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Google PC part III

Tomorrow Google will announce a new commercial video download service.

In related news Google will also take the wraps off of "Google Pack," a bundle of applications that will be made available for download in a single installation bundle.

Also, I heard a low cost PC is coming.
Permalink Kasey 
January 5th, 2006
WTF?

"The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday that the search firm plans to unveil its Google Pack of software that will include Adobe Reader, Lavasoft's Ad-Aware, RealNetworks' RealPlayer, Symantec anti-virus software and instant messaging software from Trillian."

Won't Ad-aware instantly uninstall RealPlayer?

Philo
Permalink Philo 
January 5th, 2006
AND A NEW STUDY SUGGESTS THE TOTAL SUBSIDIZED COST OF THE GOOGLE JAVA PC WILL BE _ONE_ _TRILLION_ _DOLLARS_.

You aren't winning troll of the minute award, let alone week or year.
Permalink Ward Bush 
January 5th, 2006
So you *like* RealPlayer? I believe it's a repeat winner of "crap software of the thread" award on both JOS and OT.

Philo
Permalink Philo 
January 5th, 2006
I thought it was interesting. I guess you are not interested in downloading video over the internet.
Permalink Kasey 
January 5th, 2006
No, you beat me to the "OK" button, I was replying to Kasey, not you.
Permalink Ward Bush 
January 5th, 2006
Gotcha, thanks.
Permalink Philo 
January 5th, 2006
>>> I thought it was interesting.

WELL, YOU WERE WRONG.
Permalink Ward Bush 
January 5th, 2006
Hi, I'm Ward Bush and I'm bad at everything. But especially humor and picking fights.
Permalink Kasey 
January 5th, 2006
BTW, how does Google installing a bunch of Windows-only client software support the idea that they're going for a thin-client PC?

Philo
Permalink Philo 
January 5th, 2006
Realplayer and Adobe?

That would suck.
Permalink hoser 
January 5th, 2006
The lovechild of a Real-Adobe marrige would be an image viewer that takes 30 minuets to start, 30 minutes to buffer the image before it shows, and can't be shut down or uninstalled.


(Kind of reminds me of ms word, come to think of it.)
Permalink Eric Debois 
January 5th, 2006
Realplayer and Adobe?

So much for "do no evil"
Permalink Almost H. Anonymous 
January 5th, 2006
The Google Pack will have:

Firefox
A version of Norton AntiVirus
Adobe Reader
RealPlayer
Trillian
Ad-Aware
Google Desktop Search
Google Earth
Picasa
Google Talk
Google Toolbar
[Google?] screensaver

I call it the anti-Microsoft Pack:

Internet Explorer
Windows OneCare Live
Metro?
Windows Media Player
Windows Live Messenger
Windows Defender
Windows Desktop Search
Windows Live Local
Windows Vista Photo Gallery
Windows Live Messenger, again
MSN Search Toolbar

Most of Microsoft’s products are better, and at least all of Microsoft’s products are from Microsoft!
Permalink Kasey 
January 5th, 2006
"The lovechild of a Real-Adobe marrige would be an image viewer that takes 30 minuets to start, 30 minutes to buffer the image before it shows, and can't be shut down or uninstalled."

Hehehe. You haven't actually worked with Acrobat (not reader), have you? They don't need Real, they have all the expertise they need. :)

Anyway, throw out SurrealPlayer and replace it with VLC, then we'll talk.
Permalink Flasher T 
January 6th, 2006
"Anyway, throw out SurrealPlayer and replace it with VLC, then we'll talk."

As the Google Video Player is largely based on VLC, RealPlayer seems an odd choice. Of course this whole thing may be all a load of speculative BS anyway...
Permalink Mat Hall 
January 6th, 2006
Strikes me this is mens room gossip in some casino in Vegas.

During Comdex my boss and I would occasionally require the gents at the same time and he had this habit of saying in a loud voice, 'Y'know I hear that Billy boy Gates has Aids', pause, 'well he ain't got no gurlfren'. Know what I mean?'

This was before wife and children of course.

It was his fond hope that he'd hear the same rumour repeated back to him in some other mens room and he could nod sagely and say 'Yeah, I heard that'.
Permalink Simon Lucy 
January 6th, 2006
There's something about Vegas. Brings out the worst in people.
Permalink Colm O'Connor 
January 6th, 2006

This topic was orginally posted to the off-topic forum of the
Joel on Software discussion board.

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