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Does this make it clear?  😁

Unfortunately, a thread was locked before I could reply to someone who quoted me and replied to me. We all use a viewer for SL, of course, but someone said it's a browser, not a viewer. As evidence fo

You answered your own quandary: They're called .... Clients.

1 hour ago, Profaitchikenz Haiku said:

Ok so, it's more than a viewer, it's more than a browser, I guess that since we use it to interact with a virtual world, it's an innerface?

Yes! What happens when we use the viewer to browse a store? Is it then a browser?

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The Second Life viewer does contain a web browser. It's Google Chromium, the open-source version of Chrome. It works mostly like Chrome, except that it doesn't have the non-open-source part needed to play video with strong digital rights management. This is why you can't watch Netflix on a TV in Second Life.

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2 hours ago, animats said:

The Second Life viewer does contain a web browser. It's Google Chromium, the open-source version of Chrome. It works mostly like Chrome, except that it doesn't have the non-open-source part needed to play video with strong digital rights management. This is why you can't watch Netflix on a TV in Second Life.

If I have a bag that contains a necklace, that doesn't make the bag a necklace because it contains it.

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6 hours ago, Evah Baxton said:

What happens when we use the viewer to browse a store? Is it then a browser?

No it isn't. In the case you described, YOU are the browser, not the programme you use. The viewer is the moveable window through which you browse the goods in the store. You take the window to places and things you want to see. A browser is a static space in which things are displayed. Because it doesn't move, it can thought of as a board.

Things like web pages come to the static browser, but the mobile viewer goes to the things. They are quite different.

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