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Brad [PersonRank 0]

Wednesday, November 2, 2005
14 years ago

There's now some text on the mainpage of Live.com (when accessed from OSX Firefox, at least) that says:

Firefox Users
Firefox support is coming soon. Please be patient :-)

I think it's just a tad unprofessional for Microsoft to include a smiley in their new product, but at least they know about the problem and are working on it.

Additionally, I can see almost nothing on the page (just the logo and a search box) when I try to view it with Safari...

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

The "Windows Live Mail beta" sounds interesting.

From: ideas.live.com/

"This is brand-new webmail, built from scratch. Preview your e-mail without loading a new page each time (like Outlook®), drag and drop messages into folders, and check your e-mail in a flash."

Sounds just like Gmail / Google Mail to me, except for the "drag and drop messages" functionality which I'd like to see implemented in Gmail for labels. (That drop down it quite clunky when you have a lot of labels...)

Caleb E [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

This is just the hotmail beta they love to talk about i think

google.com/search?hl=en&lr ...

Chris [PersonRank 0]

14 years ago #

Isn't the drag-and-drop emails supposed to be coming very soon in the next Yahoo release? It might even already be out, not sure...

John [PersonRank 0]

14 years ago #

Microsoft Rivals Say 'Live' Is 'Dead'
Microsoft Corp.'s rivals in delivering software as a Web service said Tuesday that the software giant's vision for what it calls "live software" is dead on arrival.
[source: news.yahoo.com/s/cmp/20051102/ ...]

John [PersonRank 0]

14 years ago #

Sorry for the broken link
the link is here
news.yahoo.com/s/cmp/20051102/ ...

blextar [PersonRank 1]

14 years ago #

live.com and all this going online of Microsoft is really funny. it looks like old grandpa' trying to power on the computer for the first time :) ..I'm not laughing at them, just smiling. I mean, who the f*** needs live.com when google ig exists, or netvibes.com for example (i really like this one)? it's so damn funny.
Moreover this lack of support for firefox, even if they're gonna fix it soon, is so unprofessional.
I feel a bit pity for them :)

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

According to Whois – whois.sc/live.com – the Live.com domain is still registered to the same person as live555.com (i.e. Jack Spurr via Register.com).

I wonder how much Microsoft paid him for it...

Myroslav Opyr [PersonRank 1]

14 years ago #

For me live.com shows much better in Firefox (even drag and drop of blocks works) then in IE, where site is not viewable and not usable ;)

Erik van Luxzenburg [PersonRank 1]

14 years ago #

I have to admit first: I'm a GNU/Linux Googlite, and ditched all my MS products long time ago! However, when looking at this MS effort to be cool again, they failed at the first day: no Firefox support, every "cool" youngster uses Firefox these days! I use Opera 9 beta and even with that browser I can't access it, neither with Konqueror (let alone Epiphany as it is basically Firefox)....... so pitty for MS, no luck this time to follow the competitors. Because that's what MS does, following, can anyone name 1 single product which they innovated in stead of cheap copied or reversed engineered in a bad way and then forced 90% to use? MS is a copy house, following market developments not leading the way. Yahoo came with drag and drop ideas? MS will follow for Hotmail beta, Google just waits, and implement it in 1 day, watch my words! They did so with Google Maps (Local now), MS came with a satelite map next to the plain map. The Google lead developer challanged his team to do the same within 72 hours, 24 hours later the team not only had a satelite map, but even the hybrid map! MS had been working on the satelite implementation for 6 months!

Veky [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

It's just plain nonsense. First, Microsoft had TerraServer years before Google even existed as a company. Second, hybrid maps came many days after satelite ones.

I'm really tired of all this Google-"marketing". Google is very good, but please, don't ruin its reputation with lies.

ktjpai [PersonRank 1]

14 years ago #

I am using windows live mail. It logins only once a day. Once I logged off I have to wait for next day sun rise. .....?

ktjpai [PersonRank 1]

14 years ago #

I am using windows live mail. It logins only once a day. Once I logged off I have to wait for next day sun rise. .....?

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