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[#] Wed Dec 31 1969 19:00:00 EST from rss

Subject: Why Is Google Not Supporting The Open Document Formats?

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None of Google services - Android, Chrome OS, Google Drive support Open Document Formats. I am left with puzzling questions why is Google not supporting ODF and locking users into an incompatible and vendor-locked OOXML format? Will Google endorse open standards and Open Document Formats or its users will be forced to use Microsoft's OOXML? I

http://www.muktware.com/4529/why-google-killing-open-document-formats


[#] Mon Jul 01 2013 10:52:13 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

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Android stuff has been merged back into the mainline kernel. It's just a matter of getting the runtime optimized for cohabitation with a desktop.

[#] Wed Jul 10 2013 17:06:21 EDT from zooer

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I blame IGnat for Google discontinuing Reader and Latitude.

The only time I used Latitude was traveling and I wanted a family member to know about where I was. This
amounted to one time but I thought it was a cool feature.

[#] Mon Jul 22 2013 13:08:17 EDT from zooer

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I don't know if this was mentioned here before and it is old news but I recently read a story of how google stores your
android phone's wifi passwords on their servers.


I saw the google car sitting near a restaurant that advertised free wifi, I wondered if they were uploading data too
their servers through the free wifi. Could google want to use everyone's wifi infomation for future use?

[#] Mon Jul 22 2013 22:16:07 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

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Or perhaps they were just hungry and stopped for lunch. Is lunch evil now?

[#] Tue Jul 23 2013 13:29:13 EDT from zooer

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The google car was not in the parking lot, the car was pulled off to the side of the road on the on-ramp to the
highway next to the restaurant, the driver was in the car. He could have been talking
on the phone, he could have been looking at a map to see where he had to go to next, but it was an odd place to
stop.

I am not saying they were using the free wifi, I just wondered if they were. I do think it is odd that google
wants to store the name of my router and the password to it on their servers.

You defend google like an Obama supporter defends Obama.

[#] Tue Jul 23 2013 17:01:52 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

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The important difference is that unlike Obama, Sergey Brin is open and honest about the fact that he was born in another country.

[#] Tue Jul 23 2013 17:01:57 EDT from dothebart

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Tue Jul 23 2013 13:29:13 EDT from zooer
You defend google like an Obama supporter defends Obama.

by offering a free alternative to gmail to everyone?



[#] Tue Jul 23 2013 17:08:36 EDT from zooer

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Jul 23 2013 5:01pm from IGnatius T Foobar
The important difference is that unlike Obama, Sergey Brin is open and
honest about the fact that he was born in another country.



Now there is a whole-lotta silly in that statement.

[#] Fri Jul 26 2013 00:22:09 EDT from ax25

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Tue Jul 23 2013 05:08:36 PM EDT from zooer
Jul 23 2013 5:01pm from IGnatius T Foobar
The important difference is that unlike Obama, Sergey Brin is open and
honest about the fact that he was born in another country.


Now there is a whole-lotta silly in that statement.

True, but it is the room for it.



[#] Fri Jul 26 2013 10:41:10 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

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After all ... "Google" has the same number of letters in it as "Hitler" !!!

(Then again, "Microsoft" has the same number of letters in it as "Mussolini" *and* shares two characters, so that's *gotta* be worse)

[#] Fri Jul 26 2013 10:57:56 EDT from zooer

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You didn't spell Microsoft with a dollar sign, you are slipping.

[#] Mon Jul 29 2013 12:12:42 EDT from wizard of aahz

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So Microsoft will make the trains run on time?

[#] Mon Jul 29 2013 12:32:27 EDT from vince-q

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Fri Jul 26 2013 10:41:10 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar
After all ... "Google" has the same number of letters in it as "Hitler" !!!

(Then again, "Microsoft" has the same number of letters in it as "Mussolini" *and* shares two characters, so that's *gotta* be worse)

Ummmm.... I think it shares *three* characters....



[#] Mon Jul 29 2013 16:26:40 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

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I was only counting characters that appear in the same position in both names, but anything that makes Microsoft look worse is ok by me.

[#] Tue Jul 30 2013 07:53:44 EDT from the_mgt

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Most of you probably wont read it because the url indicates a heavy bias towards the other evil company, but the whole article somehow makes sense:

http://appleinsider.com/articles/13/07/29/google-appears-ready-to-ditch-android-over-its-intellectual-property-issues

So you probably might get a Google Play layer in chrome, but it will not be called android anymore.

And I can not say how much my hate for Google grows everytime it messes with my search terms because it thinks it knows better than my what I was searching for... (and I am only using google search when startpage.com completely fails.) (And no, Bing or Yahoo are not any better, they are all the same useless pieces of shit. We need better search engines until the end of 2014, since the major ones will only be able to offer kitten pictures and other irrelevant crap.)

 

 

 

 

 

 



[#] Tue Jul 30 2013 11:09:55 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

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I read the whole thing. Every last bit of it is wishful speculation by a rabid Apple fanboi pandering to his readers, who are also rabid Apple fanbois.
All of it is sour grapes. Android is making money for Google whether Apple fanbois admit it or not. Android is also kicking Apple's ass in worldwide shipments so "abandoning" it makes no sense.

The speculation isn't really all that credible either: Google is releasing a non-Android product into their lineup, indicating that Android is on the rocks? Really?

[#] Wed Jul 31 2013 06:19:43 EDT from dothebart

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http://www.itworld.com/open-source/367176/google-preparing-dump-android

and the more pick it up the more absurd it seems.

I guess they didn't get the google business modell - and they don't even know that chrome is available for more recent android versions also.

since the webtv stick is just intended to smarten up tv's, (and give them youtube access) why should they put more than a browser on it?

didn't we recently talk about microsoft ip tv and apple tv? Thats the competitors, and not I-Something. But for the formfactor of a thumb drive, definitely a LIKE!.

Not another box collecting dust somewhere near the tv.



[#] Wed Jul 31 2013 08:14:01 EDT from the_mgt

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Tue Jul 30 2013 11:09:55 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar
I read the whole thing. Every last bit of it is wishful speculation by a rabid Apple fanboi pandering to his readers, who are also rabid Apple fanbois.
All of it is sour grapes. Android is making money for Google whether Apple fanbois admit it or not. Android is also kicking Apple's ass in worldwide shipments so "abandoning" it makes no sense.

The speculation isn't really all that credible either: Google is releasing a non-Android product into their lineup, indicating that Android is on the rocks? Really?

Good to have set this straight and backed up by data from a rabid google fanboy ;)



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