-03-2008, 11:56 PM   #17
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That is the thing, I don't see the fascination either I think I just got carried away with the hype.

Trying out yahoo now and the search results are pretty good. I think I will use it for a while and see how it goes
I think the yahoo page is too cluttered with stuff I'll never use, googles is nice and simple
 
Old 09-04-2008, 12:00 AM   #18
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I think the yahoo page is too cluttered with stuff I'll never use, googles is nice and simple
I will have to agree with that. Although, searching from the Browser's search engine field fix that. And there is this I just found too:

http://www.hotbot.com/
 
Old 09-04-2008, 12:44 AM   #19
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I think the yahoo page is too cluttered with stuff I'll never use, googles is nice and simple
I can understand that, but I use my.yahoo for my homepage, and have stocks, weather, comics, news, mail reader, etc. Oh, and a search engine.
 
Old 09-04-2008, 01:12 AM   #20
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I don't get it, are they suddenly "the good guys"?

Webkit is hot.

If Google's Chromium for Linux/BSD turns out to be a good (and free) browser, what would stop anyone from removing all the google trademark parts (why are they even building this)?

Looking at their page, it's still far from finished though:
http://dev.chromium.org/developers/h...ructions-linux

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Old 09-04-2008, 03:36 AM   #21
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I don't get it, are they suddenly "the good guys"?
Nope, they are just microsoft replacement, IMHO. Another huge corporation, just using another way to earn money.
 
Old 09-04-2008, 10:16 AM   #22
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BEWARE of Google!!!

Hi everybody.

ATTENTION!! Everybody who wants to use google's new & shiny web browser must read VERY carefully its EULA.
Some very unfriendly statements can be found there
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Originally Posted by Google Chrome EULA
By submitting, posting or displaying the content you give Google a perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide, royalty-free, and non-exclusive license to reproduce, adapt, modify, translate, publish, publicly perform, publicly display and distribute any Content which you submit, post or display on or through, the Services.
Also I advise everybody to read the following article and its user comments. The title is a bit too aggressive and misleading, but I still recommend everybody to read it.
 
Old 09-04-2008, 10:33 AM   #23
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Google Inc. (GOOG) has changed part of the user agreement for its new Internet browser, Chrome, the BBC reported Thursday on its Web site. The initial end-user license agreement, or EULA, claimed rights over "any Content which you submit, post or display on or through" the browser. Google reworded the agreement Wednesday, one day after Chrome's launch, leaving those rights in the hands of Chrome users. A Google in-house lawyer said the company's user agreements were reused and that the initial claim was an oversight. The amended text suggests users "retain copyright and any other rights" they already hold on the content they submit or display using the browser.
Full story at http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/7597699.stm
 
Old 09-04-2008, 11:03 AM   #24
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Thanks popwich for being more up to date.
The thing is, that the old EULA still shows in what manners can google be dangerous.
 
Old 09-04-2008, 11:05 AM   #25
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I doubt many would disagree that google has access to A LOT of information, but that's not going to stop me from tinkering with their web browser. If nothing else it's good to try out and verify that your web sites work in it.

-Raymond
 
Old 09-04-2008, 01:14 PM   #26
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Thanks for the EULA links and updates. Man, that first one really scared me ... seriously

Luckily the update eased my worries slightly. Yet, I'm still worried about using it. I hate using things that you have to accept the EULA for, especially a scary one like that. I promise that when nouveau produces a usable 3D nvidia driver, I will switch to that, uninstall anything proprietary from my system, anything containing an evil EULA, and NEVER install anything like that again. And really it won't be that hard now. All the games that came out that I wanted to play that have a EULA, they all suck so much, incredibly so (ETQW, UT3, and others). There's no use in playing them, so there's a good chance I might be able to do it one day.
 
Old 09-04-2008, 03:14 PM   #27
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I don't hold anything against Google. I like their search engine, and I think they've done a great deal toward the betterment of the Internet. But the same can be said for Microsoft. Maybe they are growing too big for their britches. But I still wish I'd bought stock when they were new!

An EULA "oversight" like that would definitely be scary, and good cause for bad publicity. Whoever allowed it to be included as-is into their product should be shot (figuratively speaking). I have no plans to switch to Chrome any time soon, as I understand it's a real hog, and I don't want to put myself, or my equipment through that yet. But when/if I do, I'll definitely be reading that EULA.
 
Old 09-05-2008, 06:21 AM   #28
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It's not the 'Eula oversight' I'd be worried about.

It's more that each browser has a unique ID number.When you have any account with google (mail,orkut,wtf else..) it's pretty easy to know who is on what sites anytime especially if you add android to the mix - then they even know where you are.
 
Old 09-05-2008, 07:34 AM   #29
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For info, the EULA has been amended, so that which you post with Chrome, still belongs to you:

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/09...me_eula_terms/
 
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But - the software isn't FREE. Why trade free software for non-free software? Go watch that Stephen Fry video from the GNU.org website.
 
  


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