Google Web Accelerator

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by Simon Phoenix, May 5, 2005.

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  1. Simon Phoenix

    Simon Phoenix Registered Member

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  2. rdsu

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    It support all the browsers... read the FAQ...

    But it seems that this program have a lot of work to be done...
     
  3. Bubba

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    I am in the early reading stages....so I'll defer for the moment.

    Google Web Accelerator sparks privacy fears

     
  4. ratcheer

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    I am trying it with Firefox 1.0.3. So far, it is pretty good. Pages load noticeably faster.

    Two sites that I have to log on to don't work, though. One is this site, Wilders Security, the other is my ISP's web mail page. It is easy to fix by just excluding these sites from GWA.

    Other sites that I log on to are working just fine.

    Tim
     
  5. Pollmaster

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    Basically you are using google as a remote proxy, with some additional tricks thrown in like prefetching in firefox. In some ways it reminds me of AOL, in that you dont connect to the site directly but google grabs it for you.

    The privacy loss involved is the same I guess .
     
  6. ratcheer

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    I uninstalled it, this evening, due to real security concerns.

    Then, I more or less replaced it with TreeWalk. I am amazed - TreeWalk is even faster. Once a site's address has been cached, locally, web pages seem to pop open instantaneously.

    If anyone else is interested, it can be found at http://ntcanuck.com

    Tim
     
  7. Spyros

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    Before you decide to use Google Web Accelerator, you better read this.
     
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