Yeah, I get that shit ALL the time at work. Drives me batty and you
can't turn it off.
Um, you CAN turn it off -- your sysadmin must just have it set up so you can't make the prefs change.
You probably need something from MSDN.
lol -> http://bit.ly/mHnjDt
(Skype axes senior execs before microsoft deal closes)
Oh, yeah, I was reading about that earlier, and thinking, "Man, that must suck."
Nearly everyone I video with has moved to Google Talk at this point. And it looks like there's plenty of new code being released that will allow lots of new clients to support Jingle, either through Google or through other servers.
Could end up being a good thing.
Nearly everyone I video with has moved to Google Talk at this point.
Did you push them into that? ;)
IG, isn't Google migrating only non-windows-based gtalk to Jingle?
This is a subject I'm familiar with since I've written an XMPP server. :)
It's fairly straightforward to build a system in which dedicated clients can interoperate with clients using a standards-track protocol. For that matter, I could probably use libjingle to add video to Citadel, but I wouldn't do so unless I was convinced that it would serve some useful purpose.
And yes, I played a role in my friends and family moving to Google Talk.
We use Skype daily for morning meetings...
don't see that changing any time soon
I want to get my sister away from Skype, honestly, but so far none of the other clients have worked very well for her.
I wonder if Google Talk has been improved enough that it works better for her now. Hm....
Video user meetings!
Even though Skype's support for Linux was half-assed, Skype wasn't a company interested in destroying all software it didn't control.
[Microsoft Office 365 Goes Live]
Sorry M$..... Google beat you to it.
I've never been a fan of Exchange (I use Citadel) and SharePoint is PointLess (at least for my uses)... so I think I'll just stick with Google Docs and Citadel... thanks...
Sorry M$..... Google beat you to it.
Not only that, but they're playing Google's game on Google's home turf. Microsoft *can* win market share here, but it will require going against a lot of their long-held habits. Their strategy seems to be to gain an edge by leveraging the Windows version of Office as part of the same package. I don't know whether that's actually an advantage.
Either way, moving office applications behind the glass is a good thing.
Ultimately it will accelerate the demise of the WindowsOfficePC as the be-all and end-all of end user computing. I don't see even Microsoft's version of a cloud-based office suite being as effective a lock-in tool as the desktop version has been.
Eventually someone will come up with a way to run it on your own server, which won't take much away from Microsoft or Google, but with a portion of the world running it that way, it'll keep things reasonably open. Heck, any decent hacker could probably build a front end to OpenOffice that renders through an HTML5 canvas in a week or so. (Yeah, I've thought about it, and it's out of scope for now.)
Di Jun 28 2011 23:22:26 EDT von IGnatius T Foobar @ UncensoredEventually someone will come up with a way to run it on your own server, which won't take much away from Microsoft or Google, but with a portion of the world running it that way, it'll keep things reasonably open. Heck, any decent hacker could probably build a front end to OpenOffice that renders through an HTML5 canvas in a week or so. (Yeah, I've thought about it, and it's out of scope for now.)
thats what oracle tried before letting them go into the apache software foundation; so I guess its a little more work.