Google Pack Released

Contrary to many of the rumors that were swirling, Google did not announce a cheap PC at CES. What they did announce was the Google Pack. Am I the only one this doesn't make sense to? Let's put aside the “Google Pack is only available for Windows XP” requirement for a moment (although it's actually worse than that… it's Windows XP with Administrator privileges). A cobbled together mix of unrelated software (some of questionable stability) from a variety of vendors with no integration seems like an uncharacteristically poor decision for Google. Add to that the fact that Norten is actually a time limited product and it gets even stranger. Some of the products focus on some segments and some focus on completely different ones. Firefox is a great decision, but no gaim when they recently hired the projects lead developer? What is the vision for this product and where is it bringing Google and the consumer? I have no idea. What's worse, this actually would seem to help one of their biggest competitors (Microsoft) in multiple ways. Strange indeed.
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–jeremy

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One Response to Google Pack Released

  1. Anonymous says:

    [quote]What is the vision for this product and where is it bringing Google and the consumer? I have no idea. What's worse, this actually would seem to help one of their biggest competitors (Microsoft) in multiple ways. Strange indeed. [/quote]
    The intent by google is spitting in MS face
    we are doing what you said isnt possible.
    Google has linked a simple installer to install and update software automaically. (in the style Linux updaters are)
    The essence Windows Update is to keep Software up2date, yea sure it does. Microsoft core products, Windows , office etc. Not even less common Microsoft products are supported by Windows Update.
    Google Pack doesnt descriminate non Microsoft products like
    adaware, Norton, Mozilla Firefox, Adobe acrobat.
    it allows install and monitored updates.
    Linux has no place for a Google Pack since it technically already has a google Pack style manager.
    Yast2, URPMI, Portage. Unlike Windows Update dont desciminate.
    they Will update Core system, all installed Software, plugins etc.
    and Will allow install of any Software available.

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