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Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

Thursday, January 5, 2006
11 years ago

We'll see tomorrow what we'll turn out to be true:
Google Cube
Google Pack
Google PC
or
Google Video Rental.

The last one will certainly happen at some point.

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Or Google Calendar! lol :-)

or nothing ^^

Brian Mingus [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

WTF???

RealPlayer?

Google, why hast thou forsaken me?

Brinke Guthrie [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

can you opt out of certain things? I dont want trillian or FF..I HAVE Real and NAV and Picasa and stuff. The screensaver would be OK tho.

Bjorn Ruwald [PersonRank 1]

11 years ago #

The Trillian-Google talk combo strikes me as odd.

Brinke Guthrie [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

PS- I just read the WSJ piece. Now what kinda file size is THIS??? Like, 200 MB or something?
i have all of this already!

   That software will include the open-source Firefox Web browser, a version of Norton AntiVirus software from Symantec Corp., Adobe Systems Inc.'s Reader software, RealNetworks Inc.'s RealPlayer multimedia software, Trillian instant-messaging software from Cerulean Studios and Lavasoft AB's Ad-Aware antispyware software. Google Pack will also include Google's own desktop search software, Google Earth satellite imaging and maps software, Picasa photo-management software, Google Talk instant-messaging program, its Toolbar add-on for Web browsers and screen saver software.

CJ Millisock [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

It's obvious that Google is not naive enough to force users to install packages that they already have. My prediction is that it will give you the option to install each piece, or it will offer to uninstall all of the old versions of your software, and reinstall the package versions.

Jordan Hamer [PersonRank 1]

11 years ago #

I'm suprised that with Google's recent deal with AOL that the AOL owned WinAmp was not included instead of Real Player, in my opinion it is far superior.

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

What do you think about the Url :

www.google.com/accounts/Login? ... pack.google.com/pack/pack_inst ...

What is service "tester" ? In french "test" means "to try"... But in english it's not the same signification :-S

and when you go here google.com/tester ...

Brinke Guthrie [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

OK, one more.

Why would this thing have Trillian in it...AND Google Talk? The point would be...................what?

Prashanth Gurijala [PersonRank 1]

11 years ago #

You can see this logo after going through this link...

pack.google.com/pack/pack_inst ...

This goes very fast but you can clearly see this logo in Firefox tabs..

BrianS [PersonRank 7]

11 years ago #

This will save you dry eyes in trying to see the logo flash by:

pack.google.com/pack/favicon.i ...

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

That logo you've got there might not be far off. Did you see this?

surfnicaragua.blogspot.com/200 ...

If that's site's for real, it looks he's the guy who creates some of the graphics for Google. Check our his previous post about the Zeitgeist graphic:

surfnicaragua.blogspot.com/200 ...

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

News are so fast! The favicon is online since less than 1 day!
Blogoscoped always on top ;)

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Tony, I didn't see that site, very interesting tho! I actually created the graphic based on the tiny Favicon I saw on pack.google.com (I found the pointer that there's a favicon on Digg today).

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Added the icons Tony, great find...

/pd [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

has anyone tried sign thru pack.google.com using a legit gmail account ??

in response ïnvalide request"".. is it onlyme ??

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Tried it, I get the same "Invalid request."

Andrew Hitchcock [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

That blogspot blog is down now.

Andrew Hitchcock [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Oh, another thing. I tried loading it just a minute ago and it said the service you are trying to access is currently unavailable, please try again later (paraphrased... I forgot to save it). Now it says "Invalid request."

Brian Mingus [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Looks like someone got in trouble =)

/pd [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Ok, so the luanchpad is there at that url , with the same deficencies.

What happens if goog luanches a googpack installed on a mini box @$399/- which cuts way into the ipod market ?? A gadget that is pakable ..think what ibm is to mainframes is to what googs is to digital content ??

Artem [PersonRank 4]

11 years ago #

Google pack + the mini box. Hmm, to me it is a 'no go' without the office software. $400 is too much for just a browsing station (and you'd have to buy a monitor, wouldn't you?)

Jayenkai [PersonRank 2]

11 years ago #

Going to an idiots pc, and being able to simultaneously install Ad-Aware, Firefox, and Trillian alone is good enough reason to have this. As a pack, it'll help clean up hundreds of PC's. In that way, well done Google..

