If Google Made A Browser:

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If Google Made A Browser:

  1. It would Pwnz0rs! Bye bye IE! Bye bye Fox!

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  2. Great another browser... That would really suck for designers and the like.

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  3. I Do Not See The Need For A Poll.

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  1. Britney Spears

    Britney Spears New Member

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    What do you suppose that would do to the FireFox/IE market share?
     
  2. mdaniel

    mdaniel S is for Shiksa

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    Why would another browser make life hard on designers as long as they all obey standards?
     
  3. Penguin Man

    Penguin Man Protect Your Digital Liberties

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    It'd probably be awesome. Google is very good about following standards, so it wouldn't be a headache at all for designers. They also create incredible user interfaces without breaking any standards, which is awesome. Just look at the maps.google.com beta. It's only a beta and it already absolutely kicks the shit out of MapQuest, plus if you validate it, there are only 8 possible errors on the page.
     
  4. 5Gen_Prelude

    5Gen_Prelude There might not be an "I" in the word "Team", but

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    Google is starting to scare me - no one big corporation dominating all areas of the interweb is a good thing, even if they are doing a good job of it right now.
     
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    their search engine was very nice, but it's all going downhill
     
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    i think a more likely happening is google buying fox
     
  7. MrMan

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    I think if that happens, everything icon on the browser would be Google tools. Google phonebook, maps, search, yellow pages, mail etc... Where in Firefox, we can choose our default search engine on the upper right...

    I don't know what Google is really up to. They also recently became an ICANN member, so they can possibly start a webhost as well.

    By the way, go here:
    http://www.networksolutions.com/en_US/whois/index.jhtml

    Search for gbrowser.com

    and guess who owns it, yep... Google. So they also could possibly be working on that browser. The site doesn't exist yet, but the domain is registered. Oh yea, it's rumored that they hired the Mozilla developer, as well as Microsoft IE developers.
     
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    P07r0457 New Member

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    firefox is based on basically open-sourced code. Google has no need to buy firefox... simply build their own based on it's source.... and it'll still suck.
     
  9. Juvenall

    Juvenall What Would Juvie Do?

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    Well, most people seem to agree that Firefox itself is on it's way down. Any active reader of Slashdot have heard about all the development problems and infighting (of it and the Mozilla project as a whole).

    So in the end, it may pan out Google picks it up as AOL did back in the day. In any case, I don't think it's going to matter much.
     
  10. Shibboleth

    Shibboleth teh mad Plato skillz

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    Ty Webb You don't have to go to college. This isn't Russia

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    google = skynet
     

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