I still dun understand why companies want to come out with free web browsers!


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Until now I still dun undestand leh. Why MS want to spend time and money to develop IE, Apple Safari and Google Chrome?

Browsers can make money one meh?

I dun see the reason, even if one companies dominate the browser market, so what? Will money come in meh? ? ?
 

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If onli I can corner the free photography market....

... then I sell ads in my photoalbums :D

... target market specific ads somemore... :)
 

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Their programmers are too free...nothing better to do :lovegrin:

Btw Gmail also free....but google still make hell lot of money out of it :thumbsup:
 

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Until now I still dun undestand leh. Why MS want to spend time and money to develop IE, Apple Safari and Google Chrome?

Browsers can make money one meh?

I dun see the reason, even if one companies dominate the browser market, so what? Will money come in meh? ? ?
that is because you still have not learnt to see the big picture
 

Lolrence

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The big picture like the one on the top right hand corner right now... :bsmilie:
 

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well, for 1, microsoft's IE is not free, its a bundle with the OS. which alot of people are arguing about its value and dominance, as well as monopoly in the browser market.

as for google's chrome, imagine them one of the biggest, if not the biggest, search engine now, what is the next best logical step to go? firefox already implemented search direct to google on the browser, google chrome just make it even better.

then back to firefox... without mozilla, opensource stuffs, i think all of us will be paying a fortune for every software available... its an alternative. same like you don't have to use Windows, and if you want it free, you can use linux OS, like ubuntu, etc. if you want free spreadsheet, wordprocessor, you can use OpenOffice... these are free alternatives relying on donations and sponsorships. and like anything free, don't expect miracles.
 

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*nw checks calander*... eh? not school holiday yet and HP is posting such things liao ah? getting earlier and earlier... :think:
 

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well, for 1, microsoft's IE is not free, its a bundle with the OS. which alot of people are arguing about its value and dominance, as well as monopoly in the browser market.

as for google's chrome, imagine them one of the biggest, if not the biggest, search engine now, what is the next best logical step to go? firefox already implemented search direct to google on the browser, google chrome just make it even better.

then back to firefox... without mozilla, opensource stuffs, i think all of us will be paying a fortune for every software available... its an alternative. same like you don't have to use Windows, and if you want it free, you can use linux OS, like ubuntu, etc. if you want free spreadsheet, wordprocessor, you can use OpenOffice... these are free alternatives relying on donations and sponsorships. and like anything free, don't expect miracles.
Actually... need to highlight....

Nothing is really free.. ;) Juz that someone is kind enough to pay for the rest of us users. :)
 

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Until now I still dun undestand leh. Why MS want to spend time and money to develop IE, Apple Safari and Google Chrome?

Browsers can make money one meh?

I dun see the reason, even if one companies dominate the browser market, so what? Will money come in meh? ? ?
Once you understand the big picture, including being able to set online standards and be in control of the upcoming cloud computing / web-based services market, you'll understand why it's so important.
 

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Once you understand the big picture, including being able to set online standards and be in control of the upcoming cloud computing / web-based services market, you'll understand why it's so important.
not only that, but I find that people in the software world can be quite idealistic, there's a certain sharing culture and a general belief that doing certain things can help better certain aspects of life /online life

maybe it's naive but I find it quite progressive and beautiful.
it's up to the businessmen to exploit those people and make money off it I guess.shrugs.
 

Pablo

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His big picture at top right hand corner may look like this: :bsmilie:

Again I have to thank you Sion :thumbsup:

I have not waited for this to be merely in the top right hand of my screen.

I have made it my wallpaper right now :thumbsup:

I cant wait to show my friends :bsmilie:
 

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not only that, but I find that people in the software world can be quite idealistic, there's a certain sharing culture and a general belief that doing certain things can help better certain aspects of life /online life

maybe it's naive but I find it quite progressive and beautiful.
it's up to the businessmen to exploit those people and make money off it I guess.shrugs.
Well who did you think caused the last DotCom crash. Everything was fine till the businessman showed up. Overhyping and overselling till it all came crashing down. That's the vicious cycle of any industry and development. One also can't live without the other so it is a cautionary dance each time both meet. Maybe more regulations in place can help as what they want to put it to the bankers and folks in Wall Street but will it help whose to say man.

The only idealistic group that is still "surviving" and still have a voice maybe for folks developing Linux...since there is hardly any money to be made ( by businessman standards ) so the community of software coders..etc still can "rule" things.
 

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