Mynamesnotjohn [PersonRank 0]

11 years ago #

Just as many have said why would Google just bundle a bunch yesterdays software titles? Most of them people have or could DL themselves from the source. I think Google is smarter than this, and must have something of far more value hidden up that sleeve... or maybe its the same old software with new GUI.

Ilana Tamir [PersonRank 1]

11 years ago #

will there be a webcast of Page's keynote?

Tom Lech [PersonRank 1]

11 years ago #

I agree with you. It;s to easy to give people what they already have. I think it will be something more then this. I and i hope it will be as good as other services

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Just a small bit of useless/uninteresting information ... but when you send a request to pack.google.com it returns the following HTTP headers:

HTTP Status Code: HTTP/1.0 200 OK
Location: www.google.com/accounts/Login? ... pack.google.com/
Content-Type: text/html
Server: COMINST/1.0
Content-Length: 505
Date: Fri, 06 Jan 2006 16:43:47 GMT
Connection: Keep-Alive

What webserver software is "COMINST/1.0"? It's not "GWS/2.1" that Google normally uses and Googling it returns nothing at the moment:

google.com/search?q=COMINST%2F ...

Jens Minor [PersonRank 3]

11 years ago #

pack.google.com/support/

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Well done Jens ;-)

Press "F5" if you got an error page ;)

"Copyright © 2002 Neotonic Software Corporation"

2002 ???

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

OK I found it :
neotonic.com/trakken/customers ...

Jens Minor [PersonRank 3]

11 years ago #

Or look here, i just found it:
purchases.google.com/files/buy ...

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

How do you find that, Jens?
Are you a hacker? Or a Googler? Or just lucky?
I am really impressed :-o

BrianS [PersonRank 7]

11 years ago #

In a different thread, Paul prijs posted the url :

pack.google.com/pack/about.htm ...

which was live for a short time but now redirects as well. While it was live I found the following:

pack.google.com/pack/common_in ...

In which you can see the programs that will be included within the pack and some links to icons for the programs.

Additionally, it appears there is a url for each product within the pack that redirects currently, but is available for example at pack.google.com/pack/product_e ... for google earth, or pack.google.com/pack/product_f ... for firefox

Jens Minor [PersonRank 3]

11 years ago #

I looked at the URIs from other google-services and type the same together with the purchases or pack-subdomain. So easy is it ;-) Try it yourself, you can often find interesthing things.

Looking into the robots.txt-files from many google-services are interesting, too.

Sorry for my english, I'm german.

Eric Baillargeon [PersonRank 2]

11 years ago #

The complete list taken inlogicalbearer.blogspot.com/2 ... from an .js installation file.

Brinke Guthrie [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

when will this be avail for actual download? when will it be LIVE LIVE LIVE?

/pd [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

I am trying this URL
pack.google.com/pack/pack_inst ...

and getting ..:()-
Redirecting you to www.google.com/accounts/
Login?service=tester&continue=http:
//pack.google.com/
pack/pack_installer.html

secondly, their internal site pack sites have not been crawled and indexed for publix consuption yet..

Your search – google pack – did not match any answers in our Help Center.

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

For anyone that missed the Google Pack About page, I've got a screenshot over on my blog. I've got a couple of screenshots of the icon designer's blog that has since been taken offline:

ruscoe.net/blog/2006/01/google ...

Whilst his blog has been pulled down, the screenshot that he took of the icons is still available (for the moment):


photos1.blogger.com/blogger/54 ...

Caleb E [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

ITS LIVE!

Suresh Kumar [PersonRank 0]

11 years ago #

why oh why?! must they use Real Player....

why doesn't Google use QuickTime??

Pau Tomàs [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Google Video Player isn't yet in the pack.

pack.google.com/product_video. ...

Stephen [PersonRank 0]

11 years ago #

[moved]

pack.google.com/ is live. It includes google updater which updates all your google products.

Paul prijs [PersonRank 0]

11 years ago #

[moved]

pack.google.com/pack/about.htm ...

Brian Mingus [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

I am completely miffed. RealPlayer has the worst history of any software package aside from WeatherBug in terms of pestering the user with marketing schemata, confusing and indirect registration procedures that probe you for more data than necessary, and uninstalls that leave garbage behind than any other package I can think of.

Google has truly gone "mainstream" with this move, and for some reason that sounds really bad.

Mike Beckham [PersonRank 1]

11 years ago #

You can deselect products, I dont want; Audobe Reader I have it, Realplayer I dont have (adware peice of crap) and Norton AntiVirus which is one of the worst anti virus programs around

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