Posts Tagged ‘google’

Google Chrome for Linux

June 14, 2009

After a long period of waiting Linux User have now the chance to test a beta version of Googles browser chrome.

You can download Google Chrome for ubuntu or debian 5 here.

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Google releasing their own browser

September 2, 2008

Google Chrome, being the new Webkit-based web browser due to be released from the Googleplex on September 2, has been preceded by a lengthy comic book explaining the principles behind its design.

You can download Chrome for Windows. Gnu/linux and mac versions are being developed. The browser is open source.

Source: lwn.net

Gmail: The Problem With Spam Mails

January 12, 2008

As Netzreport states

Although Gmail is convincing in many regards, it has not found a user-friendly way to handle spam mails yet.

Besides google‘s bad behavior concerning user privacy rights, Netzreport is right with gmails spam handling

So, what is the problem? One problem is that the spam filter cannot be deactivated and that mails in the spam folder are automatically deleted after 30 days. If one wants to prevent the deletion of legitimate mails, he has to examine the spam folder at least every 30 days.

He finishes with a call of action to persuade google to change their policy.

Source: Netzreport

Firefox and google… an unholy alliance?

November 8, 2007

There is a lot of criticism about the status of googles financial support for mozilla. This is because $56 million of the $66 million mozilla earned last year were coming from google.
Cnet has an article describing some points why google indeed has to much power and influence in mozilla.

I can see the points and agree with them.. mozilla has to rethink their financial model… Being so much dependent from google is not a good thing.
But you have to stay in perspective… at least it’s free and open software. So there are less danger to loose the application at a whole or to get nasty surprises while using it (LESS not NONE).

Now google mail with IMAP

November 6, 2007

Google Mail supports IMAP. Thats great news for people who use the web interface AND a client like thunderbird, kmail, …

But don’t forget… Googles mantry is: “be good”. But their data privacy guidelines are bad.