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    Re: All things Google

    I noticed that the page states
    <hr>As you may have noticed, the guide is still in beta<hr>
    which is a perfect fit for all things Google, since most of their services are in perpetual beta!
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    Re: All things Google

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    <hr>which is a perfect fit for all things Google, since most of their services are in perpetual beta!<hr>
    </center>As opposed to all things Micro$oft which are foisted on the public as finished products and then patched and updated ad infinitum ??!!?? <img src=/S/hairout.gif border=0 alt=hairout width=31 height=23> <img src=/S/laugh.gif border=0 alt=laugh width=15 height=15>
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    Re: All things Google

    <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15> Good point, well made
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    Re: All things Google

    Let us not imply that other software is bug free or that other companies don't foist unfinished products on the public. Take a look at all of the fixes released for the media darlings OSX and Firefox. At least with a released product from MS there is some committment to support and you don't get conned into paying $$$ every year for neglible enhancements as you do with Apple and others. With beta software you get no committment to support, enhancements, or fixes. I have a BIG issue with deploying beta software regularly and extensively even though we are a small company. I just can't afford to spend the time trying to figure out problems with beta software and no matter what is said upfront about software being beta (i.e test version, not necessarily stable, no support, etc., etc.) it still gets dumped in my lap when there is a bug.

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    Re: All things Google

    Didn't mean to imply that Joe. <img src=/S/nope.gif border=0 alt=nope width=15 height=15> I just took a shot and hit the biggest fish in the barrel. <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15> Virtually (no pun intended) all software vendors are guilty of releasing "works in progress" and then patching or updating them after they get kicked around by real world computing. And I agree that making a habit of releasing beta software regularly is a bad practice and everything you mentioned about stability, support, etc. But when something like Google Earth comes along it's just too good to keep under wraps and let the developers have it all to themselves for an extra 6 months to a year. <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>
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    Re: All things Google

    I tend to look at all software as a "work in progress" - there is no such thing as bug-free. You just get the code stable enough, freeze it, and ship it.
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    Re: All things Google

    AMEN!!!!

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    Re: All things Google

    Sounds like everything else in this world. <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>
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    Re: All things Google

    I was hoping to see if i could figure out how to clear the stored searches on the google toolbar, and in the google homepage search box but i can't seem to figure it out. Does anyone know how to do this? or is it simply clearing out something in IE?
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    Re: All things Google

    The Google toolbar for Internet Explorer has a menu item "Clear Search History". Or do you mean something else?
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    Re: All things Google

    ah well you got half of it! thanks.

    the other half is how do i clear the search box on google.com? it auto saves everything i ever search for which is kind of annoying... i guess thats something with IE's auto complete?
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    Re: All things Google

    Yep, that

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    Re: All things Google

    thanks Hans!
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    Re: All things Google

    Individual search entries may be removed by re-typing them until the auto-complete 'brings them up', then hit 'delete'.

    This is useful when you only want to delete evidence that you were looking for 'that special present' or whatever.

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