jamie wrote:

agree - but that are about to collide  ( gbrowser/gOS)

worse part is it is MSs own employees - only this time - it wont be as simple a nuking Real Networks

gbrowser/gOS? They are non existent and MS has a few years experience ahead of them (as well as Linux flavors).

Its just hard for me to counter these arguments because they are 2 different types of companies. If MS was doing some of the things google does people would be calling for their heads (prefetch comes to mind). I think it is cool that google creates things like maps because it just pushes technology further and as a consumer we are rewarded.