Quote: Originally Posted by Silk75
...This is my private stuff....KEEP OUT OF MY LIFE! If I wanted to send these to people, make them public I would...
bravo! COMPLETELY AGREE!
I am well annoyed they "tricked" my parents into using the service. Theres no choice, your just forced to use it (or use another software solution).
Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth
Stop using email then! If it is private DO NOT use email, email is NOT private. Seriously you are being foolish.
Hello Microsoft Employee / paid spokes person :P. Now "go stick your head in a pig" (to quote Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy
1) Email IS private. Just because you can "uncover" or "by publicly available means otherwise discover/view its content" does not make it "public". It makes it insecure, sure. I wonder who the general public would consider the fool here?
Sky drive, reduce spam xD *LMAO*. okayyy.
My oppinion (and here I may enter into foolhardyness), SkyDrive is another Microsoft attempt to subvert some of the power gained by Facebook, Twitter, My Space, BeBo, Google and other such services. They know
they would have a job convincing people to move their stuff over to their own, frankly, similiar or identical service so they are using their "lockin" Windows Live brand to try and implicity have people moved over without their really realising.
The sad thing is, such techniques work, because most people just don't understand how things work and a large number of those people don't care (until they get bitten in the ass by it).
That is why, I recommend to everyone.. don't buy/accept ANY Windows Live product! I have personally replace Windows Live Messenger (since they nobbled the GOOD Windows Messenger) with Pidgen (which is really great and doesn't try and install unwanted stuff or control how you use your system or encumber you with unnecessary licencing conditions).
BOYCOT WINDOWS LIVE!
Put simply, IMO, Windows Live is Microsofts latest attempt to be able to provide their services / supply their software in an entirely online format. If they EVER succeed in this endevour (thank God for open source) they will be charging us for airspace matters (we wouldn't own anything). It would be like not having a car and always having to pay for Taxis!
I personally feel Microsoft are betraying the customer base they built with their attempts to move away from traditional software supply. However, it does seem that everyone is wanting this holy grail.. complete control and being paid without having any shipping costs.