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R K Singh
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We recommend that you upgrade your web browser so you can get the most out of Windows Live Hotmail. Upgrading should only take a few minutes. To get started, choose one of the browsers below:
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Mozilla Firefox
Apple Safari
If you don�t want to upgrade right now you can still continue to Windows Live Hotmail, but some parts of it may not work and it may not be displayed properly.


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Even the best browser is apt to choke on Hotmail. It's like putting water in your gas tank.

My guess is that Hotmail just doesn't recognize Chrome yet, so it doesn't know what you're using. Have you had any problems other than the error message?


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Chrome is new enough that its user-agent isn't known to may web apps out there.


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Pat Farrell
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Originally posted by Bear Bibeault:
Chrome is new enough that its user-agent isn't known to may web apps out there.


Does Chrome have the "lie about useragent" hack that Opera has?

(I can't run Chrome, I'm a linux dude. I did download all the source from svn and try to compile it. It took many times, getting this application, that header, etc. before I gave up. Even Google admits that the linux version won't display a trivial web page.)
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I'm not sure if it has the user-agent spoofing feature. I've run it for about 30 seconds during the 60 seconds or so that I've booted into Windows recently.

Most web sites are pretty stupid about this anyways. Most will still use browser sniffing via the user-agent string rather than the more sophisticated capability sniffing. Hence, they end up excluding a lot of browsers needlessly.

And you still, inexplicably, find sites that are written for IE only. I'll not do business with companies based just upon that. I dropped Progressive and switched to Geico simply because the Progressive site had features that would only work under IE.
[ September 20, 2008: Message edited by: Bear Bibeault ]
R K Singh
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My guess is that Hotmail just doesn't recognize Chrome yet, so it doesn't know what you're using. Have you had any problems other than the error message?


I also think in the same line.

But funny thing is when you try to download google toolbar.
When google itself does not recognise its own browser then other web apps will take much time to recognise it.

I think now we need some middle-ware engine(like JVM) for web clients that can run dynamic content on any browser.

Your web app allows user to download that middleware as plugin etc, now it does not matter what browser are you using, you can run same web app in any browser.

I think I should patent this idea
Jesper de Jong
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I get the exact same message sometimes (not always) using Firefox 3 on Ubuntu.


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Drabir Alam
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Here is a solution to the problem

http://drabir.wordpress.com/2008/11/13/howto-open-hotmail-in-chrome/
 
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