Monday, April 11, 2005

Gmail vs. Hotmail

I have to use a webmail interface for all my email. I have too many computers, and no primary computer. Webmail is the only way I can have all my email in one place. When I was still an undergrad, I could ssh into the server, and use pine. I was the admin for the server for about four years. Not a single problem. But six months after I left, the server got hacked, and well, I didn't have email for about a week, maybe two. When the server finally came up, I decided it would be a better idea for me to forward my mail to Gmail. My secondary email account has always been a hotmail account. When I decided to phase out my UT email account, hotmail was not a choice at all. Why? Too slow, clunky and some slight problems with Safari. Gmail on the other hand had a super fast interface, that was extremely productive. Even though Gmail was beta, and there was a chance that the service might go down, and things like that, I chose to use Gmail. Its just that much more productive. Plus now that it is 2 gigs of space, its not just an email account, but a store for most of my media files (articles, books, music and such).

Mozilla and hypocrisy

Right, but what about the experiences that Mozilla chooses to default for users like switching to  Yahoo and making that the default upon ...