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Google's golden hands

It is surprising, Chrome is only a couple of days old, in beta version and in the statistics of my last 4 days it reaches 4.49% of the visitors of this blog. Very similar to that old story of a king who asked that everything he touched turn into gold, so Google pulls out a fucking browser, in fucking 43 languages, with the fucking Javascript V8 technology, with a fucking AdSense with ads everywhere ... yes, it is king Midas.

Surely life is unfair, since Opera barely reaches 0.53% although it has taken many years to get there and being a very stable tool.


From the fist of one of the best artists this part of  The smoked:


What is unquestionable, is that although Google signed a commitment with Mozilla to support them for three more years, it will have to go above Firefox by inertia. One because the growth of Firefox was due to the impulse that Google gave it via AdWords until last August when it paid $ 1 to download it.

There is no doubt that the Mozilla project has come a long way, just a couple of months ago it managed to break the record for obtaining 8 million downloads in a single day. Although Google has snatched a quarter of it in just three days; which could assume that you already have 2 million users using Chrome.

It remains to be seen what happens when Google begins to promote Chrome more aggressively, for now there are modest AdSense ads in any search related to downloads, Internet, browsing etc.

image For its part, Firefox has gone looking for an alliance with Yahoo, who is promoting it at the top of its home page with a link which mentions a "Yahoo Edition" version of Firefox 3.

If Firefox gets this complicated, let's not say what Galeon and Safari could expect.

We'll see what happens,


Golgi Alvarez

Writer, researcher, specialist in Land Management Models. He has participated in the conceptualization and implementation of models such as: National Property Administration System SINAP in Honduras, Management Model of Joint Municipalities in Honduras, Integrated Cadastre-Registry Management Model in Nicaragua, Territory Administration System SAT in Colombia . Editor of the Geofumadas knowledge blog since 2007 and creator of the AulaGEO Academy that includes more than 100 courses on GIS - CAD - BIM - Digital Twins topics.

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  1. Well, it seems that Enrique Dans, is not holy of my devotion but well, he thinks similar:

    As Five Days says, Chrome finally brings to reality the idea of ​​"the network is the computer". Does not compete with Explorer, competes with Windows. There, and not in analyzing it as a simple browser, is where we must value its true importance.

    UPDATE: Great as always David Pogue in the New York Times, which focuses precisely on this same interpretation. There's an appointment:

    Is (Google) trying to build a platform for running the software of the future, thereby de-emphasizing Windows and other operating systems? That's a yes.

    UPDATE 2 (06 / 09): The same interpretation, commented in Soitu, "The browser that dreams of being an operating system".

    Greetings to all the geofumados.

  2. Thanks Juan, you're absolutely right. Although it must be clear that in the avalanche of falling on Internet Explorer will be cast Firefox.

    Undoubtedly Google is behind an operating system online.

  3. Hello G!,

    I think if you look at Firefox as the Chrome target, you're missing the shot.

    I have a few days with this idea rondadome: the real target is the Microsoft Office and intranets (even the very Windows), that is, the corporate user.

    Chrome incorporates the latest Java V8 and Google Gears as an application server offline.

    If you can do all your tasks from your browser, so you want the whole Office suite or better yet, so you want Windows installed ???



  4. I like google chrome, it is so fast, I hope it will kill internet explorer ...

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