MS announces Windows and Office "LIVE"

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by Flowbee, Nov 2, 2005.

  1. Flowbee macrumors 68030

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    Oh boy! Online MS apps... with ads.
    http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2005/11/02/BUGGMFHGIP1.DTL
     
  2. dubbz macrumors 68020

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    Windows Live beta

    Doesn't seem to work at all with Safari, and I get this message with Firefox:

    "Firefox support is coming soon. Please be patient :)"
     
  3. wordmunger macrumors 603

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    For kicks, I just tried it with Opera. That doesn't work either.
     
  4. mac-er macrumors 65816

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    I don't get it....how can Windows be "live" on the web? It's an OS.
    What benefit would it give you? You have to have an OS to run an OS? :confused:
     
  5. solvs macrumors 603

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    If this is anything like Terminal Services, it's going to suck. I mean... it's going to suck more. This is M$ we're talking about here. ;)
     
  6. dubbz macrumors 68020

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    Not really an OS, more like an advanced portal. E-mail, IM (MSN), news and the like.
     
  7. mduser63 macrumors 68040

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    Doesn't work in IE for the Mac either. Firing up my Windows machine for the first time in a couple weeks so I can check it out just for fun.
     
  8. dotdotdot macrumors 68020

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    Google it: eyeOS
     
  9. Project macrumors 68020

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    Now I dont want to compare the two extensively or nothing, but its very interesting what Microsoft are doing at the moment with the whole Live thing. I just found out that amongst other things, they are doing Live bookmarks, similar to what Apple does with Safari bookmarks. They just bought out a company that specialises in file sharing too, perhaps to integrate into Office Live. Being able to access all your bookmarks and work files no matter where you are in the world is a nice touch.

    Dont you think a free .Mac service would make Leopard extremely compelling? Perhaps offer paid services for larger online space. At the moment, it is a pretty service but far too expensive.
     

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