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Old 12-15-2016, 01:07 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by BetterRed View Post
You mean like they didn't drop BOB and WinFS not to mention AutoCollage and SPOT ... I still have the last two -- somewhere

BR
Exactly. Even what are obvious failures gets continued support, Microsoft gets a big thumbs up from me for that. If you develop something with their stuff, you are almost certain your project will live out it's usefulness and not just stop working because the backend service got dropped.

Contrast that to google. Let's recap just a few of their dropped projects (this list is by no means complete) :
  • Picassa
  • Google Helpout
  • Google Moderator
  • Google Glass
  • Google Voice (soon)
  • Google Answers
  • Lively
  • Reader
  • Deskbar
  • Click-to-Call
  • Writely
  • Hello
  • Send to Phone
  • Audio Ads
  • Google Catalogs
  • Dodgeball
  • Ride Finder
  • Shared Stuff
  • Page Creator
  • Marratech
  • Goog-411
  • Google Labs
  • Google Buzz
  • Powermeter
  • Real Estate
  • Google Directory
  • Google Sets
  • Fast Flip
  • Image Labeler
  • Aardvark
  • Google Gears
  • Google Bookmarks
  • Google Notebook
  • Google Code Search
  • News Badges
  • Google Related
  • Latitude
  • Flu Vaccine Finder
  • Knol
  • One Pass
  • Listen
  • Slide
  • Building Maker
  • Meebo
  • Talk
  • SMS
  • iGoogle
  • Schemer
  • Notifier
  • Orkut
  • Hotpot
  • Music Trends
  • Refine
  • SearchWiki
  • US Government Search
  • Sparrow
  • Web Accelerator
  • Google Accelerator
  • Accessible Search
  • Google Video
  • Helpouts
  • Friend Connect
  • Google Radio Ads
  • Jaiku
  • SideWiki
  • Wave
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