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Firefox And Chrome Run Gmail Twice As Fast As IE, Says Google

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." When you log into Gmail using Internet Explorer, you'll see a "Get faster Gmail" link in the set of links across the top of the page. If you follow the link in IE7, you'll find yourself at this page (pictured above), which claims that Gmail runs an average of twice as fast on Firefox 3 or Chrome than it does IE. Strangely enough, that same link in IE6 takes you to this page, which recommends upgrading to IE7-so you're in for a bit of a rollercoaster if you follow their suggestions. We practically never open up IE unless we have to around here, so we certainly can't say from experience that IE runs Gmail that much more slowly, so if you've got more experience switching between browsers with Gmail, share your experience in the comments.

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rroded3633d ago

sad but true also chrome runs at a quarter the ram...

dukadork3633d ago (Edited 3633d ago )

just plain cold hard fact... like 360 is ~30x more likely to fail than PS3 or Wii

WhittO3633d ago

Chrome is great, but needs work.

I mean, sometimes it just stops dead and freezes not loading any websites for about 15 secs then loads them again.

Its not my net or comp because never happens with any other browser.

But still loads better than IE7, which just thinks it can hog all of your system resources!!!

morganfell3633d ago

I had an issue like that as well. I just miss all of my gadgets that I have in Firefox.

Pixel_Addict3633d ago (Edited 3633d ago )

...what's new? For years Microsoft has had no competition and have let their products fall behind. Thanks to the internet and open source community we are finally getting something better... for free.

Awookie3633d ago

Open source is starting to pick up i love it, it deserves more wide spread attention

Dogswithguns3633d ago

Say what, i need a Gmail for those?!