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Ultimate Geek

  #163265 9-Sep-2008 11:56
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The browser has become the main interaction that people have with their computers and that's why it's design and competition in the browser market has become so important. Interfaces such as Vista's Aero have largely become irrelevant. Sure there's got to be an operating system underneath but, if you put the browser as the human interface then what's underneath becomes less important.

The growth of the sub-notebook market suggests that often a system that will run a browser and not much else is all that is required.


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#163273 9-Sep-2008 12:17
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stuzzo:  Interfaces such as Vista's Aero have largely become irrelevant.

Not to take this offtopic, but I didnt quite get what you meant by "irrelevant" ??


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  #163287 9-Sep-2008 13:07
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Well, I suspect the average computer user has the browser as their main interface for the vast majority of the time. Mine just initiates on boot-up. What's underneath is irrelevant to me. Sure I use other applications but would be happy if they were all accessable via the browser either running on the computer or as web applications.

I've felt for a long time that computer users (excluding geeks who enjoy the process) spend far too much time ,with the corresponding loss of productivity, interacting with the operating system at a cost to the applications that are the point of it all anyway.

Not getting at Aero or Vista in particular (I confess I've never used it)   Smile  

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Ultimate Geek

  #163344 9-Sep-2008 17:28
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Chrome seems great at home, but at work it can't seems to open any https pages (like google calendar or docs). Anyone know why that would be?

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Master Geek

  #166492 23-Sep-2008 12:28
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Just tried it to access our secure sites in work and it doesn't work. Any idea how you import a digital certificate into Chrome?

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Ultimate Geek

  #166674 24-Sep-2008 09:05
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Sometimes it won't let me copy (Ctrl+C) across tabs. Sometimes it will. Weird.

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  #166687 24-Sep-2008 10:08
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I liked the look and feel but have given up on it as it kept locking up. One of the features was that if a lock up happened then you could close the tab and the other tabs would keep working, I found I could not and had to close the whole browser. Will try again once out of beta.

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Wannabe Geek

  #166705 24-Sep-2008 11:49
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Here are some known issues with chrome .. Have a look at the Network Issues

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