Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 9th Jul 2013 22:15 UTC
Talk, Rumors, X Versus Y "A war between two of the major conglomerates will always have casualties, and unfortunately for us, this time we are the casualties. We aren't yet at a state where it is impossible to use Google services on Microsoft platforms, but we are moving towards a stricter ecosystem world where we might see Googlers/Gmail users on one side and Bingers/Outlook users on the other. We can only hope for the sake of technologies future and for the sake of innovation that the two companies can learn to work together in an ever expanding world of data." We can hope so, but we're talking large companies, and large companies do not care about users. Never have, never will.
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Comment by stabbyjones
by stabbyjones on Wed 10th Jul 2013 00:15 UTC
stabbyjones
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2008-04-15

"After booting up the machine she heads to the Windows store to download her collection of Google applications."

Nobody on the planet has ever booted up windows 8 and gone straight to the windows store looking for apps; especially not the person in this example.

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RE: Comment by stabbyjones
by Praxis on Wed 10th Jul 2013 01:10 in reply to "Comment by stabbyjones"
Praxis Member since:
2009-09-17

yeah, I think the example was more than a little strained here. I mean its Google, they are a web company first and foremost. If you want to search, use gmail, or watch youtube, you don't need to go to an app store, you just use your web brower. So what that google doesn't really make win8 apps. I plan on getting a new computer later this year and it will probably come with windows 8, however I'm not the least bit worried I won't be able to use google stuff, I use them online through my browser now and I will use them online through my broswer then.

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RE: Comment by stabbyjones
by Nelson on Wed 10th Jul 2013 01:29 in reply to "Comment by stabbyjones"
Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

I think the Windows Store does have a discovery problem of sorts. Some people just don't know that its there. When they have discovered it, I've found the people I've observed actually go ahead and download a few apps (mostly games which they're surprised exist on iOS and the Windows Store)

I think this is different on tablet form factors where people are more used to looking for app stores. I do get a higher proportion of downloads on my apps from tablets.

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RE: Comment by stabbyjones
by historyb on Wed 10th Jul 2013 03:39 in reply to "Comment by stabbyjones"
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2005-07-06


Nobody on the planet has ever booted up windows 8 and gone straight to the windows store looking for apps; especially not the person in this example.


I did. Then looked around and went back to Elementary OS and dual booting. ;)

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RE: Comment by stabbyjones
by Deviate_X on Wed 10th Jul 2013 08:40 in reply to "Comment by stabbyjones"
Deviate_X Member since:
2005-07-11

"After booting up the machine she heads to the Windows store to download her collection of Google applications."

Nobody on the planet has ever booted up windows 8 and gone straight to the windows store looking for apps; especially not the person in this example.


Yes they do, especially the young. They totally expect to be able to just run the app store app and download apps.

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