Subject: Why Is Google Not Supporting The Open Document Formats?
Dunno wether Bing does it differently and yes my browser is "security" pimped (meaning it simply does not go to bed with every cookie and js saying "you look beautiful today!")...
But Google does it on every system I use and it is so horribly annoying I almost smashed a clients keyboard a few days ago. I was investigating why this FF default startpage with the google search bar (the grey one where you can restore a previous session and have some settings icons on the bottom of the screen, not the real google homepage) does not work for two users on a certain desktop, but does work for two other users. (Yes, dom.storage.enabled=true is set). I was browsing forum after forum of the usual windows idiot answers (did you reinstall it?) and was finding nothing. I followed a lot of links, running round in circles. Every time I modified my search phrases, google would show me results which I already had found outside of google, only that I am no longer able to tell it by the color of a visited link/anchor line on the google results page, because now google prepends their own stupid domain.
according to spiegel.de facebook is raising the fences to its walled garden... Apps which allow chatting across borders etc. have got locked m2m accounts now - are not useable anymore.
Cute. Did you notice that they made the "Try It" button functional? Even went another layer down with it...
I'm sure that the Google-haters will be in a big tizzy today over the announcement that Google will be forking the Webkit rendering engine for use in future versions of the Chrome browser.
The interesting thing is that Opera has decided to go along with them, and will be using Google's engine instead of Webkit.
Looks like Apple is on their own now. But does anyone actually use Safari?
Google always adds multiple layers to their april fools.
Also the reason google haters would state to be angry at this is because they see it as google taking over another open source project for their own uses, likely lowering support for the origional project, in favor of the google varient (which they are). I can't think this, as forking is part of the awesomeness of open-source. When your goals don't match the project goals completely, you can always fork the project. I'm not going to deny Google that just because they're the embodyment of pure evil.
Wrong room, Zooer
otoh, seems like apple is going to "clean up" much of the google cruft too.
their architectures and thoughts howto proceed are simply diversifying to much to continue in one project; so imho that fork is ok.
Lets see what comes from this, phoronix is going to tell ;-)
1.10 is the stupidest thing I ever read. "It's not really open source because no one can understand the complexities of a rendering engine." Really now?
sophisticated -- even we can't handle it."
-Lily Tomlin as "Ernestine" the phone operator.
"Is this the Party to whom I am speaking? I would like to discuss the abuse of your instrument...."
Man, I love Ernestine. Great character.
I mentioned her during one of my improv classes, and the instructor thought the reference was 'obscure'.
I guess I've become old now.
Sadly so - though hopefully we'll get a lot older still! My lead architect is 28. Far too frequently, he has no idea what I'm talking about when I quote various "classics", such as Princess Bride, Bukaroo Bonzai, When Harry Met Sally, Blazing Saddles, etc.