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Niner since 2005


  • MSN Virtual Earth Team - Virtual Earth Ships

    moofish wrote:

    On top of that if Virtual Earth is intergrated into Windows Vista properly and if the meta-data of the picture contained the co-ordinates, then when the pictures are transferred onto computer (wirelessly of course) an Eagle Eye 45deg view of the exact location of the picture could be shown side by side the image bringing up a whole plethera of new and potential interactivity with your images.

    Horrible idea. A webapp like this shouldn't be intagrated into any OS, that's the point of webapps, they're integrated in browsers (ideally using well defined standards). Webapp to OS integration features are gimmicks, not great design ideas.
  • MSN Virtual Earth Team - Virtual Earth Ships

    ScaleOvenStove wrote:
    i really am digging virtual earth. I think it is great - better than google maps as far as useability..I just with there was driving directions built in, and not using another window and MSN Maps!

    How can you say the USEability is better than google maps when you point out it doesn't do driving directions. Again, can we finding directions is one of the main USEs of mapping software (if not the MAIN use)???
  • MSN Virtual Earth Team - Virtual Earth Ships

    kidzi wrote:
    It's called competition. Last I heard, that was allowed in this country.  Do you expect everyone else to just stand still while Google spanks them?

    I missed the post where anybody said MS shouldn't compete, or that it was illegal for them to do so. (or that competition is bad for consumers)
  • MSN Virtual Earth Team - Virtual Earth Ships

    Map service with no driving directions == useless.

    Sorry, but aside from looking at old satellite pictures of my house, I'm not sure what much I can do with this.
  • MSN Virtual Earth Team - Virtual Earth Ships

    Wow ... nothing. I know it's a new service and people are trying to get to it, but geez, why release it when it's not ready for the heavy loads? This causes a bad impression.

    I remember when I first saw maps.google.com, it was up, running and responsive. C'mon!
  • Omar Shahine - Inside Hotmail

    leighsword wrote:
    i knew why the hotmail doesn't supporting Pop3, because of MONEY, they want us to buy the MSN Explorer 9.0.
    as i know, Outlook also needs Hotmail plugs .

    Why be happy with no POP3 or a small inbox, just sign up for google mail it's leagues better than hotmail.

    I have a free invites if anybody wants any, send me a note.