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  1.    18 Mar 2015 #41
    Join Date : Mar 2015
    Posts : 19
    Windows 7 64-bit

    Quote Originally Posted by waltc View Post
    Microsoft has pulled the "tortoise and the hare" trick several times in its history (Microsoft being the tortoise, of course)...and it's been amusing to see it play out right in front of me.
    Just wait until Microsoft starts finally pulling its ecosystem together as the primary means of accessing services with Windows 10, with theirs having favored-status. Google is going to be bent over so hard it isn't even funny. And lord help them if the rumors that Microsoft and Xiaomi found a way to dual load Windows 10 onto Android hardware are true. Just lol.

    What its starting to look like is that Google is largely without a very strong piece of revenue generating land with which to defend market share from. Apple has its devices and ecosystem. Microsoft has Windows, Office, and its coming ecosystem. Even the Android install base within mobile tends to provide more direct revenue to Microsoft via patents than Google. The only thing that has held up the ship for them is search, and with Cortana potentially bogarting that, they could very well find themselves in some deep guano here in the next couple years. Going nationwide with Google Fiber may ultimately be the only way to save that company lol.

    The great part for Microsoft is shifting their ecosystem to favored won't even be a problem legally, because they have the shade that Apple provides to do it with. Essentially.. the case is... if its illegal for Microsoft to do it, why is it legal for Apple?? Either way, it makes Google the odd man out.
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  2.    18 Mar 2015 #42
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    Posts : 1,539
    W7 32 bit, Linux Mint Xfce 18 64 bit

    I would get google fiber but not at 80 or 90 U.S. dollars a month. I need something that cost around $30.00 even if it means lower speed. The one fiber service here we have only cost $50.00 a month.
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  3.    19 Mar 2015 #43
    Join Date : Dec 2013
    Posts : 165
    Windows 8.1.1 64-bit

    I've been using IE since Windows 7, after a stint on Firefox because IE6 was so bad. I like IE and have no issue with it (at least I didn't till MS deliberately broke it in Win 10). I have no interest in Spartan as I suspect it will be tied to the cloud and Bing etc, and will be too touch/tablet oriented. So if IE goes, I'll simply switch back to Firefox or TOR.

    Or stay on 8.1 which is, at this stage, by far the superior OS to 10 in almost every way.

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