Windows Live shares your Messenger contacts

I do not use Windows except for teaching purposes. My OS flavours are: Ubuntu and Snow Leopard.

Microsoft Drops the Ball AGAIN - come on guys!

WARNING: MICROSOFT FAILS SECURITY TESTS AGAIN…

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Windows Live shares your Messenger contacts.

Why I Don’t Use Hotmail

down with hotmail

Still Using Hotmail? Read on...

Boo: Hotmail & Yahoo Mail

Why?…Read on…

The geeks know that when some says their email is suchandsuch@hotmail.com they cringe and think to themselves this person is stuck back in the 1990’s Microsoft Box.

As you will see below from http://www.webanalyticsworld.net hotmail has lost.

People are dumping hotmail for gmail in massive moves.

One reason is when Hotmail blocks, what it thinks to be a bad attachment for you, it is impossible to open that attachment.

CLICK HERE TO GET THE FULL SCOOP

I must admit I am and never have been an Internet Explorer user. Back in the 1990’s I used Netscape and got stuck with Windows Outlook email until web mail came along. In 1997 Microsoft offered Hotmail as a free online email service.

Yes, I did use Hotmail back in the late 90’s but soon switched. I began trying out every email program “out there” and finally landed on Googles free: gmail and have not looked back.

Check out the ratings of Yahoo, Hotmail, and gmail and you see gmail the clear winner:

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Now this is real news:

Overall we prefer Gmail over all other webmail applications because performance (speed) is consistently fast, and emails can be tagged making search much more effective. They also offer more storage and other features, and it’s free.”

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However, Yahoo and Live Hotmail offer more mainstream Outlook-like user interfaces (although Live Hotmail does not allow you to access other email accounts from their application), whereas Gmail takes some time to get used to. If you are looking for speed and tagging is important, Gmail is for you. If you are looking for the closest thing to Outlook online, go with Yahoo Mail.

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Windows “SkyDrive” FREE Storage 25GB

Windows SkyDrive – Works with a Mac or a PC

First off you will need a Windows Live account. YOU DO NOT NEED TO SIGN UP FOR HOT MAIL – I used my gmail account to sign up. This way you are not hooked to Windows “company store”.

Yes you read correctly: Windows is offering free online storage via their new SkyDrive. All you need is a Windows Live account or a hotmail email address to join in on this free service.

Upload, store and share photos and data up to 25 gigabytes worth with no charge.

AND guess what?

You can use this free service on both a Windows PC and a Mac computer.

There is one HUGE downside to this service and that is THERE IS A LIMIT:

Upload size is limited to 50 MB per file.

THIS MAKES THIS SERVICE very limited if you want to save video or music.

Personally, I will pass on this service as my files are larger than 50 MB and if I want to share files larger than this I can use the free sharing service at yousendit.com

HOWEVER it is excellent for students…Check out this video:

HERE IS HOW IT WORKS… remember you DO NOT NEED hotmail.

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