Google Office coming tomorrow?

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  1. Flying Llama macrumors 6502a

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    http://www.internetnews.com/dev-news/article.php/3553371

    :eek:

    This would really make fumes come out of Ballmer's pants, and liquids to come out of Bill's.
    But could it really happen??

    llama :confused:
     
  2. Lacero macrumors 604

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    Sure, why not. How hard is it to write a word processing application?
     
  3. Flying Llama thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Well, I know for one I couldn't do it! :p

    llama

    EDIT: 14 more posts to avatarism!
     
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    I kinda thought people were getting a little to paranoid about Google but now it seems like they are announcing an entrance into everything
     
  5. Whyren macrumors 6502a

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    From my limited experience, writing a program that would allow editing and saving of text files would be remarkably simple. The fine-tuning, fonts, styles, etc. makes it a bit more difficult. Still...
     
  6. mac-er macrumors 65816

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    They are going to come out with their own OS too

    Google is going to be the end of MS' dominance.
     
  7. Whyren macrumors 6502a

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    If you want to become even more paranoid, check this out.
     
  8. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    they could very well do it too. they dont have the negativity that apple seems to have in many user's eyes.... they could... but they are taking their time...

    Google is going to be a powerhouse, bigger than it already is.
     
  9. Flying Llama thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Ya, but I was thinking something more on the side of OpenOffice or MS Word, instead of TextEdit. Both OOo and Word are extremely complex and huge, but yeah...

    llama
     
  10. iMeowbot macrumors G3

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    Google have hired away all the right people to pull something like that off. It's scary how they keep grabbing up all the interesting researchers and then we never hear from them again!
     
  11. Whyren macrumors 6502a

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    Google is becoming quite more immense even when compared to other pseudo-monopolies such as AOL Time Warner and Microsoft. I mean consider what Google has. Yes, a great websearch engine. But also...

    news (searchable), blogs (searchable), images (searchable), ever-growing email (searchable), maps, addresses (searchable), scholarly articles (searchable), dictionary/encyclopaedia (searchable), calculations, satellite images, three-dimensional earth imagery, shopping comparisons, personalized homepage (templates+personal additions), language translations, catalogs (searchable), books (searchable), university information (searchable), movie listings (searchable), transportation (searchable), personalized advertising and affiliates, television and video searches and so forth.

    When you consider the scope of how they gather information, handle it, and distribute it to users, it's really quite staggering how much influence they have (and continue to develop). At this point, they're coming close to perfecting the major information forks that the internet was originally most used for. Where they go from there is going to be interesting.
     
  12. katie ta achoo macrumors G3

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    Just wait until I am in charge of finances for Google.. THEN WE WILL SEE SOMETHING.

    (100 billionth person that does a search that isn't related porn gets $4000/month for the rest of the decade)

    That'll teach people to use google!!!

    /I really don't like yahoo.
    //HA!
     
  13. Heb1228 macrumors 68020

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    I'm all for a free USABLE alternative to MS Office.
     
  14. bankshot macrumors 65816

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    I'm pretty sure the sun will burn out long before that happens. :D
     
  15. mcadam macrumors 6502a

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    And what are the chances they'll make it run on a mac?

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    Hah, slim if the past are of any indication. :p
     
  17. gekko513 macrumors 603

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    TextEdit is actually quite complex, too.
     
  18. Chaszmyr macrumors 601

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    Unless you think Google is better than Apple, having Google take over is probably worse than having Microsoft stay where it is.
     
  19. Chaszmyr macrumors 601

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    Even if it is hard... Google may not have the staff that Apple does, but they do have as much money as Apple... And Apple does a heck of a lot more than just make a word processor.
     
  20. sebisworld macrumors 6502

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    Well, you will also have to put in a lot of bugs, so you don't scare all the Word users away.
     
  21. mcadam macrumors 6502a

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    I'd be real happy if they'd just split the PC-market 50/50 between them. That should keep both of them on their toes and leave a bit more space for apple than is the case now.

    Btw - why do you think google would be worse than Ms?

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  22. todge macrumors newbie

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    Hmmmmm, I'm seriously tempted to buy some google stock, there should be a nice bump after the announcement. $300+ a share tho :(

    Maybe Sun's might be a better bet?

    I honestly think google will be as a big a name as MS in the not too distant future.
     
  23. javiercr macrumors 6502

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    Staroffice , OpenOffice , Koffice (for linux) are usable enough as they are without google
     
  24. Whyren macrumors 6502a

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    :confused: Google's usually been pretty good about getting their stuff to work on Mac...if not slow about it.
     
  25. MrSugar macrumors 6502a

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    I have to agree, Google is pretty good about catering to all platforms. Just look at the technology they use to support all browsers.

    It may take longer to come to mac, but Google is really good about releasing.
     

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