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05 Jun 2010   #1

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How a silly phone for teens reveals MS's plan for us all

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Despite its mobile prowess, Apple sucks at the internet. But surprisingly it's Microsoft—not Google—that's best positioned for Our Future in the Cloud. Here's why.

It's common for writers to trot out the Google/Apple binary. It's not entirely invalid: Yes, following spectacular success with the iPhone and the App Store, Apple has let its online ambitions—Mobile Me and the like—whither. And Google, inexperienced in hardware and consumer software as it may be, is an internet company, so you'd expect it to be ahead of the curve when it comes to, well, using the internet. But consider Microsoft, the lumbering giant, the sprawling monster. This is a company with more experience online than the other two companies combined; which could, if it wanted to, brings peoples lives—their media, their documents, their photos, their everything—online in a way that its competitors only dream of.
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I think this is a very interesting article, and the author makes some good points. Even after Windows 7 came out, people have been saying that MS may be headed downhill, that Google and Apple are the future. I think this article shows what could, and probably will, happen in the near future to ensure that Microsoft dominates once again.

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05 Jun 2010   #2

Windows 7 7600 SP1 64 Bit dual boot Windows 8 CP
 
 

Will be interesting to see where it all goes for sure. I for one though am enjoying Windows 7
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06 Jun 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Even if Apple and Google gain some market share over Microsoft in the consumer electronics area, I'll not live long enough to see them make much of a dent in the business and industrial world where I work. I'm not twittering my facebook at work. I do real work with real software that runs on Microsoft powered platforms.

Bye.
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06 Jun 2010   #4

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Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Good read, nice find.

Still don't want to see everything in the cloud, some already is, more will be, control and security are the issues.

Our kids will be saying, remember that big box Dad use to have just to get on the internet, while shaking their heads.
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06 Jun 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Very good read. Thanks for posting it. I am still very wary of the cloud.
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06 Jun 2010   #6

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

The day Apple replaces Windows is the day I switch to Linux.
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06 Jun 2010   #7

Windows 2000 5.0 Build 2195
 
 

Windows Phone 7-wise, I really think this would ruin the feelings of WM "elites" like myself. WP doesn't seem to have as much "tinkerabilty" as WM. We want to edit stuff like the ROM, the OS, and the registry you know. :P

Anyway, on topic, history has stated that the most powerful empire can indeed fall. Same might be true with MS. When that happens, I'm not sure, but I would go with swarfega said.
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06 Jun 2010   #8

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Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Misses the point.

It's all about money . Your money.

The biggest money game of all has been afoot for some time. Nobody seems to notice.
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06 Jun 2010   #9

Windows 7 Profesional x86, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
 
 

The cloud is the future in most non commercial and even some commercial sectors whether you like it or not.

I for one am totally happy with the idea of the cloud... as long as the server it's stored on is upstairs next to the router.

That could be the next big thing. Personal cloud computing.

I mean all of us on this forum have a lot of our post stored on some server somewhere either controlled by Google, Microsoft, AOL or Yahoo and no one seams to object to that? Heck, a lot of us even trust our money online with online banking and online retail.

The next logical step is for more things to go the way of email, web apps etc.

I admit although being a cloud supporter I still prefer to have all my really important stuff right here on my PC and not on the cloud.

Oli
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06 Jun 2010   #10

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by osholt View Post
The cloud is the future in most non commercial and even some commercial sectors whether you like it or not.

I for one am totally happy with the idea of the cloud... as long as the server it's stored on is upstairs next to the router.

That could be the next big thing. Personal cloud computing.

I mean all of us on this forum have a lot of our post stored on some server somewhere either controlled by Google, Microsoft, AOL or Yahoo and no one seams to object to that? Heck, a lot of us even trust our money online with online banking and online retail.

The next logical step is for more things to go the way of email, web apps etc.

I admit although being a cloud supporter I still prefer to have all my really important stuff right here on my PC and not on the cloud.

Oli
I'm not completely against the idea of cloud computing...I just think that having all of your info, documents, pics etc. out there instead of stored locally is a stupidly bad idea. If MS ever goes to a fully cloud OS...then I will keep Windows 7 or 8 or whatever their last non-Cloud OS is.
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