Google guns for Microsoft Office in New Ad Campaign

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mesiah

Personally I don't think google docs is quite there yet when it comes to being a full replacement for MS office. While the ability to share docs or access them from any location is nice, the interface still feels a little clunky to me. While it may be just fine for a highschool student writing a paper, I can't possibly imagine someone doing a company report and utilizing the spread sheet program. Maybe they forget that excell and access are what drive the sales in the business world, not MS word. Using the google docs spread sheet program just felt clunky. Entering functions did not seem nearly as intuitive as excel. Even simple things like adding a hyperlink to a cell lacked any menu or wizard for implementation. Both MS office and open office are light years ahead of google docs when it comes to functionality. I like the idea of document portability, but for now I will stick to creating my docs in office.

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WildmanCAL

Gee...I get to trade one monopoly for another.  "Free" is not free to Google, they still make money off of their apps.

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Tekzel

'"Free" is not free to Google, they still make money off of their apps.'

You know, I had to read that a number of times just to make sure I didn't imagine it.  That has to be one of the most ridiculous things I have seen someone say in a little while.  Why does Google making money off their apps that YOU don't pay a dime mean its not free? They have to make money somehow, other wise they can't keep putting out all these great apps that you don't pay for.

They even have the one ad system I don't intentionaly block or skip.

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comptech08

duh, google wouldnt be offering their products for free if they were not making any money.  I can see where some people think Microsoft is a monopoly (i don't think so) but google?  How many search engines are there?  There is a ton.  And plus there is also a ton of other alternatives to gmail, adsense, google docs etc...  Google is not even remotely close to a monopoly.  They are just good at what they do.

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horzo

Creating and editing sensitive company documents in the "cloud."

Sure, what could go wrong?

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Tekzel

I agree with you in principal, I even feel a bit icky about it.  However, think about all the sensitive company information, social security numbers, credit card numbers, etc  that keeps getting leaked out by dumbasses taking it home on a thumb drive, leaving it on a notebook in their back seat while they go in to get a brew. Just because the info is sitting on your server at your office doesn't necessarily mean it is safe.  If you allow the drooling masses to access it, it is exposed.

Frankly, I will take technological measures over trusting morons any day of the week.

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horzo

It's not encryption technology I don't trust. It's Google and its employees.

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