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Microsoft has yet again renamed its Live Sync service which will now be dubbed Windows Live Mesh when it is released this autumn. The company confirmed the moniker switcheroo in a blog post on Friday. But the name change could confuse customers as Live Sync, which Microsoft is currently testing, is made up of two existing sync …

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WTF?

I don't see what the fuss is about.

It's in beta so they can call it whatever they like. What matters is what it's called when it's released.

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Jobs Horns

So, same old MS formula

Take an old product, tweak a bit, rename, and release. Take an old product, tweak a bit, rename, and release. Take an old product, tweak a bit, rename, and release. Take an old product, tweak a bit, rename, and release. Take an old product, tweak a bit, rename, and release. Take an old product, tweak a bit, rename, and release. Take an old product, tweak a bit, rename, and release. Take an old product, tweak a bit, rename, and release. Take an old product, tweak a bit, rename, and release. Take an old product, tweak a bit, rename, and release. Take an old product, tweak a bit, rename, and release. Take an old product, tweak a bit, rename, and release. Take an old product, tweak a bit, rename, and release. Take an old product, tweak a bit, rename, and release. Take an old product, tweak a bit, rename, and release. Take an old product, tweak a bit, rename, and release. Take an old product, tweak a bit, rename, and release.

Gets old after a while doesn't it?

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Gates Horns

Yeah ...

Still, it's working pretty well for Apple. Those great (cough) innovators.

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The Apple and MS formula.

It's take /someone else's/ old product, tweak a bit, rename and release.

And yes, it does seem to work well for both of them.

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Coat

No, no, this doesn't apply to Apple at all!

Instead, they take an old product, tweak a bit, keep the name to add confusion, and release. After all, a 12-year-old 233 Mhz PowerPC system with a 15" CRT and a 1 month old 3.6Ghz Intel system with a 27" flatscreen are both called iMacs.

Right. Mine's the one with the "How to tell the Late 2008 Unibody MacBook Pro from a Mid 2009 Unibody MacBook Pro" list in the pocket.

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Anonymous Coward

fail

been using it for a while and whilst the idea is sound it seems to have a large effect on network performance, indeed at some points it grinds to a halt, something like myphone would be idea, upload on demand consistant data accross all devices, why complicate it!

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Sync on demand

Darren, Live Sync *does* have sync on demand.

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What about SyncToy?

I've been using the excellent MS SyncToy for years. There's an updated 64-bit Windows 7 version I'm running now.

SyncToy keep disks (or just sellected directories) of two PCs in sync. Nothing touches the cloud.

It's also a great backup tool. Sync a USB disk with your PC every week or so, and leave the USB disk in the desk draw at work.

I don't want my data moved to the cloud (besides, there's a lot more than 5 GB).

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