Chrome on Launchpad?

Tom Davies tomdavies04 at yahoo.co.uk
Tue Apr 9 15:54:33 UTC 2013


Hi :)
32bit works on everything.  Doesn't matter if the machine or the OS are 64 or 32 bit a 32bit program will just work happily.  So, you only need to have 1 download button.  

People get very anxious and confused if they are given a choice and when it's a techie sounding thing that makes no sense to them they find it's a complete nightmare.  Easier to go back to Windows for it's freedom FROM choice.  

Of course in Gnu&Linux land you might expect people to have some basic knowledge but in gateway distros (such as Ubuntu, Fedora, openSUSE, Chrome etc) they might well be just dumb Windows Users egged on into hostile territory and still belienving all sorts of FUD and just plain scared out of their wits and just grabbing at the nearest thing.  

So, just 32bit kept things easier for them but nowadays maybe a 64bit build might not hurt quite so much
Regards from
Tom :)  





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> From: Jonathan Aquilina <eagles051387 at gmail.com>
>To: Tom Davies <tomdavies04 at yahoo.co.uk> 
>Cc: Michael Bauer <fios at akerbeltz.org>; "ubuntu-translators at lists.ubuntu.com" <ubuntu-translators at lists.ubuntu.com> 
>Sent: Tuesday, 9 April 2013, 16:22
>Subject: Re: Chrome on Launchpad?
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>Make sense, what doesnt make much sense why a 32bit browser and not 64bit 
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>On Tue, Apr 9, 2013 at 5:16 PM, Tom Davies <tomdavies04 at yahoo.co.uk> wrote:
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>Hi :)  
>>Chrome is the name of 2 different things; a web-browser which has been around for ages now and an OS which is slightly newer.  Very "Zen" of them!  The OS supposedly runs inside the web-browser so the 2 things; the OS and the web-browser are 1.  
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>>So, people got fed up of asking or dealing with the question "Do you mean the web-browser or the OS?" and just started called the web-browser "Chromium" instead, to avoid confusion.  Unfortunately Google still call it Chrome.  So the sensible Ubuntu people take Chrome (the web-browser) and rename it Chromium to fit in with the rest of the entire world outside of Google's insanity.  
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>>Does that clarify it or make it "clear as mud"?
>>Regards from 
>>Tom :)  
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>>>________________________________
>>> From: Jonathan Aquilina <eagles051387 at gmail.com>
>>>To: Michael Bauer <fios at akerbeltz.org> 
>>>Cc: "ubuntu-translators at lists.ubuntu.com" <ubuntu-translators at lists.ubuntu.com> 
>>>Sent: Tuesday, 9 April 2013, 15:20
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>>>Subject: Re: Chrome on Launchpad?
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>>>I am more then willing to help and I was thinking on the translation front some how integrating pootle into the whole mess for translations. thing is I cannot work on this right now sadly as I am gearing up for exams. :( 
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>>>what is the difference between chromium and chrome?
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>>>On Tue, Apr 9, 2013 at 3:57 PM, Michael Bauer <fios at akerbeltz.org> wrote:
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>>>What I don't get is that there is no proper Windows installer, you have to grab a nightly, unzip, move to the programs folder, manually do a shortcut and hope it's not buggy...
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>>>>I would welcome any development that gets us a sane path to
    localized Chromium versions that are easy for folk to install and
    update but I'm afraid I'm only a translator so I can't offer help
    coding.
>>>>
>>>>Michael
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>>>>09/04/2013 14:39, sgrìobh Jonathan Aquilina:
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>>>>im tempted to fork it and work on things on my own. What I dont get is why release it as a 32bit browser?
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