Microsoft brings Office to the Web browser!

Discussion in 'Internet & Networking' started by Dashken, Oct 29, 2008.

  1. Dashken

    Dashken Administrator!

    It's about time dudes!!! :mrgreen: Heard the beta will be available end of this year. :dance:

  2. karhoe

    karhoe Newbie

    Ah, now they are trying to fight with Google,
    Would it be free?
  3. Chai

    Chai Administrator Staff Member

    I read that it's supposed to be free...
  4. Diablofox420

    Diablofox420 Newbie

    that would be sweet if its free
  5. Zenphic

    Zenphic Newbie

    It's about time, but I doubt I'll use it any time soon. I don't have any use for the web based apps yet :think:
  6. karhoe

    karhoe Newbie

    Maybe they are transitioning from pc based softwares to web based softwares.

    Then in the not so distant future, offfice are accesible online only, and verification is done each time, so piracy is zeroed out LOL
  7. Zenphic

    Zenphic Newbie

    Account information theft will be on the rise though! I wouldn't want to have some important documents online ;)
  8. lee_what2004

    lee_what2004 Just Started

    talking about web based software, I just keep thinking about memory usage :haha:
    those drink memory like water :wicked:
  9. karhoe

    karhoe Newbie

    Maybe MS would do something to make it work smoothly with IE 7 only lolz
  10. Chai

    Chai Administrator Staff Member

    Imagine if Firefox or IE takes up more than 500MB of RAM constantly...
  11. ZuePhok

    ZuePhok Just Started

    haih..too much hassle.
    just give me a desktop office!
  12. karhoe

    karhoe Newbie

    Hmm, there seems to be alot of desktop based applications moving to be a little web based, you even have web based photoshop.

    Perhaps soon, these applications would use the processing power over the server side, and alot of cheap PC's would be available to those in poverty stricken countries.

    The idea is not really that bad after all.
  13. Adrian Wong

    Adrian Wong Da Boss Staff Member

    I think MS would prefer to avoid server-side processing. Otherwise, they would need a lot of servers. Best to use the clients to run the apps. That's not a problem though... even netbooks are more than fast enough to run office applications.

    Server-side apps also have security issues. They must ensure that data entered by the user is encrypted between the client and the server. Running it on the client avoids this AFAIK.

    The biggest problem I see is such a service requires Internet connectivity. It will be a real problem in poverty-stricken countries where they may not even have telephone! :)
  14. karhoe

    karhoe Newbie

    Connectivity wouldn't be an issue in poverty stricken countries, especially with WiMax, no need to lay cables, just erect towers would do
  15. Adrian Wong

    Adrian Wong Da Boss Staff Member

    Eh, WiMAX not freeMAX la.. Even here, it's costing so much money and time to set up. The advantage of WiMAX is the coverage but from what I see locally, even we are not there yet.

    I don't see WiMAX becoming common even here in 2009. I seriously doubt poverty-stricken countries can implement it.

    A better idea would be the roaming WiFi service provided by buses as they travel through the areas. People can send e-mails as they pass by. I think that initiative is being sponsored by Google.
  16. mikegas

    mikegas Newbie

    :lol: .. bus flyby can't work.

    first, you need to scan for network.. then you need to join network.. get IP ... then click mail send button. If the bus still around, then great :p

    Wifi not exactly like our mobile cell which allow cell hopping ....
  17. karhoe

    karhoe Newbie

    Then the bus gets connected via satellite?

    Hmm, but setting up WiMax towers would definitely be cheaper than laying out all the cables around isnt it
  18. Adrian Wong

    Adrian Wong Da Boss Staff Member

    I don't know but that's one of the projects that Google is funding.
  19. Adrian Wong

    Adrian Wong Da Boss Staff Member

    I'm not entirely sure how the whole system works. :think:

    Maybe the e-mails are temporarily stored in a computer in the bus for forwarding when it reaches the bus station.

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