Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Gmail now suggests users to dump IE

It's no secret to the geek society that Microsoft's Internet Explorer (IE) is a slow-poke web browser compared to many other competitors out there in the market, heck I even experienced few crashes when I use it to open heavy loaded Flash web pages. But apparently it has become no secret anymore for Google to begin suggesting its Gmail users to dump IE for its own Chrome web browser or Firefox.

Gregg Keizer from Computerworld is reporting; when users of IE6 reach, a "Get faster Gmail" message appears in the web-based service's menu bar. The message, in turn, links to a page on Google's web site that touts Chrome and Firefox 3 as being "twice as fast" at running Gmail.

Google currently lists IE7, Firefox 2.0 and later releases, Chrome and Safari as the only supported browsers for Gmail . Others, including Opera and older editions of IE, Firefox and Safari, can be used to access the e-mail service but aren't able to handle some of its features.

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