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August 26, 2004

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Justin Mason

'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 ;)

Gary Robinson

"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.

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