Hotmail finally catches up

For some odd reason I still get the occasional friend sending me e-mails through Hotmail which means I have to check it. Upon logging in today I was greeted to the following message:

Hotmail catches up to GMail

Hotmail catches up to GMail

It’s great that Hotmail is making an attempt to be less annoying but it’s all a little too late. In addition to this all of the changes are merely copies of other services, in particular GMail from Google. For example, they’re moving adverts to the side, adding themes and adding integrated chat. Adverts have been on the side in GMail since day one, themes have been a recent addition and welcomed by many – though for the obsessed users they could allow custom css or further complete customisation – and chat has been there for awhile, with the recent addition of video chat.

When I can be bothered I’m moving away from hotmail. It’s one of those tasks that I’ve just never really gotta around to.