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war between Microsoft & Google?

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    Windows 7

    war between Microsoft & Google?


    Other than the obvious is there a war going on between Microsoft & Google? I tried a new computer with Windows 8 factory installed and after downloading my favorite browser, Google Chrome, and trying to use my favorite email, gmail, I got very inconsistent results, i.e. sometimes Google wouldn't open at all and when it did I often couldn't get gmail to open. I tried everything I could think of to correct the problem but in the end, out of total frustration, I returned the computer and have gone back to my Windows 7 notebook.
    It would seem that Windows 8 is really only smooth if you use Bing and an email like hotmail, neither of which I'm willing to switch to..

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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    That's simply not the case. You can install Chrome just fine, and there's even a Metro version of it if you want to use it that way. Gmail works fine, and there's even some google metro apps like a google search app.

    Google has been slow to support IE10 in it's sites though, and gives bogus messages about using an old browser.
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    Windows 7


    So why does google not load but just sits there with the wheel turning. A message appears at the bottom of the display, sending proxy and then waiting for proxy and then nothing happens.

    I repeatedly try to open gmail and get nothing.
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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Sounds like you have a mis-configured proxy. I can assure you, gmail works just fine.
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    Windows 8 enterprise x64


    My Google Chrome work will on the desktop and in the Metro, myname@mydomain.ca is on Google Apps (gmail servers) and it work fine too. Please provide us more info about your networking setup and the info you collect with ipconfig ( command prompt ) and we may assist you more.
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