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Google Chrome to support add-ons

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  1. Jason

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    Google's new open source web browser Chrome is set to support add-ons. The browser, which is currently in beta, received a fanfare from online communities, as many were impressed with its speed and lightweight user interface.

    Many, however, soon returned to their old browsers, claiming Google Chrome lacked features and add-ons. According to InformationWeek, Google has just confirmed the browser will eventually support add-ons and user scripts à la Greasemonkey -- a positive move which could definitely make a lot of users' make the switch permanently, including the Firefox faithful.

    There is no ETA from google as of yet.
     
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    "Eventually" is the key word here. ;)
     
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    Of course... :)
     
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    The main reason why people went back to their browsers was because of no add-on support, GreaseMonkey script junkies missed it a lot. Everyone was impressed with Chrome being lightweight as mentioned. Introduce add-on to Chrome, and Firefox will have serious problems.
     
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    I'll believe that Chrome will seriously affect Firefox when it's sporting similar capabilities and support. That day is quite a ways off the way I see it now. :D
     
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    As I recall, you said flash hard drives were quite a ways off, too, about a year ago or two.;)
     
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    Do you see them in general use yet? They're still multiples in price for the same storage capacity of magnetic disks. I sure don't see any 750gig flash drives available yet, do you? Care to venture a guess as to the percentage of shipping drives that are SSD vs. magnetic?
     
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    Nope, but 'eventually'...;)
     
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