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Old 09-01-2009, 07:17 AM   #1
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Sony uses Chrome as default browser

News: TOKYO (Dow Jones)--Sony Corp. (6758.TO) said Tuesday that all of its Vaio-brand PCs sold in the U.S. are using Google Inc.'s (GOOG) Chrome as their default Web browser, in a tie up that could help the search engine giant challenge Microsoft Corp.'s (MSFT) dominant Internet Explorer.

Commentary: As Sony gets cozy with Google and purposefully distances itself from Microsoft, a further logical step down this path might include putting Android Operating System on a Reader and then making access to some Google Books available to Android OS only.

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Old 09-01-2009, 07:48 AM   #2
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well, as a webdesigner, i can only applaud this move. i'm sure it wasn't decided in a spirit of making my life easier, but i'll take what i can get.
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Old 09-01-2009, 08:53 AM   #3
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well, as a webdesigner, i can only applaud this move. i'm sure it wasn't decided in a spirit of making my life easier, but i'll take what i can get.
Chrome is now my browser of preference, even though it still lacks a lot of the bells and whistles of Firefox.

IMO, for simplicity and speed, I've found none better.

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Old 09-01-2009, 08:55 AM   #4
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IMO, for simplicity and speed, I've found none better.

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i've got nothing at all against chrome. i use it myself, frequently. and it seems to be appreciably standards-compliant, and that's what counts.
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Old 09-01-2009, 12:49 PM   #5
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Chrome is now my browser of preference, even though it still lacks a lot of the bells and whistles of Firefox.

IMO, for simplicity and speed, I've found none better.

WDE.
I like Chrome too and was using it as my default browser. Then I installed a Microsoft product (Visio) and Chrome stopped working--just wouldn't open at all. Coincidence?
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Chrome is now my browser of preference, even though it still lacks a lot of the bells and whistles of Firefox.

IMO, for simplicity and speed, I've found none better.

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if you look at the dev copy.. or is it the alpha build it has most of the stuff I miss from firefox.. ie plug ins like flash blockers and the like.
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Old 09-01-2009, 02:54 PM   #7
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I like Chrome too and was using it as my default browser. Then I installed a Microsoft product (Visio) and Chrome stopped working--just wouldn't open at all. Coincidence?
unlikely, if you ask me.
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If you like webkit, check out Safari. It's a bit more advanced than Chrome.
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Commentary: As Sony gets cozy with Google and purposefully distances itself from Microsoft, a further logical step down this path might include putting Android Operating System on a Reader and then making access to some Google Books available to Android OS only.
This is highly unlikely to happen. Google are not going to restrict their books to a single OS.

And Sony preload all their PCs with Windows so this "news" is rather insignificant.
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Oh no.. Stay away from Safari. Stay far away.
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Huh?

Care to explain why (sensibly :-)?

I use both, and while both are decent webkit browsers, Safari is simply a little more polished, since it's been around a bit longer.
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