Chapter 3: Getting Started with Gmail, Google Apps, and Drive
In This Chapter
Using Google alternatives to Windows
Setting up your Gmail account
Using Google Docs (Drive)
Moving your domain to Google
In spite of the rivalry between Microsoft and Google, Google’s so important to today’s computer users that Microsoft builds hooks into Windows 8.1 that try to get you to add your Gmail account to the tiled, “immersive” Metro Mail app and add your Gmail contacts to the tiled Metro People app. Of course, Google is happy to return the favor, with easy ways to put your Hotmail/Outlook.com mail inside Gmail, and to import your Hotmail/Outlook.com contacts into Gmail.
There’s a reason why Microsoft wants you to put your Google eggs in its basket. Google has very good competitors to the Microsoft online stable, er, stables, including the following:
Microsoft Hotmail/Outlook.com, the Windows 8.1 tiled Metro Mail app, the mail part of Microsoft’s Outlook, and the desktop Windows Live Mail all ...