August 26, 2004
The existence of such a cross-platform app could even make Linux a better alternative as desktop OS than it is now.
'The existence of such a cross-platform app could even make Linux a better alternative as desktop OS than it is now.'
Not to toot the linux-on-the-desktop horn too much, but they'd have to write a *lot* of rich-client-esque code to do that.
Pretty much all browser-based apps are now, if anything, *better* in firefox than MSIE; and firefox is identical on either platform.
still, I think you might just be onto something here ;)
Posted by: Justin Mason at Aug 26, 2004 6:13:43 PM
"Pretty much all browser-based apps are now, if anything, *better* in firefox than MSIE; and firefox is identical on either platform."
That could be, but I would expect google to add capabilities that go beyond regular browser-based apps -- they'd be adding native code to the mozilla code base..
I believe the Mozilla is GPL'd, so that that code wouldn't be proprietary to Google's browser... BUT since Google's services undoubtedly have a high dependency on Google's servers, it won't matter! They won't be usable by anyone else.
Posted by: Gary Robinson at Aug 26, 2004 6:33:37 PM