First there’s news that Microsoft is going to start using it’s well-known bullying tactics to try and get its way in its efforts to take over Yahoo.
As I’ve written before, I’m one of those people that spurn the overpriced, overbloated, slow memory and resource hogging Microsoft offerings such as MS-Office for Gmail, and Google Docs. Google’s products are not only free, but more importantly they work. Gmail offers better and faster search capabilities than Outlook, doesn’t produce reams of extra code in each email, and doesn’t take up megabytes of my hard drive space that I then need to spend extra money on to access remotely when I’m out of my office.
I don’t even run Windows on most of my computers.
So, why, Microsoft, would I want to spend $400 on your product, and how will you taking over Yahoo, change my mind?
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Wouldn’t it be nice if things trickled along at a nice regular pace? It seldom does though. Right now the days are getting longer, but not as long as my Remember The Milk list.
If you install Google Gears into Firefox, and also the Remember The Milk plug-in then you can see your email and your tasks at the same time, and by simply marking your emails, you can flag them as tasks. If you share Remember The Milk tasks with other contacts, the updating process is dynamic, meaning that if you or they update the task, it’s reflected everywhere automatically. No need to email updates! The great thing about this system is, unlike a computer-based system such as Thunderbird/Sunbird or MS Outlook, you can access your tasks, calendar and email at any internet connected computer, and as mentioned above, you can also use it on a laptop for example that is temporariliy not online simply by installing the free Google Gears.