Google Browser

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  1. Phat Albert

    Phat Albert Well-Known Member

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    Well, it's too early to download the Gbrowser. It hasn't been released yet. How do I even know there is a Gbrowser? Let's look at some facts.

    First, Google is dominating on the word G. For instance, Gmail.com. It would only make sense that they register gbrowser.com if they are planing to release a browser. gbrowser.com doesn't exist, but it is already registered by Google. This in itself is not proof. I have reserved some names I may never use. The next piece of information is what catches my attention.

    Browser logs over the web show a UserAgent for Google in a very small percentage. Not all sites, but mostly tech sites. UserAgents give a unique identifier for each browser and version. Your UserAgent is Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7.7) Gecko/20050414 Firefox/1.0.3, so that's how I know you are using a browser in the family of Firefox. As a webmaster I can log this information to find out what percentage of users have your browser and version, and make appropriate changes to my sites.

    Some people are seeing Google in their logs. It says "Google 0.X" listed among the other browsers, not robots, not search queries, but browsers! 0.X is the version number of beta software - software in production. So if you think these logs are mistakes, recognizing the GoogleBot instead, I don't think so. GoogleBot is at least in version 2.1. Still a chance this can be wrong.

    Lead Engineer of Mozilla Firefox, Ben Goodger, is now working for Google. In January 2005 he wrote:

    While I will be spending more time at Google, I will work out of the Mozilla Foundation offices regularly as the need arises.

    Finally, competition is heating up already between Google and Microsoft. In many areas of online technology such as search (web and desktop) and email, Microsoft and Google are competitors. Rather than making another toolbar for Microsoft's browser, Google may be trying to get into the browser market and have full control over browser operations. (Do you know what Google AutoLink is?)

    What does this all mean for me? Not so much, but I am coding browser recognition for ABS this week. The code identifies your browser and provides you with the proper code, whatever it may need to be. I have added all common browsers to the code, but it looks like I will need to add another. I also need to know the proper scripting to write in order to create bookmarks and sidebars for this possibly upcoming browser. Not to mention, I also need to make sure the CSS parses in the same way as it does in current browsers otherwise I have even more coding to do.

    June 3, 2005

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  2. Mcbeat

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    Hmm. Very smart, good find ;)
     
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    I DONT CARE!!!!! not interesting at all...
     
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    Hmmm, if you piece all the factors together it does make sense... and seeing that it's the same guy who make Firefox who's helping Google, it at least won't be a big flop
     
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    Hey! Shut up!

    This is a very interesting find phat, and if GBrowser is released, not only will IE be so crap but FF will have some major competition.
     
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    I'll never switch from Firefox.
     
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    Can't say I'm surprised.
     
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    Well, I think it'll be great.
    They might use the same thing they did for the google web accelerator to make pages load faster. :)
     
  10. Fate

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    Read this in a magazing way back last year, old news really.
     
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    N i c a Well-Known Member

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    Very Interesting o_O im Interested
     
  12. TMAC

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    Google is trying to take over everything on the internet. :eek:

    Personally I like Firefox, but I hate having to do the updates for plugis and that stuff. IE is the lazy man's browser. Get the updates, and the ones for IE are included. I'd be willing to try out the google browser though just because I like all the stuff google provides.
     
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    Google is to big, its amazing how big they are.. And I will so switch to GBrowser if its made HELL YEAH! :)
     
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    Google is da R0xx0rZ

    Sorry my post is too short and needs to be more detailed... F*** this...
     

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