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Old 08. Nov 2010, 07:55 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Cool RockMelt - New Browser

New Browser Launched http://www.rockmelt.com/ (appears to be by invitation only for now)...

Is this in the same class of Epic / FLock ?
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Is this in the same class of Epic / FLock ?
Appears so, but built on Chromium rather that Mozilla. I found this article. http://ipcommunications.tmcnet.com/t...r-launched.htm It appears that they have some pretty strong financial backing.

On another note, I tried Flock once, never tried Epic. I have never met a single person that has used either one. You?
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On another note, I tried Flock once, never tried Epic. I have never met a single person that has used either one. You?
I tried both of them for a short period, didn't liked them...may be because I am not much in "social networking..."
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Flock is relatively famous and last time i used it, it appeared to me very fast (for some reason faster than even chrome...).
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The browser seems to be centered around social networking, mainly Twitter and Facebook. I don't think that is a selling point(or, should be) for the browser. I saw the video on their site, and it did not contain any details or features of the browser other than sharing things with friends on Facebook. Not impressive for me.

Also, their site does not show up well on Firefox. Things are going past the page, but there is no horizontal scroll to access that. Not well designed. Maybe the site is not intended to work on Firefox.

It may appeal only to those who are heavily involved with Facebook, and are addicts. In the link that Ritho shared, towards the end, its written that there will be payment options by referrals. That put me off too.

I haven't used Flock, but I have used Epic. We have a thread on the forum where Epic was discussed extensively. I was interested in the browser initially, but gradually I lost interest. One, because I think there was too much of stuff packed into the browser, more than I needed, and that too, cannot be hidden from view. Also, its built on Firefox, and I would prefer Firefox original. From security point of view too, I don't think Epic was being updated as fast as Firefox. I will stick with Firefox.
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The browser seems to be centered around social networking, mainly Twitter and Facebook. I don't think that is a selling point(or, should be) for the browser. I saw the video on their site, and it did not contain any details or features of the browser other than sharing things with friends on Facebook. Not impressive for me.

Also, their site does not show up well on Firefox. Things are going past the page, but there is no horizontal scroll to access that. Not well designed. Maybe the site is not intended to work on Firefox.

It may appeal only to those who are heavily involved with Facebook, and are addicts. In the link that Ritho shared, towards the end, its written that there will be payment options by referrals. That put me off too.

I haven't used Flock, but I have used Epic. We have a thread on the forum where Epic was discussed extensively. I was interested in the browser initially, but gradually I lost interest. One, because I think there was too much of stuff packed into the browser, more than I needed, and that too, cannot be hidden from view. Also, its built on Firefox, and I would prefer Firefox original. From security point of view too, I don't think Epic was being updated as fast as Firefox. I will stick with Firefox.
Exactly! I'm also not too much into the social networking craze....Besides, the "firefox" clones get their updates later....
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I understand that a new browser called Jungle Fish is about to be launched soon.

Apparently it contains permanent links to a range of psychiatric services designed to help those who wish to "recover" from social networking addiction
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I understand that a new browser called Jungle Fish is about to be launched soon.
I usually get these, but you lost me on this one. Why "Jungle Fish?"

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No kidding! My wife is a casual Facebook user, but she has friends who don't like to go camping or somewhere remote on vacation, because they have withdrawals from not using Facebook. I imagine suicide rates will rise dramatically world over, if Facebook folds some day.
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I have a Facebook account and I use it too. But I do not use it so much as to leave other things. I used to spend quite some time on it playing Farmville though... but not anymore. Don't have time. Now, I login very less on to Facebook.

I have a Twitter account too, but I cannot see any use for it.
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I usually get these, but you lost me on this one. Why "Jungle Fish?"

I imagine suicide rates will rise dramatically world over, if Facebook folds some day.
I guess it's debatable as to which would be the biggest loss to mankind

There's no logic to my choice of name other than I was staring out of the window at the jungle next to us which is an ongoing exercise to keep out of the garden and fish is what I miss most about the UK (catching that is - not eating )
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There's no logic to my choice of name other than I was staring out of the window at the jungle next to us which is an ongoing exercise to keep out of the garden and fish is what I miss most about the UK (catching that is - not eating )
I see. So it was along the lines of how the American indians used to name their children. The first significant thing the father saw after the child was born became the name.

You know....One day a young Apache boy says to his father, "Dad, how did we get our names? "Well son," he says, "It was like this. When your brother, Running Bull, was born I looked out of our tepee, and saw a herd of buffalo running across the plain. Or for example the day your sister, Spring Breeze, was born, there was a cool refreshing wind blowing the flaps of our tent. Yes that's how it was, I remember it like it was yesterday. Anyway, why do you ask, Squatting Dog?"
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