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    The Google Pack

    Google has officially announced at CES a new product which it talked about in its Blog as of 1st January. Google Pack is a software package intended to make installation and maintenance of essential applications easy.
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    Norton antivirus, very intresting choice.
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    Question is do all of theses applications have ability to run on other platforms, for example if you use Linux?

    If Google were working on an OS they would need support from vendors to develop on another platform, which would likely be a linux hybrid.

    I am amazed they don't just buy Lindows and rename it

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    According to the page, it's for Windows XP, so that means I can't use on my Windows 2000 installation presumably. As for Linux, I really don't mind not having it - I can install and update my programs far more easily from the command line.
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    No firewall in that pack, a bit of an oversight imo.

    All the programs included should be available free (with premium versions available if wanted by the end user) would make more sense I would have thought.

    Still a good idea.
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    Quote Originally Posted by iMc
    No firewall in that pack, a bit of an oversight imo.
    Why? It's for XP, which has a Firewall already.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve
    Why? It's for XP, which has a Firewall already.
    Plenty of people I have spoke to haven't got SP2 installed

    But yeh, I spose they don't want to wind MS up too much.
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    No option to choose what to install ? I dont like Norton :|
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hans Voralberg
    No option to choose what to install ? I dont like Norton :|
    You can choose NOT to install Norton, but you cannot choose an altnerative scanner.
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    ... google pack is a good idea.. unfortunaltey the current version is very much an unfinished smorgasbord of a product that looks like its been rushed out for ces.. maybe in 6 months it will be a polished product with decent google focused applications but for now it just seems a weak way to cover the fact that thier keynote coontained nothing of any value .. n(except robbin williams.. but i can;t find the clip with him on anywhere.. even a full podcast of the keynote had him cut out.. )
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    Quote Originally Posted by David
    Question is do all of theses applications have ability to run on other platforms, for example if you use Linux?
    I don't think any of the programs Google has released are for anything other than Windows or Mac OS.

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