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Revamp of Google Pack page

Brinke Guthrie [PersonRank 10]

Wednesday, June 27, 2007
12 years ago4,214 views


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Rohit Srivastwa [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Nice one!

What it takes to get your favorite software in the pack?
They have firefox, I'd love to get thunderbird too in the pack

Haochi [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

pack.google.com
Let Haochi save two seconds of your life time... :)

<<Google Pack requires Windows XP or Vista>>

Colin Colehour [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

What Mac users see:


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I like the fact they have a Mac only software page, but when are they going to get one for Linux apps too?

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

When they'll have more than two or three Linux apps.

- Google Earth

- Picasa / Wine

- Google Toolbar for Firefox and other Firefox extensions

Colin Colehour [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

So by the end of the year they will have a linux page?? :)

Pierre S [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

I hope so. They commited at the Linux Desktop Architect Summit to port more apps to Linux and to release open source software.

Pierre S [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

They's have to design it smartly , so that the app can detect the packaging system, and install the right packages (or do a generic thing installing the software w/o integration)

David Hetfield [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

It's a real nice one!

Martin Porcheron [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Google seems to be tidying up all their products and adding more gradients and curves to them recently. I'm kinda hoping Gmail and Gcal will get the same treatement.

Danny [PersonRank 0]

12 years ago #

I hope that google will take off spydoctor from the google pack.... It makes the computer go much, much slower...

David Hetfield [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

You don't have to choose it ya know.. :)

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

I get a time-out when I hit "download". Also, I can't click on a program title to toggle the checkbox (bad usability). And if we're nitpicking: the download button uses minimal ghosting, and the dash in the left-hand copy is too short :) But this page is a big improvement over the old page in terms of immediately clarifying what you'll get and how you can remove it:


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[Note: above is a mockup, because I had to insert the new Download button (Archive.org didn't load the old Download button).]

The new page for reference...


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Marcin Sochacki (Wanted) [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

I've never installed Google Pack, but regarding the spyware-like appearance of Real Player, I remember someone saying in Google they have negotiated with Real slightly less intrusive approach for the Google Pack version.

Can anyone deny/confirm that?

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