Monday, December 26th 2011

Mozilla a Partner, Not Competitor: Google Chrome Engineer

In what could be a sign of improving ties between Google and Mozilla, Peter Kasting, engineer in the Google Chrome web-browser development team referred to Mozilla as a partner, and not a competitor. The statement came in context of the recently-renewed search engine deal between the two, where Google pays Mozilla for setting Google as its primary search engine, both on its browser search bar, and its Firefox start page. Kasting also went to the extant of stating that Chrome isn't necessarily a profit-seeking operation by Google.

Kasting stated: "People never seem to understand why Google builds Chrome no matter how many times I try to pound it into their heads. It's very simple: the primary goal of Chrome is to make the web advance as much and as quickly as possible. It's completely irrelevant to this goal whether Chrome actually gains tons of users or whether instead the web advances because the other browser vendors step up their game and produce far better browsers. Either way the web gets better. Job done."

The Google Chrome engineer went on to add that Google is not worried about competition to Chrome, saying that Mozilla Firefox holds an important place in the web ecosystem and its advancement. "Firefox is an important product because it can be a different product with different design decisions and serve different users well," he added.Source: TweakTown
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11 Comments on Mozilla a Partner, Not Competitor: Google Chrome Engineer

#1
Fourstaff
Well I suppose all the advertisements Google made is actually useless? Google wants market share, and Mozilla is unfortunately in the way.
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RejZoR
by: Fourstaff
Well I suppose all the advertisements Google made is actually useless? Google wants market share, and Mozilla is unfortunately in the way.
Why do you think so? 99% of Firefox users will use default search engine. So all the search stuff still goes through Google. It's like having a share in the competition territory.
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entropy13
by: RejZoR
Why do you think so? 99% of Firefox users will use default search engine. So all the search stuff still goes through Google. It's like having a share in the competition territory.
Search, yes, Google could benefit from that. But advertisements? What advertisements? There are advertisements in the internets? ;):cool::p:laugh:
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#4
HalfAHertz
Read somewhere that the deal was for 300 mil. $ instead of 100 mil this time around.
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RejZoR
by: entropy13
Search, yes, Google could benefit from that. But advertisements? What advertisements? There are advertisements in the internets? ;):cool::p:laugh:
And how's Chrome different than Firefox in this regard? They don't affect ads in any way, whatever they are.
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entropy13
by: RejZoR
And how's Chrome different than Firefox in this regard? They don't affect ads in any way, whatever they are.
A fully-working AdBlockPlus and Noscript are impossible for Chrome, but not for Firefox.
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FreedomEclipse
~Technological Technocrat~
well...a wiseman once said... "Keep your friends close, and your enemies closer..."

Perfect example right here....Make friends with the natives then set fire to their villages and run off with all their women when their back is turned.
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by: entropy13
A fully-working AdBlockPlus and Noscript are impossible for Chrome, but not for Firefox.
Chrome users that are really worried about this can always use a HOSTS file to block ads. And the developer of Adblock Plus has altered the defaults so that most ads are shown. A majority of people will never fuck with the defaults, so it's the same effect in the end.
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Steevo
Friends close and enemies closer.
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entropy13
by: deleted
Chrome users that are really worried about this can always use a HOSTS file to block ads. And the developer of Adblock Plus has altered the defaults so that most ads are shown. A majority of people will never fuck with the defaults, so it's the same effect in the end.
Those "majority of people" that will "never fuck with the defaults" are already using Chrome, and not Firefox, considering Firefox's "strengths" are its customization opportunities and the variety of addons.
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FreedomEclipse
~Technological Technocrat~
I like using firefox, because it has one of my favorite themes - FT DeepDark 2.8

the ability to add adblocker and other stuff is pretty cool too
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