Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 18th Dec 2012 00:03 UTC
Microsoft Microsoft has just responded to Google's move regarding Exchange ActiveSync. Sadly, instead of addressing the very real problems consumers are about to face, Microsoft starts talking about switching to Outlook.com.
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by shmerl on Tue 18th Dec 2012 00:17 UTC
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The disease of using closed standards for lock-in is too deep in their blood. It's simply hard for them to suddenly get cured. Look what pains it took them to cure IE somewhat, and only under real pressure. When pressure will increase may be they'll cure this one as well. When they'll also cure the lack of OpenGL support on their platforms - they'll hit another major milestone, after which MS will probably become history, since they themselves admitted that they can't survive without using lock-in:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Criticism_of_Microsoft#Vendor_lock-in

Edited 2012-12-18 00:26 UTC

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