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  • I first heard about prism when someone mentioned fluid on a forum I visit. I tested it out, but I soon realized that I’d rather have 20 tabs open and confined to a single instance of the web-browser than to have a few windows dedicated to only a single task. I keep my mail open all the time, but only check it ever couple hours or so, so it doesn’t make sense to take up taskbar space with it.

  • @Angelo

    Well, for me issue came up for Wave and its Opera non-compatibility. :( By the way it is strange that Opera doesn’t have this feature.

    Aside from Wave I don’t use any web apps at home except Twitter, but I do use gmail and google reader at work. Should probably try them in separate windows.

    By the way I think this trick increases in value as screen space decreases. On 19″ it is merely tidying up, but on 9-11″ netbook this really makes a difference.

  • The DataRat

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    “they will ignore Opera
    for some months (if not
    years)”

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    Bro. Rat don’t take it personally. How long has the Chrome browser
    been out and they ~still~ don’t have a version for the Macintosh !

    You get -in a certain sense- that Google is just geek kids playing
    around in their garage. They personally like open source, so Apple
    and Opera get ignored ! There’s no real business ethic where they’re
    out to serve the market as a whole. More like exercising their own
    personal predilections …playing favorites in high school.

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    The DataRat

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  • @DataRat

    I do not think it’s personal. On the contrary I think Google is about logic and highly calculated and cold decisions.

    Reputational gain of supporting extra browser engine from day one is not covering development costs. For Google this is no-brainer.

    On Apple – I think Google won’t ever get along with it. Google sells results, Apple sells stories. Google is ambitious, Apple simply wants to milk its niche.

  • The DataRat

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    “Apple sells stories.
    …Apple simply wants
    to milk its niche”

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    Well, at least we concur regarding Apple !

    The computer version of ‘designer clothing’
    for people with more money than brains.

    The haute computing of trendy elitists:
    Apple is an image.

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    The DataRat

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  • @Khanti

    Thanks for suggestion, bookmarked. :) But since it is beta at moment I am likely to save it for later when it gets to stable release.

  • nick3499

    in ubuntu linux, I use the synapse app launcher, and had been using chromium browser in –app mode, which works good, but after upgrading os to ubuntu 12.10, chromium is getting very buggy, perhaps because: 1. a conflict with ubuntu’s newest webapp feature, 2. amd64-bit, 3. something else. now jumping back to firefox(aurora), but then noticed how mozilla labs put prism on inactive status, and webrunner is out, so I feel as if I need to practice some patience until mozilla and ubuntu sort out this manifestation of webapp/cloud computing. apple’s os seems to be the most developed stable os, but I keep buying pc’s. maybe it’s time for a change: pc to apple.

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