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project underdog,the google killer

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posted on May, 8 2005 @ 06:06 PM
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this isnt my thing really but i found it to be a very good read and thought a few of you might think the same.




GATES VS. GOOGLE
Search and Destroy
Bill Gates is on a mission to build a Google killer. What got him so riled? The darling of search is moving into software—and that's Microsoft's turf.
FORTUNE
Monday, April 18, 2005
By Fred Vogelstein


Microsoft was already months into A massive project aimed at taking down Google when the truth began to dawn on Bill Gates. It was December 2003. He was poking around on the Google company website and came across a help-wanted page with descriptions of all the open jobs at Google. Why, he wondered, were the qualifications for so many of them identical to Microsoft job specs? Google was a web search business, yet here on the screen were postings for engineers with backgrounds that had nothing to do with search and everything to do with Microsoft's core business—people trained in things like operating- design, compiler optimization, and distributed-s architecture. Gates wondered whether Microsoft might be facing much more than a war in search. An e-mail he sent to a handful of s that day said, in effect, "We have to watch these guys. It looks like they are building something to compete with us."

He sure got that right. Today Google isn't just a hugely successful search engine; it has morphed into a software company and is emerging as a major threat to Microsoft's dominance. You can use Google software with any Internet browser to search the web and your desktop for just about anything; send and store up to two gigabytes of e-mail via Gmail (Hotmail, Microsoft's rival free e-mail service, offers 250 megabytes, a fraction of that); manage, edit, and send digital photographs using Google's Picasa software, easily the best PC photo software out there; and, through Google's Blogger, create, post online, and print formatted documents—all without applications from Microsoft.



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GATES VS. GOOGLE: Search and Destroy

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posted on May, 15 2005 @ 02:18 PM
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Bill Gtaes can cry a river, build a bridge, and get over it.

Removed unnecessary "language".

[edit on 15-5-2005 by SimonGray]



posted on May, 17 2005 @ 02:48 PM
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Bill Gates is a POS, he has lied, tricked, and cheated people to get where he is at today. WOW! anyone can do that. He is full of himself, and the warm brown piles that are flowing out of his mouth.



posted on May, 17 2005 @ 02:50 PM
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BTW: I hope Google bankrupts his assssssss



posted on May, 18 2005 @ 11:17 AM
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So who cares???

Google is not a very good search engine anyway and is a mystery how it gets so many praises from the media.

There are better search products out there besides google.



posted on May, 18 2005 @ 11:25 AM
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whats a better search engine than google? please tell me! (dont say dogpile, its not) and stop dissing bill gates! i bet every single one of you is using windows right now!



posted on May, 18 2005 @ 01:09 PM
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Bill Gates is not the one who created windows



posted on May, 18 2005 @ 01:11 PM
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he's not????? he created microsoft then?



posted on May, 18 2005 @ 01:12 PM
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Originally posted by dave_54
So who cares???

Google is not a very good search engine anyway and is a mystery how it gets so many praises from the media.

There are better search products out there besides google.


Really please tell us. Yahoo sucks mainly because it gives a page name more weight then it should. Msn is getting better but still not on googles level yet. What is better then google really?



posted on May, 18 2005 @ 01:52 PM
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Originally posted by Paranoid Pain
he's not????? he created microsoft then?


Yes he started Microsoft, but he is not the one who made windows, he just claimed that he did, and that is how Gates has mad is money.

He bought Windows for $50,000 from two college kids(same college as Gates) that invented there own computer, and started a windows program in there apt. They thought it was a good deal at the time, but im sure their kicking themselves pretty hard now.

Im surprised you dont know the story!



posted on May, 18 2005 @ 02:01 PM
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Profusion is a metasearch site that searches multiple different engines simultaneously, compiles the results, and eliminates the duplicates. You can also customize it to specific topics and fields. I consistently get better results than google.

A downloadable metasearch utility called Copernic is also a better search vehicle.

Google does not let itself be queried by a metasearch. What are they afraid of?


BTW -- the first windows-type GUI system was developed by the Xerox corporation back in the 1960's.

Various versions of DOS have been floating around since about the same time. Several different claimants have come forward as the sole originator. Who knows who was actually first? Whoever it was, Gates adopted it and modified it into the MS-DOS familiar today.

