Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 3rd Sep 2008 22:49 UTC
Google While Google's new Chrome web browser has been met with a lot of praise and positive responses (well, mostly, at least), there has been one nagging issue that arose quite quickly after people got their hands on Chrome: the End User License Agreement accompanying the browser. It more or less granted Google the rights to everything seen or transmitted through the browser. Google now changed the EULA, saying it was a big case of woopsiedoopsie.
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RE[2]: one naggin issue?
by jlarocco on Thu 4th Sep 2008 03:00 UTC in reply to "RE: one naggin issue?"
jlarocco
Member since:
2005-09-14

That's what's so confusing and frustrating.

It seems Opera really doesn't get the credit they deserve.

The Register article that poundsmack linked to, for example. People are raving about features in Chrome that have been in Opera for years.

Opera has features X, Y, and Z and it's no big deal. But Google releases a browser with X, Y, and Z, or Firefox adds X, Y, and Z and suddenly those are the best features ever.

I guess I'm just whining, but it really seems like Opera gets the short end of the stick.

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RE[3]: one naggin issue?
by melkor on Thu 4th Sep 2008 03:46 in reply to "RE[2]: one naggin issue?"
melkor Member since:
2006-12-16

You are correct - but that's how it goes. Opera lost out because it cost to get the browser, and I suspect that people have reacted to that in a very negative way. And people hold grudges. Generally for a long time. Plus, we have the FireFox fanatics (pity I can't trademark that) who just mod down anyone who dares bash FireFox or criticise it. If I hadn't already posted, you'd have gotten a mod point from me.

I still think osnews really needs to start moderating mod points and removing the ability for users to mod if they abuse it on a regular basis.

Dave

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RE[3]: one naggin issue?
by TLZ_ on Thu 4th Sep 2008 06:45 in reply to "RE[2]: one naggin issue?"
TLZ_ Member since:
2007-02-05

Chrome took some simple ideas(and developed them futher) from Internet Explorer 8 as well.

I think the generel idea is that they only wanted to credit open source software. It's poitical.

Notice that they mentioned WebKit, not Safari.

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RE[3]: one naggin issue?
by Kishe on Thu 4th Sep 2008 08:36 in reply to "RE[2]: one naggin issue?"
Kishe Member since:
2006-02-16

This really is "So what if a car goes faster...Bicycle has had wheels for decades!" type of argument.

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