Interesting take on Microsoft making moves to nab the next generation of users. I have to say that Microsoft’s consumer-facing services are pretty great. And my dad just showed me Windows 10 and he already loves it. So we shouldn’t count Microsoft out against Apple and Google.
A future where you have to choose between Google or Apple? I’m choosing neither…
This isn’t a Linux-specific issue, but I also find the Google identity concept to be disconnected from how people use Google. Is it possible Google doesn’t realize most people have more than one Google account?
I know there are a few workarounds, but I mostly use one Google identity per browser. That actually works pretty well, once you finally learn which browser has which identity.
The tyranny of the default means defaults can easily become de facto standards. This is very easy to do in closed systems and has serious implications for businesses (even if you’re not particularly sympathetic to the impacted business in this example…).
Just another reminder that choice is good.
With the impending death of Google Reader, I think a lot of people are suddenly realizing it’s not actually that hard to leave the Google ecosystem. Tom Henderson was one of many who are ahead of that curve, though.
Very cool that Google developers use Ubuntu. Given their love of KDE, I wonder if they’ll eventually help out on that. It would be interesting to see Google step into the desktop wars.