Gmail was in beta testing for the longest time but now users of Hotmail are having to hunt for compatible browsers to do their e-mailing. M$ has even suggested users should try Google-Chrome Browser. The problems seem quite deep as they have been going on for days. This is not good for a company “all-in” to the web… Fortunately there are lots of alternatives if users decide to switch. It is a bit surprising that M$ hasn’t caught on to the utility of standards by now. I left Hotmail many years ago because of spam. Perhaps this year the departures will be due to lack of service.