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Windows 7: Why is SkyDrive free?

27 Oct 2011   #11
rraod

MS Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1
 
 

During early 2000s, one company XDrive also gave people free space on internet similar to Skydrive. Initially they gave people 5 GB free space on internet and gave 50GB space on subscription service.

I was using the free 5 GB account for some time. Later on AOL has taken over that company in 2005 and has closed that company in early 2009.

Similarly Microsoft may convert this free service to a paid service in future, once people get used to this service.
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27 Oct 2011   #12
Windows i7 920

Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

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Nah, I still believe the government pays them to get OUR data!!! XD
Sorry thought this was about Microsoft not Facebook
Lol. I never use Facebook, and I use NoScript to block the Like button scripts, etc. for that reason...
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28 Oct 2011   #13
mindinka

windows 7 Pro x64
 
 
And don't forget...

Google is spying on us...
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28 Oct 2011   #14
Imperfect1

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by arkhi View Post
Nah, I still believe the government pays them to get OUR data!!! XD
Actually, my guess is there is some truth to this, and/or Microsoft has more (or perhaps even total) access to our information if it's stored with their company on line.
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28 Oct 2011   #15
cluberti

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

I don't think Microsoft and the government are on nice terms, even today - you'd find this more likely with someone like Google, who has mysteriously been able to avoid any kind of antitrust investigations. However, I'm not wearing a tinfoil hat, and think such speculation is a bit crazy.
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