Windows Live != Google Docs


I have been reading comparisons between Windows Live and Google Docs. Before I had ever tried Windows Live it had sounded like it was a major contender to Google Docs. Let me put these reviews to rest. Windows Live does NOT fill the same niche as Google Docs or Zoho for that matter.

Windows Live is nothing more than an online storage container for Word, Excel, and Powerpoint documents. You must have Office installed to be able to edit documents. Sure they have a snazzy way to open a template that saves all your changes back to you Windows Live account, but thats it. No ActiveX controls that create an online Word/Excel application where I can create/edit/modify my documents. So thanks but no-thanks Microsoft, you once again showed us that you want nothing more than to funnel people to your overpriced, bloated software.

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