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Msg#: 778 posted 12:57 pm on Mar 14, 2006 (gmt 0)

Although it has taken Microsoft five years to develop the next version of Windows, the software maker seems to crank out a new Windows Live service every five minutes.

And, to some degree, that's the point.


Quick turnaround on Windows Live [news.com.com]

 

Chico_Loco

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Msg#: 778 posted 2:15 pm on Mar 14, 2006 (gmt 0)

Still doesn't work with Safari on Mac OS X 10.4. Works in Firefox, but I'm not going to open Firefox just to use Windows Live!

johncory

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Msg#: 778 posted 6:24 pm on Mar 14, 2006 (gmt 0)

Ok, I'm going to apologize in advance for this post. Obviously, I'm not tenured enough around here to post a rant but, MS Live?, c'mon.

I'd be interested in MS if they were using their huge capital (it is still huge, right?) to establish free municipal wi-fi across the rural US (or Mexico and Canada or Thailand or Africa . . . ).

But this Live thing to me is just a conglomeration of silly little services better-offered and better-presented by the companies that last "premiered" them.

For instance, Gmail's email+chat, weatherfox on firefox, Mac's Widgets (even sucks on Mac - why redo it?), RSS feeds (the news listings actually look better on the sites that Live pulls from), and Hotmail? Hotmail?

To get to my point, I hope no one is trying to give them credit for the "quick turnaround." It's like if the US gov actually got the levee situation together in New Orleans this summer and said, "Hey, look how fast we did that!" I think we would be surprised but, still, completely underwhelmed.

Last but not least, I'm really frightened that my less cerebral clients are going to start asking me why I can't (or shouldn't) put their Hotmail on their homepages. Thanks a lot, Live.

Just had to put that out there. Sorry.

tictoc

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Msg#: 778 posted 8:52 pm on Mar 14, 2006 (gmt 0)

johncory, I agree with your point. I know this is not a political forum but it does seem that Microsoft is ran similar to the Bush Administration - kind of like watching Dumb and Dumber. I mean come on its 2006 and MS is so behind on Vista and they keep giving us the same 'coming soon' press releases just like the Bush folks saying hmm we need better foreign oil alternatives(a bit late for that). I would like to see MS get it together but without all the hype and no product to show for it. It is March 2006 and there is still no Vista, still no quality search engine, still nothing to brag about...

johncory

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Msg#: 778 posted 9:13 pm on Mar 14, 2006 (gmt 0)

tic toc, right, because they're so big they probably spend all their time and resources watching their back on all their trademarks and copyrights and licenses and products and customer service and don't have the can-hardlies to put together anything useful and beautiful.

Google better watch out or they'll be heading in the same mournful direction. Seriously.

tejashah

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Msg#: 778 posted 4:06 am on Mar 15, 2006 (gmt 0)


It is March 2006 and there is still no Vista, still no quality search engine, still nothing to brag about...

Yes it is March 2006 and compared to last year MSN search has improved a lot. I am not saying it is better than Google or but it surely has improved.

Interesting thing is, everyone just lovesss to hate MS for whatever reason. Have you seen the latest image search on Live, that is soooo much better than Google's image search. But i don't see anyone talk about it, b/c we all have learned to hate MS.

Another interesting this is, there was a post on searchenginejournal.com about how Amazon came out with storage space and beat Google and MSFT. But i don't see a single post about it anywhere.

Comment about why MSFT is not doing anything in regards to providing free Wi-Fi to cities and other countries, i totally agree with ya.

Erku

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Msg#: 778 posted 3:13 pm on Mar 15, 2006 (gmt 0)

I agree with Johncory (I believe the second post on this thread.)

"I'd be interested in MS if they were using their huge capital (it is still huge, right?) to establish free municipal wi-fi across the rural US (or Mexico and Canada or Thailand or Africa . . . ).

But this Live thing to me is just a conglomeration of silly little services better-offered and better-presented by the companies that last "premiered" them. "

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