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Groovin'
Thursday, March 10, 2005
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This will put collaboration on investors' roadmaps.

I wonder how long it will take Groove to devolve into a security-challenged, error-prone Windows app. Groove was a bit bloated already.

3 Comments:

Blogger Ben Watson said...

It is certainly an interesting acquisition. Not totally surprising given that Microsoft had previously invested in them.

Personally I think Groove has turned away from a focus on enabling collaboration to more of a virtual office / document management emphasis. More of how to connect people to the same content for group editing.

I like Groove and have used it over the years but it is certainly a high end tool with a fairly high price point. One of its biggest drawbacks I have always felt is the 30MB+ initial client download (as Jay says its a bit bloated) but then again it uses a distributed 'island fortress' mentality and its strong security model is one of its strength.

6:29 PM  
Blogger jay said...

Groove is wonderful for a dispersed group that needs to communicate over the open net and share ongoing plans, documenting all they do. It is, in fact, a thing of beauty.

That said, in a world of thin clients and fat clients, Groove is a morbidly-obese client. After numerous attempts, my conclusion is: not on my hard drive, you don't.

7:37 PM  
Blogger jheuristic said...

Hi --

http://kmblogs.com/public#86742

-jheuristic

1:05 PM  

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