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April 1, 2006

Is Google Browser the Greatest Browser?

Why should you use Google Browser?

* You don't need a mouse to use it. Everything can be done using keyboard shortcuts, without dialogs and buttons.

* You don't need extensions for popup blocking, advertising blocking.

* You'll never need printer-friendly versions for a page.

* You won't waste time and bandwidth downloading useless pictures and Flash intros.

* Marissa Mayer uses Pine for business mail - "a simple text-based mailer in a crunchy little terminal window with Courier fonts". Google Browser can also read your mail.

* You don't need help files. You just need to know:
Use the up and down arrow (cursor) keys to move between links.
To follow the link to the next webpage, press the right arrow (or hit Enter).
To go back a page, use the left arrow.
Use Page Up/Page Down to move between screens.
To visit a new site, type g, then the site address and press enter.
Pressing the foward slash key , ‘ / ‘, allows you to search the current page for a keyword.
Stop page loading pressing z, quit the browser with q.


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11 comments:

  1. I tried this browser, it kicks major ass. I mean why would you want to see stupid pictures on a site? Pointless. Javascript is overrated too, gg no re to those other noob browsers.

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  2. Its true, this browser is TEH SHIZNIT and deserves to be shared with the world!

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  3. This browser is AWESOME!! I use it whenever I want to impress my girlfriends when they come over

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  4. I can't read my gmail with it :((

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  5. Ok So the link was meant as a joke.. I get that.. but Lynx has been around for ages, with all due respect to Google, naming lynx a 'Google Bowser' seems a liitle too over the top dont u think ?

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  6. ^ Was dropped on their head as a child.

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  7. this browser good for dailup viewers great!!!!!!!!!!

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  8. yes... it is Lynx... but I think (by reading the comments) that most people don't know what Lynx is.

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  9. whoever said you couldn't view gmail, you actually can. It will say your browser is not fully supported but you can get in. I tried m.gmail.com (gmail mobile) - but it didn't work.

    -Anonymous

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  10. well, the google browser DOES alredy exist http://www.istreamcast.com/funbrowser/funportal/productpage_google.htm

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  11. The google browser on the sight Joshua mentioned has spyware and viruses, and isn't really made by google.

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