I don’t think Microsoft using Chromium is the end of the world, but it is another step down a slippery slope. It’s one more way of bolstering the influence Google currently has on the web.

We need Google to keep pushing the web forward. But it’s critical that we have other voices, with different viewpoints, to maintain some sense of balance. Monocultures don’t benefit anyone.

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smokey

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@eli I think it is, in fact, the end of the world, as far as the web is concerned. Microsoft is the last entity out there that has both the resources necessary and business reasons for writing a rendering engine. If Microsoft can’t make it work or justify it, who else can? (Besides maybe Facebook, and that’s worse than Google.)

bradenslen

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@smokey @eli this does make me uneasy. We have too many monocultures on too many different fronts.

DrOct

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@smokey It makes me uneasy to. But I would mention that Mozilla is still doing it's thing, and doing a great job recently! I switched from Chrome to Firefox on my work computer several months ago and have been very happy with it.

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