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    Smile Why Did Google Make Chrome?

    I'm curious as to what you think. Why did Google make Chrome? After acquiring Firefox, why would Google think that they need to launch a new browser?

    I have some ideas, but I'm really interested in what you all think. I would also love to know if you think that Google made a good business decision on developing Chrome, or if they would have been better off working with Firefox instead?

    Any ideas guys?

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    That's a really good question.

    In it's simplest form, Google is an advertising company and the majority of their income derives from advertising. For ads to be highly effective, they need to be targeted to the user and for that Google needs data about the user.

    So, it's fairly safe to assume this ties in to the reasoning behind Chrome. Also Microsoft powers many people's operating systems with Windows, and i'm sure Google would love to get a piece of that pie. So Chrome is likely a stepping stone for Google to migrate off the web and on to our PC's.

    People won't be as comfortable removing their whole Operating System and replacing something that's been working since the 90's with something new and untested. By introducing one thing at a time like the Chrome browser, more people are willing to try it and switch.

    That's just my take, Google will be powering PC's, Cellular Phones etc on the hardware side in the near future as well as the internet.

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    Simple really..

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    Hey guys, i actually deliberately made this post now, i wanted to show you the above post of mine, where i hinted about Google Chrome OS, almost a year before it was officially announced and the fact that they would be partnering with other PC managers.. Of of the visitors just bought this to my notice and was impressed by this post and was asking how i got to this conclusion..? Well not really a conclusion but pure understanding?

    what you guys think?

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    Google is too smart. I don't think Google Docs, for example, was created with any simple reason too.

    They follow a philosophy in which "slow but never stopping" is always better than "do it fast and stop a little to rest". Their productivity is never stopped. Google is always surprising, making something new.

    You know what is best in their ideas? Is the ability of surprising little by little. They can make pretty well thought stuff, and because they deliver it little by little, people can savor everything a lot better.

    They don't just make a hudge project and deliver it full. If their work field was food, instead of delivering a Hamburger like every other company does, they would first deliver to people the meat, then the bread, then the cheese, etc.

    Google Wave, Google Chrome, Google Docs, Gmail... All Lego pieces to create a hudge toy.

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    Something occurred to me today while testing similar extensions in Chrome, Firefox and Opera (all latest versions) just for the hell of it. This doesn't answer your question exactly, but maybe it's a tryout for their future operating system?

    One of the things I love about Chrome is how much browser space I get because the unnecessary title bar is gone, that the tabs are permanently visual when sliding/splitting, and of course the fact that they're all separate processes. Now wouldn't it be cool if desktop folders were like that too? You could open a folder, open another in a new tab, or separately, and merge or split them as you pleased to make file viewing and drag/drop easy.

    One criticism I've seen a lot of Google is that they 'never finish anything', as their new ideas are always in development. But actually that's true of all software projects, it's just that end users don't usually get to play with the new toys until they're considered acceptably stable. I think Google attract a lot of enthusiasts because they open up the development process earlier than any other major players, and anyone who likes to play and finds computing fun knows that there's no such thing as frozen and perfectly stable applications anyway.

    Just realised I contradicted what I said elsewhere about keeping releases back until they are stable. Ah well, as Jules Holland said; change your mind and prove you've got one.

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    it'a all about image. if for a long time, google just play with search engine google will never get #1 in image.
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