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Windows 7 beta 1 (Build 7000) – A Review

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A colleague and friend of mine handed me to checkout Windows 7 beta build 7000 DVD today that he had burned for himself. Before recently, I had been quite disappointed by Microsoft and the quality of products they were producing. Windows Live seemed like a very vague, ideas-in-the-cloud (no pun on cloud computing) kind of thing, IE8 would crash more than occasionally and Live mail would filter out everything but spam. But having reviewed and used Live applications like Live Writer and Live Gallery, I am starting to get excited again. In this post I review my first experience with Windows 7 – the next Operating System from Microsoft after Windows Vista. I never switched to vista and have been a die hard XP SP2 fan and user. Lets see what experience Windows 7 has in store for me in this one hour review session.

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Late Night Bloggin’: Windows Live Mail vs GMail Part 1

I have been planning to write about this topic for a while now but couldnt get time to research and write. Anyways, i still dont have time and havnt researched a lot but from a lay man’s point of view (and from the point of view of a designer/developer that i am) let me compare the two (dominant) email services for the next few days.

I do not want to go into the history and background of the services. There is plenty of information about that available elsewhere. It is just “a google” away. I shall be focusing on the following major points keeping my post short and precise:

a) Graphical User Interface
b) Useability
c) Features
d) Spam Filtering
e) Anything else i can think of … and conclusion

This, by no means, is meant to discourage or create a bias about the two companies involved. (Microsoft and Google) and this is not a “Microsoft vs Google” post. Both are great companies which provide good set of services.

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Filed under: Comparisons, general, Late Night Blog, Live mail vs Gmail, , , , , ,

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