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    Default Google takes gmail offline...2 years after we do

    Funny article from CNet:
    Google takes Gmail offline...nearly two years after Zimbra does | The Open Road - CNET News

    Google is pretty fast-moving as company cultures go, with new products rolled out on a regular basis. And yet Google's popular Gmail email service is only just now getting around to providing offline access, as PC World reports, a feature that open-source Zimbra has had for nearly two years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jholder View Post
    Funny article from CNet:
    Google takes Gmail offline...nearly two years after Zimbra does | The Open Road - CNET News

    Google is pretty fast-moving as company cultures go, with new products rolled out on a regular basis. And yet Google's popular Gmail email service is only just now getting around to providing offline access, as PC World reports, a feature that open-source Zimbra has had for nearly two years.
    Yah too bad they'll get the credit for inventing it.

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    Just to play devil's advocate, how old is gmail compared to Zimbra?

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    Zimbra: First public preview version August 2005, first production release was January 2006 (stealth/black skunkworks under the name Liquid Systems since 2003).
    Gmail: Launched April 2004 (Google a company since 1997, hashed around in 1995).

    Gmail launched a year before we first introduced the world to a truly great AJAX collaboration experience, and considering they had 10+ years head start to get organized - well you be the judge of just how fast we swept the communication world off it's feet

    Zimbra Product Portal
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    Zimbra Releases First Production Version of Next-Generation Email Server | Zimbra, Email, Xml, Source | OnStrategies
    History of Gmail - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    Corporate Information - Google Milestones
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    really cool stuff guys, keep it up =)

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