This is definately a big move of the old evil empire but possibly a healthy (or harmful?) piece of news for the whole industry although it was surrounded by evil excuses for the survive of the Microsoft empire.
Most of you would agree that the Internet has been became a very important piece of invention of the last century for both you and me while a bunch of people were relying on the Internet for their daily life and work. With the Windows Live platform introduced to the market, it would definately blurring the boundary between the Internet and so-called applications while you and me were already getting used to use those web-based and Internet-enabled applications for many years.
Despite of the evil excuses right behind this, Windows Live would probably change the way we work with our current Internet service as well as those Internet-enabled applications on your desktop. There’d be no difference with whether a service or application were constructed or developed by which kind of technology.
Whether it’s their defense strategy to prevent from the rise of Google or simply to counter with Apple’s upcoming release of Mac OS for x86, it’s just the begining of an unveiling news – let’s stay tuned and wait and see while it’s debut in the market…hmm. I guess it would go beta in next Jan.
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Ref: Why Microsoft Is Going “Live" – News Analysis By Jay Greene , source: Business Week