Linked by mrhasbean on Thu 28th Apr 2011 20:59 UTC
Google In a move touted as one to "make Apps easier to adopt and manage", Google has announced that it will reduce the number of free users from 50 down to just 10 before businesses have to sign up for its paid service. This follows a previous reduction from 100 to 50. Google claims that existing users won't be affected, but we'll just have to wait and see how long that lasts. And if you don't want your whole life tracked and sold off to the highest bidder by Google's "free" and "open" technologies but would like access to actual free or low cost services there is a decent article here that shines some light on your options.
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Just for fun
by novad on Fri 29th Apr 2011 06:34 UTC
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Hi everybody,

As I never heard about this Blog I just checked what is was about. The interesting points I saw were:

The Author (His own words): “My name is Leo Babauta, and I’m the creator and writer here. I’m married with six kids, I live in San Francisco (just moved here from Guam), I’m a writer and a runner and a vegan....” And also “Zen Habits features one or two powerful articles a week on: simplicity, health & fitness, motivation and inspiration, frugality, family life, happiness, goals, getting great things done, and living in the moment....

The archive list: (Not exactly a technical blog)

The article itself which is more about leaving Google because it’s the symbol of the lifestyle the author rejects than about Google being good or evil. Anyway... I don’t think the author has the technical skills to talk about the subject that interest us.

Come on mrhasbean... Find a better source next time. This one was really a bit cheap. At least it was funny to explore his blog ;)

P.S: Sorry for my English... I’m normally French or German speaking

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RE: Just for fun
by StephenBeDoper on Fri 29th Apr 2011 20:32 in reply to "Just for fun"
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I don’t think the author has the technical skills to talk about the subject that interest us.

Agreed, and (IMO) that's most glaringly-obvious when he recommends RoundCube as an alternative to GMail (RoundCube isn't actually webmail service, but a PHP application that requires a server or hosting account of some sort).

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RE: Just for fun
by vodoomoth on Mon 2nd May 2011 07:30 in reply to "Just for fun"
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Don't worry, that's a pretty neat text as far as I'm concerned.

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