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2 posted 2006-01-07 09:22 PM

I found this information, Martie~
Google Pack
In related news Google will also take the wraps off of "Google Pack," a bundle of applications that will be made available for download in a single installation bundle. Sources tell us that Google pack will feature a Google-tweaked version of Firefox, Adobe Acrobat Reader, antivirus software from Symantec, AdAware, Trillian, and Google's own offerings, including Google Desktop Search, Picasa, Google Earth, Google Talk, and all of the toolbar action you can shake a stick at. Oh, and I left out one other item: the RealPlayer.

That's right. Google will be distributing RealNetwork's RealPlayer. The timing of the announcement leaves us to wonder if RealPlayer and its DRM solution haven't been chosen as Google's commercial video sales format, but it's hard to imagine Google making such a blunder. RealPlayer could be described as significantly unpopular among savvy users, with few of us even having it installed on our systems. Furthermore, the RealPlayer suffers from less penetration than either iTunes or Windows Media Player, giving it the feeling of a third wheel.

Google Pack also sports some other oddities. For instance, bundling Trillian might seem strange considering that Google is working hard to promote its own instant messaging client. On the other hand, Trillian is an early attempt at service federation through an application (that is, it allows you to tie multiple networks together with one application, almost bridging the IM gap), and Google may see it as a way to reduce the installation base of MSN/Windows Messenger and AIM.
at this URL I'll just say that I never rush to a restaurant until it's been open 60 days or more ... and in keeping with that line of thought ... I feel there will be many testing the new bundled Google Pack and then if it's as great as it could be, I'm sure many will consider it~

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3 posted 2006-01-08 12:02 PM

Browser I already use, free from Mozilla (Firefox)...virus protection that isn't as good as what I can get free at Avast...commonly available Real media player that's a fountain of adware and doesn't work as well as the VLC Media Player that I got free...Adobe reader, as if every bloatware package on the planet didn't have that....and I wouldn't know what Google was quietly putting onto my system with those readily available programs.....oh, and they let you download (and presumably pay for) music and videos.

I'll pass.

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4 posted 2006-01-08 06:33 AM

Sound advice.  I've left my machine free of this, Ed, but I will let my husband know that he may have given himself a future headache.  And Marge?  Thanks, too, for the links.

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5 posted 2006-01-08 10:08 AM

Trillian being included is rather nice, and it's one program I've used for a long time as it eats up less resources than the individual chat applications..singly or combined.  However, WinME has serious issues with Trillian, so I opted for Gaim.

I guess Google couldn't get Winamp, so they had to settle for Real...which has blown chunks for many years.

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