__/ [ Rick ] on Tuesday 28 March 2006 16:28 \__
> John Bailo wrote:
>> Trying to add bookmarks to the new personalized Google home page using
>> "Warning: You are not using a supported browser.
>> Without a supported browser, many features - such as history collection
>> and time information - will not work correctly. Learn more"
>> Google: Doing Evil More Each Day....
> How are they necessarily doing evil because they aren't
> supporting the browser YOU want them to?
There are some features like bookmarklets that many browsers do not sup-
port, Konqueror included. Such discrimination is commonplace across many
sites, but it's easier to slag off Google because of its mantra and busi-
If Konqueror supported more functionality, maybe then it would be properly
supported. By all means, I have no problem with KHTML, but I don't think
it's mature enough. I use Firefox because of its plugins primarily. Speak-
ing of which, Firefox users get some benefits that IE users do not have
and vice versa, yet the gap is being closed. More prominently, I believe
that ActiveX controls are used for zooming in Google Maps. Pretty slick,
but we all know the pitfalls of such functionality.
PS - merely anyone who has Konqueror installed can install free browsers
like Opera or Firefox. Unlike IE-only Web site, the lack of support is not
a lockin, platform discrimination, or a requirement for a costly licence.
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