Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 2nd Sep 2008 06:54 UTC, submitted by Renai LeMay
Google The browser wars may just become a little bit more interesting. Apart from Internet Explorer, Firefox, Opera, and Safari, another player is ready to join the field in what will most probably be released as a beta - you know, company policy - for the upcoming 23 years: Chrome. It's a webkit-based browser from Google. Update: It's out there, folks.
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RE[4]: me 2.0
by Kroc on Tue 2nd Sep 2008 10:35 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: me 2.0"
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Because Firefox *proved* that people are willing to download a new browser. Non technical people. Regular people. Grandmas. Because I've seen them in my travels as a repairman. Mozilla hear from them in letters.

You are discrediting users to think that getting/using Firefox is above them.

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RE[5]: me 2.0
by jimwmiller on Tue 2nd Sep 2008 11:02 in reply to "RE[4]: me 2.0"
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You may be right. I certainly don't mean to discredit the "average person", but even my father (who is far more technical than most) would never have installed firefox. I did it for him because he was having problems with popups several years ago. But he never uses the plugins, themes or anything like that. Neither he (nor my grandma) for that matter are in anyway dumb. And I hope that my comments don't come across as such. But they only use the internet for very specific things (such as email) and could care less about things like process based tabs. But time will tell... perhaps I'm missing something.

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RE[6]: me 2.0
by Kroc on Tue 2nd Sep 2008 11:10 in reply to "RE[5]: me 2.0"
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Firefox is an improvement over, say the old Mozilla Suite.

But yes, there are still areas of it that are inaccessible to the public and would easily get skipped over because they are not the types to go hunting down functionality.

For example, there's no default new-tab button in Firefox. Tabbed browsing may as well not exist if it's hidden like that, the same goes with extensions.

Google Chrome will be able to one-up Firefox in that very respect. There is no menu, tabbed browsing is up front, bookmarking is more obvious.

That's what excites me about Google Chrome - having the balls that Mozilla don't regards the interface.

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