Google charges for web programs - threatens Microsoft?

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  1. BoyBach macrumors 68040

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    - BBC


    Is this new software suite a real threat to Microsoft Office?
     
  2. iGav macrumors G3

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    I wasn't even aware about all of this stuff... Google's just a search engine and a eye-spy-in-space to me. :)
     
  3. twoodcc macrumors P6

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    i wasnt aware of this stuff either. i knew about gmail, and the search engine, and that's about it for me.
     
  4. wordmunger macrumors 603

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    does this work on Macs?

    Is it all Javascript?
     
  5. yippy macrumors 68020

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    It works on any computer with a modern internet browser. All of google services are completely online and platform independent. I use gmail, google calender and have used the word processing and spread sheet apps. All of them work without a hitch on Macs. At the begging Safari had a few problems with them but Google has been quickly fixing those.
     
  6. Frisco macrumors 68020

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    Love Google Docs and Spreadsheets, especially Google's online collaboration feature with Docs.

    Google Calendar is really cool too. I made an appointment through Oulook and it automatically put the appointment on my Google Calendar. I assume because I have a gmail address. At first I was a little confused on how it got on my Google Calendar!
     
  7. mattscott306 macrumors 68040

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    Google has alot of great stuff to offer, if you wanna see some of their really cool stuff thats in the works go to labs.google.com
    Everything there is currently in a beta test, but it's cool to see what they have coming. Also, there google checkout feature had a free 10 dollar deal a while back, but I don't know if thats still going on.
     
  8. Frisco macrumors 68020

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    I really hope this can at least take away some of Microsoft's monopoly in the Office market. If anyone can do it, Google can.

    I hope Google teams up with Apple and makes iWork and Google Docs very compatiable. Apple has a great presentation program Keynote, maybe they can work together to bring it online.

    If you don't yet have a gmail email account sign up today, support Google; support Apple.
     
  9. gauchogolfer macrumors 603

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    Google to start selling business software (Google Apps)

    Time.com link

     
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