Think you’ll like this one, we’re pretty fired up. I could use some backup so if you tend to agree with me please join in:
On 2/2/2011 12:38 PM, David K wrote:
This didn’t strike me as much until I remember that Google is trying to squash H264 now (and use their own shit). Nice slap back at them…by the way, MS did the same thing for Firefox in December so this isn’t so out of thin air.
Simmons, you know it’s bait…want to go for it?:)
It’s appetizing. I’ll think it over on a coffee/19oz Red Bull run.
Here’s what I remember about Microsoft sharing the plugin love with other browsers:
Microsoft forced addon makes Firefox as insecure as IE
Microsoft Update Slips In a Firefox Extension – Slashdot
Nice contribution MS.
And Android is bulletproof – no security flaws. I’d talk about Google’s PC OS but I’m stillw aiting for it to exist. Anyway: http://news.cnet.com/8301-30685_3-20025721-264.html
That’s you plugin from December and shouldn’t be watching a Honeycomb event?
Chromium has been available for a long time, just not in the store
The cloud OS with no local storage? I don’t need to go into it but if it’s so great why not replace Android with Chromium for phones and call it a day? It’s shit…they should focus on Android…that makes sense on a laptop in ways Chromium never will.
Let’s say Chromium’s a longshot, why not focus on Android and take some longshots at the same time? Google, like Android, can multitask.
Chromium just makes so much less sense when they have Android. I mean, Android is already a free OS to OEMs. Name a scenario where you would prefer Chromium over Android assuming the latest version of Chromium to Honeycomb. The hardware requiremetns for an Android laptop are likely pretty damn close to a Chromium laptop (except for the need to have some local storage but that’s not a huge expense by any stretch of the imagination).
It blows my mind that Google completely failed to consider these great ideas of yours.
So rather then respond with one example fo a benefit of Chromium…I’ll accept that as an implicit acknowledgement that somewhere deep down you know Chromium is headed the way of Wave…411…the others
Regarding which way things are headed, you mind mind filling me in on which way IE’s popularity has been heading particularly since Google crashed that party, and which way Google has since been heading steadily? You want to look into that, maybe see if you find "implicit acknowledgments" of any sort?
Holy crap, I didn’t realize that chrome had taken such a commanding chunk from IE and firefox. In only a few months chrome will be the number one browser! Not bad. I use it almost exclusively. Only my online classes demand that I use IE
Another attempt at misdirection..you’re persistent, I’ll give you that.
Not completely irrelevant as Chrome, I believe, will be the centerpiece of Chromium. Good to see it gaining such traction as Google’s kind of making a big deal out of running everything off the user’s browser, which is steadily becoming Chrome as IE shrinks, as they enter the laptop software market.
By the way, how’s Google Live Earth coming along? Those news anchors still using Google Earth even on the stations with "MS" in the name? Did Microsoft manage to learn enough lessons from both WinMo and the Kin not to let WP7 pretty much flop? The company’s still got to be worth way more than Apple, right? How about almost as much? Okay forget comparing them to an increasingly successful company — how has Microsoft been doing on Wall Street relative to wherever they might have been late 1998? I know that Microsoft’s street view thing is pretty badass — how has its adoption coming compared to Google’s weak equivalent?
Other than successfully regrouping from the Vista disaster and making some money selling video game products and coming up with the Office 2007 ribbon tab which cannot be disabled, is there anything noteworthy, anything new worth mentioning that’s come out of Microsoft since Ballmer took the reigns? Is it really a thing to brag about, not taking as many risks and ventures as Google like promoting open video codecs? Do they do that at least? Ahh won’t matter much, not like they’ve got their own Youtube..
Well they are still paying dividends, so there’s that…
And is Bing profitable? That one I don’t know the answer to.
I doubt Bing is profitable but maybe you forgot that MS doesn’t relaly make consumer devices. I mean, it’s all well and good but MS’s gravy all comes from things that are behind clsoed doors…the only exceptions are Windows on PC (obviously) and Xbox. Everything is server shit and stuff you guys care about. In fact, in many ways MS is new to the consumer markets. They don’t make hardware (except for Zune, XBox and Kin). Yeah they’ve had IE for a long time and when Win8 comes out and it’s packaged they’ll be just fine…10% market isn’t much to bve concerned about and IE9 is growing by the day. Oh in a week the RC comes out in fact. Oh and they’re jsut picking up on this whole advertising revenue thing and are paying at the same rate as Google. So Google is in competition in serch, browser, ads and mobile OS – all places MS is newly competing in. But all of that back office shit that MS dominates, Google doesn’t even have a product for. Let’s see who eats into who…
My Surround is on the fritz. I was outside shoveling for a couple hours then I came inside and tried to install the AlphaJax update. The phone backed out of the update and then my phone reset itself to the splash screen. Now it won’t go past the splash screen and reboots itself every 5 minutes or so but keeps getting stuck in splash screen.
On the phone right now with AT&T Tech right now. They don’t seem to be any real help but they are trying their best. Just a lack of inside knowledge of how the phones work I suppose. Time to find how to hard reset the device on my own
That back office shit is called Google Apps and it’s beating I don’t even know what the hell Microsoft’s cloud thing is called, stripping each new organization that signs up for Google Apps of their need for all that Microsoft back office shit and people to pay to maintain that back office shit and upgrades and so on. I understand that it’s growing rapidly, that this crackpot notion may not have been such a bad idea.
Office 365 and they’re waaaaaay too proud of it. Google apps is much better. Can’t wait for them to release the office plugin for google apps :)
MS also has Azure but guys – that’s not where MS makes their money.
Each of these brings in $1b to MS each year:
Unified Communications (Exchange)
Developer Tools (Visual Studio)
Dynamics (ERP & CRM)
Online Advertising (display & search)
When the Chromium beta signup went around I didn’t do it. I’m not giving themmy info for a product I won’t use. My dad on the other hand doesn’t care so he signed up and literally it was just delivered to the house. I’ll let him decide if it’s any good ;)