Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 5th Jan 2013 14:53 UTC
Talk, Rumors, X Versus Y And so this situation is starting to get ridiculous - and consumers are, as usual, caught in the middle of it all. Google has just blocked Windows Phone devices from accessing Google Maps on their phones. In addition, it also seems Windows Phone users are now restricted to the basic HTML version of the mobile GMail website. While understandable from a defensive perspective - Microsoft's extortion scheme targeting Android device makers and all that - it's still a massive dick move that only hurts consumers. Update: the media attention has worked - Google is backpedalling, and will remove the redirect. "We periodically test Google Maps compatibility with mobile browsers to make sure we deliver the best experience for those users. In our last test, IE mobile still did not offer a good maps experience with no ability to pan or zoom and perform basic map functionality. As a result, we chose to continue to redirect IE mobile users to Google.com where they could at least make local searches. The Firefox mobile browser did offer a somewhat better user experience and that’s why there is no redirect for those users. Recent improvements to IE mobile and Google Maps now deliver a better experience and we are currently working to remove the redirect. We will continue to test Google Maps compatibility with other mobile browsers to ensure the best possible experience for users."
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RE: Microsoft has never changed
by ze_jerkface on Sun 6th Jan 2013 21:20 UTC in reply to "Microsoft has never changed"
ze_jerkface
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2012-06-22

I still cannot completely read or edit .doc or .docx files using OpenOffice or LibreOffice.


That's really not the fault of Microsoft. One of the LO devs already admitted that it isn't a priority for them. It's technically possible for them to provide 100% support. Donate some money and earmark it for docx if you want them to change priorities.

With that said Microsoft has really jumped on the asshead company express in the last two years. I once held Apple below Microsoft and Google but no longer. They're all ran by assholes. Amazon too, just read about how they run their warehouses.

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