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posted on May, 18 2005 @ 02:19 PM
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Well, that is how the story of Gates' life goes anyway. But you never know, maybe that is a lie. But that is all that I have heard.



posted on May, 18 2005 @ 02:24 PM
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Actually, Gates didn't pay anything for Windows. Xerox was developing a GUI (Graphical User Interface) but decided to scrap the project. Then a couple of Bill's friends who worked for Xerox gave him the software where it stood when it was canceled and the source code for it.

The only thing Microsoft invented and didn't steal/take/buy is that damn paperclip that need about 40,000 clicks to confirm that you really don't want him there. Figures, huh?



posted on May, 18 2005 @ 02:30 PM
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have you ever seen that movie about gates, like when he was in school and developing the whatever it was that he was doing at the time, and how he aquired stuff, and then started a company, and then became what it is today? It did seem like he bought/stole/and took everything that made him microsoft, and he claimed that it was all his thinking.



posted on May, 18 2005 @ 02:33 PM
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Check out the Mircosoft Hall of Innovation to see some of the neat products Microsoft has invented, and some of those they claim to have invented which were actually stolen, bought, or copied.



posted on May, 18 2005 @ 02:44 PM
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Hey, that is cool, but WOW! I didnt realize it was that bad. Nice find.



posted on May, 19 2005 @ 03:30 AM
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Actually, the same thing was in Forbes recently. Gates is afraid that Google will attempt an OS in the future. Hes already pissed that Google figured out that nifty desktop search thing.



posted on May, 19 2005 @ 01:29 PM
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Gates is the Richest, dumbest, and smartest person in the world


Wish I could make a billion dollars using other peoples designs and inventing a talking paper clip



posted on Jun, 3 2005 @ 08:50 AM
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Originally posted by Kamikazi
Bill Gates is a POS, he has lied, tricked, and cheated people to get where he is at today. WOW! anyone can do that. He is full of himself, and the warm brown piles that are flowing out of his mouth.


Do you realise how much money Bill Gates has given/will be giving to charity? The guy is VERY generous with his money and realises how many people need it more than he does. This is what he proposes:

$1 billion over 20 years to establish the Gates Millennium Scholarship Program, which will support promising minority students through college and some kinds of graduate school.

$750 million over five years to the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization, which includes the World Health Organization, the Rockefeller Foundation, Unicef, pharmaceutical companies and the World Bank.

$350 million over three years to teachers, administrators, school districts and schools to improve America’s K-12 education, starting in Washington State.

$200 million to the Gates Library Program, which is wiring public libraries in America’s poorest communities in an effort to close the “digital divide.”

$100 million to the Gates Children’s Vaccine Program, which will accelerate delivery of lifesaving vaccines to children in the poorest countries of the world.

$50 million to the Maternal Mortality Reduction Program, run by the Columbia University School of Public Health.

$50 million to the Malaria Vaccine Initiative, to conduct research on promising candidates for a malaria vaccine.

$50 million to an international group called the Alliance for the Prevention of Cervical Cancer.

$50 million to a fund for global polio eradication, led by the World Health Organization, Unicef, Rotary International and the U.N. Foundation.

$40 million to the International Vaccine Institute, a research program based in Seoul, South Korea.

$28 million to Unicef for the elimination of maternal and neonatal tetanus.

$25 million to the Sequella Global Tuberculosis Foundation.

$25 million to the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative, which is creating coalitions of research scientists, pharmaceutical companies and governments in developing countries to look for a safe, effective, widely accessible vaccine against AIDS.

So you may call him the richest dumbest and smartest person in the world, but he's obviously done something right in his life. Are you sitting on a fortune? Have you built up one of the biggest companies in the world? He's obviously done more things right than you or me.



posted on Jun, 3 2005 @ 08:57 AM
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Originally posted by dave_54
So who cares???

Google is not a very good search engine anyway and is a mystery how it gets so many praises from the media.

There are better search products out there besides google.


It's not a mystery how it gets so many priases, its because so many people use it and like it. It may not be the best for you but the majority of people want to type in a word and have a website displayed relating to that word, in the quickest time possible. This is what google offers, this is what google does.



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