February 21, 2013 9:00 AM by Smash
CBS Richmond – When Microsoft introduced a preview of its email service Outlook last year, it looked like its predecessor Hotmail would stick around. Now, Hotmail is being nudged out by Outlook.
Hotmail will soon be a thing of the past. That’s because Microsoft is making its email service outlook available world wide. Ultimately transferring 300 million hotmail users in the process.
The transition will be gradual. At first, users can choose whether to make the switch immediately or postpone it. But, by the end of the summer, Microsoft expects all Hotmail users to have moved to Outlook.
Hotmail devotees will still be able to use their original email address but the actual interface will look like outlook.
Ho-ly shit. Game changer! Microsoft coming in hot with Outlook! What is this, 1993? Outlook replacing Hotmail. That’s like someone walking into Best Buy and replacing Betamax movies with video tapes. Shit nobody uses anymore with more shit nobody uses anymore. I think the only Hotmail accounts that still exist are guys that use them for their secret account that’s only used for porn or spam. If someone ever gave me their card or said their email ended in “hotmail.com” I’d drop a fake laugh thinking they were trying to be funny.
I understand if you work somewhere with Outlook but other than that who isn’t using Gmail? Clearly head and shoulders above the competition. If you’re using Outlook voluntarily, there is a 1000% chance you’re a billion years old. Even more of a guarantee: you’re using Internet Explorer. Only thing Internet Explorer is good for is downloading other browsers. Nice try Microsoft.