Posted 07 January 2006 - 10:33 AM
It is at pack.google.com and has
Google Earth, Google Desktop, Google Toolbar for IE, Picasa, Google Pack Screensaver, Firefox, Ad-Aware, Adobe Reader 7, a 6-month trial subscription to Norton Antivirus 2005, and an update facility for updating these packages and getting new ones as they are added.
It's a convenient bundle for folks just becoming aware of these apps and the updater has potential as well.
Posted 09 January 2006 - 03:33 AM
Mostly this looks to me like a precursor to an operating system--get people used to looking to Google for essential programs, make updates easy through this new updater thing, and then if they do release their own OS they already have an established user base who will feel comfortable switching. Maybe.
I dislike Desktop and Toobar too much to think this is in any way a good thing, but for people who are already using these products the updater, at least, will be useful.
Posted 09 January 2006 - 12:31 PM
As for OO vs MS Office, just look at price! Google's computer for instance would be a lot cheaper with something like OO on it, as would any. All we have to do is bust the MS pre-loaded/bundled monopoly and it's a done deal.
I agree about desktop and toolbar. It may suit some, thus my post, but I'll probably not be using it unless they come out with a really compelling reason.
Posted 11 March 2006 - 06:48 PM
I am very unhappy with the filesharing on desktop. I have a client at work that had a 2 gig desktop index file fill her hard drive so that's 2 strikes.
Or do you mean fearful as in "They're giving so much and are considered the de facto standard and soon they'll be a monopoly"?
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