Review: Microsoft Office 365 vs. Google Apps

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A very good comparison of the features offered by Microsoft Office 365 vs those of Google Apps.  Anyone who is looking at upgrading their productivity apps needs to read this one.
By the way I made use of the Readability add-on for Firefox to read this one.  I use this add-on to read many articles as it almost always makes them friendlier to these senior eyes.  This add-on is also available as a Chrome extension.


Microsoft pulls the plug on Microsoft Security Essentials for Windows XP

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This article addresses a concern which may of my fellow seniors are facing since they still have XP based PCs.  I an lucky enough to have systems based on Windows 7 and 8.1 but I have talked to quite a few who still have XP.  I like the author's idea of having Microsoft continue to offer Microsoft Security Essentials for Windows XP on a subscription basis.  There are a lot of senior citizens who have XP based PCs who would prefer to keep what they have for the following reasons:
  1. They know how to use the PC they have and don't really want to have to learn how to use another operating system.
  2. Cost:  they are on a fixed income and buying a new system is not an option for them.
Offering these seniors a reasonably priced option for maintaining their systems security would win Microsoft a lot of good will both with the seniors and their friends and relatives.
To be open I do not currently use Microsoft Security Essentials on either of my systems so I am not personally affected by this decision on the part of Microsoft but I do have friends who are.