Google to try OEM strategy to kill IE

Google is trying to work deals with PC manufacturers for them to bundle Chrome on their machine. This is straight out of the Microsoft playbook that saw IE leap to the front in the browser wars.

I haven’t personally spent much time playing with Chrome for a couple of reasons. Firstly they have yet to release a Mac version. I am pretty much entirely based around Mac these days and so if Google want me to play with their browser then best they hurry up and get me a OSX version to play with. Secondly, and I’m not sure how qualified I am with this one, but there are numerous plugins and add-ons that I use with Firefox that keeps that browser my standard. I couldn’t download and extract many of the videos from MSm sites without my Firefox add-ons.

Still this strategy could see the masses converting unknowingly en-masse to Google Chrome. Whether or not that is a good thing remains to be seen as the Google behemoth rolls over and onwards.


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