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Firefox and Chrome Run Gmail Twice as Fast as IE, Says Google

MZaza [PersonRank 10]

Saturday, December 27, 2008
14 years ago3,246 views

http://cache.gawker.com/assets/images/lifehacker/2008/12/faster-gmail.png
<<Google has taken a more aggressive approach to moving users away from Internet Explorer, recommending that Gmail users install Firefox or Chrome if they want to see Gmail run "an average of twice as fast.">>

http://lifehacker.com/5118454/firefox-and-chrome-run-gmail-twice-as-fast-as-ie-says-google

David Hetfield [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

Yeah i saw that couple weeks ago..
But when i saw it, it included Firefox, Chrome and IE7..
I have no idea why they removed IE7..

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Update:
I've opened this page http://mail.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?answer=78161&hl=en and it has IE7 in it :

http://img234.imageshack.us/img234/3595/ffchromeie7pf6.jpg

And here's the IE7 logo:
http://www.google.com/help/hc/images/gmail_78161a_en.gif

Same question, different URL:
http://mail.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?answer=78161&hl=en

http://mail.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?&answer=107906&hl=en

Cookie Lee [PersonRank 9]

14 years ago #

[put at-character here]David Hetfield:

If you use Gmail through IE7, it will disappear.

David Hetfield [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

Yeah but i'm using Firefox, and it also disappeared..

Juha-Matti Laurio [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

Ars Technica report at
http://arstechnica.com/journals/microsoft.ars/2008/12/29/google-using-gmail-to-convert-ie-users-to-firefox-and-chrome

"This time, the search giant is targeting IE users who use Gmail. With a simple "Get faster Gmail" message (which only appears in IE, and not in Safari, Firefox, or Chrome), Google is luring users of its e-mail service to a support page which explains that IE is slow at running Gmail:
...."

[Moved ~ hebbet]

hebbet [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

[OT] Is it really so hard to use the searchbox in the sidebar before poxting something?

James Xuan [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

But that's the Juha-Matti way!

Juha-Matti Laurio [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

During the holiday season I have been surfing and posting mainly with this mobile browser and with its small screen. The 'keyboard' is not excellent;) But James is partly right too!

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