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Friday, June 3, 2011

Google Serves Notice... Upgrade Your Browser

In order to push the agenda on HTML5 and cloud computing, Google has decided that it will no longer support older versions of your favourite browser, what ever that may be. In a statement on The Official gmail blog  at Google, said yesterday that "...Google Apps will only support modern browsers. Beginning August 1st, we’ll support the current and prior major release of Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer and Safari on a rolling basis."

This, in my opinion, is a good thing. Hopefully it will encourage internet users to stay up to date with their software updates and provide developers with a stable road map upon which to plan the development and support of their applications. Of course it also pushes the Google agenda but I've seen far to many users out there still running IE 6!

3 comments:

Brian said...

Do you expect much resistance when the time comes to drop IE8? The divide between XP and Win7 is a big one.

Brian said...

Do you expect much resistance when the time comes to drop IE8? The divide between XP and Win7 is a big one.

greatbiggeek said...

I guess the question is does Google expect much resistance? I'd say, there will always be those who hang on until the bitter end when it comes to upgrading hardware and/or Operating Systems, but let's not forget this is a Google agenda and not Microsoft's... by this I mean Google is attempting to move us all deeper into the cloud, as it seems Microsoft is leaning as well. So the question becomes how much do you want to utilize Google's services? If you are stuck on IE, then how much support is Microsoft going to give to you as an XP user? What are the Azure apps requirements going to be and how well will IE8 play in that space?

Don't forget Chrome works on Windows 7, Vista, and XP as does Firefox, Safari and I believe Opera. If you don't want a hardware and or OS upgrade you can always download another browser... I have all of the above loaded on my pc.

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