The real question for me has always been why use a giant corporations "free" software? Hopefully everyone would be smart enough to know by now that "free" really isn't free. Yet people continually pile into these services as if Google is the best thing since sliced bread.
Not surprising for me I came across this article in the WSJ yesterday: "Google Plots Move from Search to Sales". In the article its revealed that Google is considering a purchase of a company called "Groupon" to "put Google in the position of selling directly to Internet users".