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http://www.smh.com.au/news/biztech/g...205350391.html
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Google is rolling out a technology designed to overcome the major drawback faced by all web-based applications: the fact that they don't work without an internet connection.

Google Gears is an open source technology for creating offline web applications that is being launched today at Google's annual Developer Day gatherings around the world.

"With Google Gears, we're tackling the key limitation of the browser in order to make it a stronger platform for deploying all types of applications and enabling a better user experience," Google CEO Eric Schmidt said in a statement.
Looks rather interesting, honestly.
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I see a google branded web browser that lets you surf all the cached website you have visited off line...

Kinda like google cache... but locally on your computer...

Kinda cool i think...
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That'd be cool. No use for OCN though - it's constantly live
    
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Way to go google.

I'm glad we have it to rely on.
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But aren't the majority of people on "always-on" broadband connections now anyway so it isn't really needed. Maybe when your broadband stops working you can go to your ISPs website in the cache then swear at it for not being able to send an email.
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there will always be a use for it... like google cache... people like to see older versions of websites, or any given server went down you could still access it from the last cache... for the tutorials or something...

I'd like to have something like that... Almost like having a "internet backup" on your computer... kinda cool...

All this my own speculation...
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Actually I think this is more toward web-based software than cached webpages. There is a lot of really nifty apps out there and some I can see you wanting access to on a pc with no internet.
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Actually I think this is more toward web-based software than cached webpages. There is a lot of really nifty apps out there and some I can see you wanting access to on a pc with no internet.
So it is more refering to Googles online office suite thing. So people can use Googles document writer while they are offline? That would be pretty good, and piss of Microsoft.
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