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    bye-bye GDocs?

    Just checked the "GDocs soon moving to Google Drive" link when I went to update my timesheet. "Your information available everywhere on PC, Mac or Chrome".
    Well, ain't that nice!

    (fwiw, PC stands for "personal computer", not "personal computer running a specific operating system")

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    Re: bye-bye GDocs?

    What exactly is your problem? It's not clear from your post. I've been using GDocs before and have "seamlessly" been moved to GDrive.

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    Re: bye-bye GDocs?

    Do you have problems accessing Google Drive using Chromium on Buntu?
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    Re: bye-bye GDocs?

    Big Brother issues I see...

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    Re: bye-bye GDocs?

    Quote Originally Posted by mrgs View Post
    Do you have problems accessing Google Drive using Chromium on Buntu?
    I can access Google Drive via the latest Chrome stable on Ubuntu 12.04.

    Since you mentioned Chromium, it may be worth looking at:
    Google Docs supports the two latest versions of the following browsers.

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    Re: bye-bye GDocs?

    Hmm... So, I take this to mean Google is somehow not going to support people using Google Docs in Linux *other* than if they're running Chrome? How is that even possible, short of actively filtering and then *denying* service based on responses to host OS queries?

    And yeah, the term "PC" used to apply to then-termed "IBM PCs/IBM PC Compatibles", as opposed (at the time) to Commodore 64s/128s, Timex Sinclairs, Apple II/IIe/IIc/etc., Macintosh, Atari ST, Amiga, etc., etc. Eventually, as all the other companies and their products failed, and as the industry produced more and more companies which produced just x88 and then x86-based systems, the phrase "Macs and PCs" became about "Apple" and "computer makers *other* than Apple". However, given that the term "PC" did originally stand for "Personal Computer" as coined by IBM, and given the fact that, specialized systems aside, there basically aren't any non-x86 systems being built anymore, that phrase really doesn't mean very much any more.

    Given the transition from traditional Macintosh motherboard designs to CHRP, then to PREP, then ultimately to "NewWorldROM"-based systems, and ultimately to Intel-based, EFI-using designs, and Apple no longer meaningfully "restricting" the installation of any "x86 compatible" OS on it, Macs are now in every sense simply "Personal Computers".

    Which essentially means we're only usefully talking about operating systems as platforms, which therefore means, if what the OP said is actually accurate, OS-level-based discrimination being practiced by Google. If that's true, it not only is stupid on Google's part, but it might even be wrong enough to qualify as "malicious".

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    Re: bye-bye GDocs?

    Did you get a chance to look at the link I provided?

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    Re: bye-bye GDocs?

    Quote Originally Posted by vasa1 View Post
    Did you get a chance to look at the link I provided?
    I did. I was simply commenting on the points raised initially by the OP.

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    Re: bye-bye GDocs?

    Quote Originally Posted by MisterGaribaldi View Post
    I did. I was simply commenting on the points raised initially by the OP.
    I asked because I don't see how this follows: "Hmm... So, I take this to mean Google is somehow not going to support people using Google Docs in Linux *other* than if they're running Chrome?".

    They are supporting other browsers. I have used Google Drive with Firefox.

    I'm not at all sure what points OP was trying to raise. Anyway, this is the Cafe section so

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    Re: bye-bye GDocs?

    @vasa1, I think you and I are in agreement here. This isn't really an OS-level issue. If anything, it's a browser-level one.

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