[buug] Gears or no Gears?
pewterbot9 at gmail.com
Mon May 18 18:18:47 PDT 2009
Would like some informed opinion about whether or not using Google
Gears would prove a boon to operating my upcoming Linux blog and
site. I've settled on Wordpress, which has the option of using Gears
to facilitate a blogmaster, quote:
"Gears is a plug-in that extends your browser to create a richer
platform for web applications. For example, webmasters can use Gears
on their websites to let users access information offline or provide
you with content based on your geographical location. To install
Gears, visit http://gears.google.com."
Gears is Linux-ready, and plugs into Firefox.
Does anyone from BUUG know if Gears can violate my online priivacy in
any way? How about tracking? Are the features offered mostly lazy
workarounds, or will they really be an asset to my blogging? i
certainly like the idea of having a clean interface between client and
server, and being able to work offline.
My needs would be simple; my blog would only be mildly interactive,
based on comments only, nothing else. Perhaps Gears' features would be
top heavy, and thwarted by the fact I don't have 24/7 broadband, and
only have that when i access public wifi away from home (where I only
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