Dan Tynan will be pleased. Maybe.
The open source browser has been in beta, but it’s about to be officially unleashed and will probably, “spur bundling with Google Toolbar and Google Apps,” says TechCrunch, going on:
“In recent weeks, Google has released a number of enhancements via the Gmail Labs project. A GTalk video chat client requires a 2MB plugin that appears to incorporate proprietary Flash technology as well as other early versions of open Web standards. Another Lab offering creates a Tasks tool that can automatically add emails as items with a keyboard shortcut from within the email item. Other Labs tools include gadgets to view and create Google Calendar items and Google Documents from within the Gmail window. A Google gadget allows third party developers to add their own Labs code.”
“Last September, Google Chrome came into my life,” says Tynan on Culture Crash.
He admitted he was totally infatuated, going on »»»
So I made a difficult decision. I made Chrome my default. I committed.
Things went great for a while. Then they began to change. Chrome became moody and unstable. She didn’t like the scroll wheel on my mouse. She refused to save my Web pages as text files. She couldn’t remember my log-ons and passwords, no matter how many times I wrote them down for her.
And — I don’t know how to put this delicately — she stopped putting out. Sometimes video would play, sometimes it wouldn’t. Yet the same Web video displayed just fine when I came back to you.
I tried to tell myself that Chrome’s just a beta, she’ll grow out of it, give her time. Then I looked at her older sisters, Gmail and Froogle. And her brother Lively, may he rest in peace. Train wrecks, the lot of them. I guess that’s just how it is when rich parents spoil their kids.
I guess what I’m trying to say is, I’m sorry. I’ve been a cad, and I know it. But I’ll do anything to make it right. I’ll contribute to the Mozilla Foundation. I’ll take down that poster of Larry and Sergey dressed as Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. Whatever you want. Name it and it’s yours.
Please. Will you forgive me? I want to come home.
Will the seemingly fickle Mr Tynan now ditch Firefox once again?
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