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#16 ArialBlue

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 18:02

I'm no expert, but I'm pretty sure that's illegal :s

MySpace is a legal website, just no one uses it anymore. :)
It is frightening to think that I was on that website some time ago, I feel icky thinking about it.

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#17 Anthonyd

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 18:06

Why is the title saying "Windows Live will be discontinued"? It's plain wrong. At best, it will be renamed, not discontinued.

#18 Mr. Dee

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 18:10

I notice Microsoft Answers now has a dedicated forum for 'Hotmail, Messenger & Skydrive'. Notice that the Windows Live branding has been dropped.

http://answers.micro...-us/windowslive

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 18:40

Thanks to the idiots in the EU, Microsoft had to separate this suite of apps from the OS. It's OK for the mighty Apple to do it but not Microsoft. (that's nothing against apple as I have many Apple products, it's just an observation)

I'm finding it hard to believe Microsoft is allowed to ship Internet Explorer with Windows 7 but not a mail client and suddenly is allowed again with Windows 8...

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 19:02

I'm finding it hard to believe Microsoft is allowed to ship Internet Explorer with Windows 7 but not a mail client and suddenly is allowed again with Windows 8...


did you forget about browser ballot compromise ?

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 19:22

I'm no expert, but I'm pretty sure that's illegal :s



Anime anthro style of course....the stuff u see on deviant art...

#22 Anthonyd

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 20:52

I'm finding it hard to believe Microsoft is allowed to ship Internet Explorer with Windows 7 but not a mail client and suddenly is allowed again with Windows 8...

Because "windows live" metro apps are enabled by default in Windows 8 CP, it doesn't mean that it will be the case for RTM, even if it's pretty likely.
But Windows Live products in Windows 8 are for most of them including others services like Twitter, facebook and so on, it's not 100% MS.

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 16:46

did you forget about browser ballot compromise ?

No I did not. Since not even the non-EU version of Windows 7 comes with a mail client I don't what tuckeratlarge's reply has to do with anything.

Because "windows live" metro apps are enabled by default in Windows 8 CP, it doesn't mean that it will be the case for RTM, even if it's pretty likely.

As far as I know a mail client was absent from Windows 7 since beta.

#24 Steve B.

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 17:20

To head back on topic, after further clarification it does seem that rather than the whole suite of Windows Live being discontinued, the inclusion of MySpace support will be dropped with a future update.

This isn't exactly surprising, since the network as a whole is pretty much a ghost town now.