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Off-line GMail: one more step to the Google desktop

Jan 30, 2009, 18:47 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols)

[ Thanks to Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols for this link. ]

"The problem I've always had with network-reliant operating systems or programs has been that they're only as good as your network connection. Whether it was the mainframe and terminals that I cut my teeth on, client/server computing or network computers, I was always painfully aware that I was one zapped connection away from having my desktop turn into a useless desk decoration.

"Google is addressing that concern by using Google Gears to let you use perhaps Google's most popular, non-search application, Gmail, off-line. This follows up on Google enabling you to use Google Docs off-line. You see, although when you think Google you also think of the Internet, they've actually been working to make Google applications off-line friendly for some time now."

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