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News Xmarks to close its doors

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by julieb, 28 Sep 2010.

  1. julieb

    julieb What's a Dremel?

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  2. yuusou

    yuusou Multimodder

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    My feeling exactly. I'ma let you finish but it's probably THE greatest Firefox (and all others tbh) add-on of all times.
     
  3. Singularity

    Singularity ******* Operator from Hell

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    Nooooooooo :(
    I love xmarks...
     
  4. MrJay

    MrJay You are always where you want to be

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    Bugger : /
    Best addon ever, don't know what id do without it...
     
  5. bogie170

    bogie170 What's a Dremel?

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    Someone must buy this company?
     
  6. funkymonk

    funkymonk What's a Dremel?

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    whaaaa? noooo.

    Love this add-on, first add-on i go to after doing a fresh install or install on another pc.
     
  7. Skutbag

    Skutbag What's a Dremel?

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    Dang. But I suppose its a tricky business model, tragically. I use it, but if pushed I wouldn't pay for it so best leave it to the browsers to do themselves I spose.
     
  8. eddtox

    eddtox Homo Interneticus

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    :( I love Xmarks. I didn't know about FFsync though, so I'll have to give that a go. /issad
     
  9. Tattysnuc

    Tattysnuc Thinking about which mod to do 1st.

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    Bugger indeed.
    Usually this is the first add-on I put onto a new PC and it contains links to all the software and drivers I need to install. Shame to see you go! I wonder if we'll be able to host the service ourselves rather than on Xmarks servers as an alternative so that the product can live on...
     
  10. Guest-16

    Guest-16 Guest

    This. I now haz a proper sad :( Now I have to find and use another bloody sync tool on all my systems. If Google had kept up Googlesync it wouldn't be an issue :/
     
  11. dolphin-promotions

    dolphin-promotions What's a Dremel?

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    FF Sync is great but it started off much later than FoxMarks/XSync and has been playing catchup somewhat. It is great though though obviously has a major disadvantage of not being a cross browser tool
     
  12. lacuna

    lacuna Minimodder

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    Enter your passwords manually...
     
  13. DXR_13KE

    DXR_13KE BananaModder

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    balls!
     
  14. logan'srun

    logan'srun following the footsteps of giants

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    +1
     
  15. GravitySmacked

    GravitySmacked Mostly Harmless

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    What a shame, such a useful service - gutted.
     
  16. Denis_iii

    Denis_iii What's a Dremel?

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  17. Baz

    Baz I work for Corsair

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    This sucks huge monkey testes.

    Bugger.
     
  18. Farting Bob

    Farting Bob What's a Dremel?

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    I guess having your entire business model based around a free Firefox addon is always going to be tough. But then theres plenty of other addons that do the same thing with maybe not quite as much polish.
     
  19. sandys

    sandys Multimodder

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    Can't they just charge for the software, if it has so many users who have been using it for a while I'm sure they'd want to hold on to the functionality like I do, I don't want to find an alternate, I'd pay a few quid for it.
     
  20. eddtox

    eddtox Homo Interneticus

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    I think the big question is how many people would pay and how much. I would imagine they looked into that possibility and found that they just couldn't get enough to make it a viable business model.

    Remember that they have servers to run and wages to pay. I wonder if they would be willing to opensource it?
     
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