- 01-06-2013, 02:14 PM #201
- 01-06-2013, 07:33 PM #205
- 01-06-2013, 07:34 PM #206
- 01-06-2013, 07:58 PM #207
Omniusovermind, stop making references to conspiracy theories. Everyone on Internet forums knows that there's no corruption or dirty backroom dealing going on in government and big businesses. You're such a naive tinfoil hat wearing wackjob.
- 01-06-2013, 08:05 PM #208
- 01-06-2013, 08:22 PM #209
Much ado about nothing anyway. Google tried to trim the fat by cutting down on all the mobile browser formats they needed to support and we're probably just hoping nobody would get upset over it. When they did, they said they're going to fix it. Companies do stuff like this all the time.
01-07-2013, 10:25 AM #214
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I still say if google wants to block services to WP, Microsoft should block all forms of google on all of their services. That means that customers with any version of windows no longer have access to gmail, google maps, youtube, or google.com.
Lets see who cracks first.
- 01-07-2013, 02:13 PM #218
I don't think Microsoft should block anybody or anything.
They're a great IT citizen. They support their Outlook.com users and other users on every OS under the sun.
Microsoft should point out that its open, cross-platform solutions are superior in usability and functionality to Google's closed, proprietary services -- and are available cross-platform.
Microsoft is once again the "safe" choice -- if you have a Windows Phone and PC now, but decide to go, say, BlackBerry 10 and iMac, your Outlook, SkyDrive and everything else will work with those platforms as well. Google is the dangerous, unreliable choice -- if you have Android, but decide to go, say, Windows Phone and iPad, your Google Services will degrade (or may stop working entirely). Or they might work okay until Google decides to make another spontaneous change that breaks everything.
- 01-08-2013, 12:51 PM #220
- 01-08-2013, 01:01 PM #221
Outlook works great on the Mac, and Microsoft supports its customers across all OSes. The "predatory" stuff is meaningless rhetoric without any concrete basis whatsoever, used to justify Google's anticompetitive behavior as "retaliatory" when it is clearly unilateral.
- 01-08-2013, 01:34 PM #222
I don't want to pay for windows to buy outlook 2010, then download outlook connector. I already own Microsoft office 2011 for the MAC. I hope that Microsoft lets hotmail work with the MAC, as it does on iPad and iPhone..
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- 01-08-2013, 01:51 PM #223
If you think that calling Microsoft predatory is rhetoric, you were never paying attention. Bing it. Or maybe Google it in case Microsoft is blocking it.
And no, Outlook.com CANNOT be set up as an Exchange account in Outlook for Mac. Therefore, Microsoft is NOT supporting me like they do users of their own OS.
- 01-08-2013, 04:18 PM #224If you think that calling Microsoft predatory is rhetoric, you were never paying attention. Bing it. Or maybe Google it in case Microsoft is blocking it.And no, Outlook.com CANNOT be set up as an Exchange account in Outlook for Mac.Therefore, Microsoft is NOT supporting me like they do users of their own OS.
You've got to get over your irrational hatred of Microsoft. It's the 21st century, and they're now the friendliest and most interoperable company out there. Most of the accusations of "monopoly" came not from Microsoft being "aggressive," but the competition (especially Apple products) sucking and costing more.
And yeah, I know, because I was a Mac guy for about a decade before dumping the platform and moving to Windows. Consumers aren't stupid -- they choose the best value. It wasn't Apple, Sun, Netscape or the other IT losers of the 1990s who were providing that.
- 01-08-2013, 05:45 PM #225Originally Posted by brmiller1976Originally Posted by brmiller1976Originally Posted by brmiller1976
But Microsoft DID do something similar, only worse. Did you hear about what they did to their Plays for Sure partners? These weren't companies that were trying to ride Microsoft's coat tails, those companies were "partners". Until Plays for Sure got in the way of the Zune.
So, instead of chopping off one disinterested company like Apple did to Palm, Microsoft chopped 6 or 8 companies that invested time and money into a Microsoft DRM scheme at the knees to clear the MP3 player deck for the ill-fated Zune. Seems pretty predatory to me.Originally Posted by brmiller1976
The rest of that stuff? Whatever.
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