1. Post #1
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    toxicpiano's Avatar
    August 2006
    32,252 Posts
    engadget posted:
    Guess what, internoodle? Google Apps is officially out of beta. Do you know what that means? It means that Gmail, Docs, Calendar, and Talk are losing that "beta" signage / language you've come to know and loathe. It also seems to mean that Google will be taking a much more direct and serious approach to courting businesses for its Apps suite. At first blush, it looks like the company has all but squashed the "Standard Edition" free hosted Apps package that many now use, though that isn't that case (yet). We say "all but" because while it looks like the pro bono package has been zapped out of existence by the magic raygun of capitalism, a tiny link to the service still exists on an arcane page buried deep in the casefiles of one T. Google Merryweather III. Or just Google. To be completely clear, however, regular old Gmail will still be freely available to anyone and everyone who wants a crack at it. At any rate, you'll be happy to know that the beta tag will be scuttled later today, and you can start getting righteously mad at Google for not taking care of their proper, released products immediately. Now maybe they can get to coding up nice native versions of Gmail for the iPhone and webOS... eh?
    Source:
    http://www.engadget.com/2009/07/07/g...k-out-of-beta/

    Hell yeah 5 year beta!
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  2. Post #2
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    Ishmael12's Avatar
    July 2008
    3,604 Posts
    Nowai

  3. Post #3
    ffFf
    Uber|nooB's Avatar
    June 2005
    5,914 Posts
    at last

  4. Post #4
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    Ralbane's Avatar
    November 2005
    639 Posts
    i feel empty inside without the beta tag looking me back in the face knowin its always gonna be there

  5. Post #5
    $6(VAT) down the drain...
    Anonym's Avatar
    March 2006
    587 Posts
    Thankfully there's Gmail labs (you can find them under settings).

  6. Post #6
    PrismatexV3's Avatar
    December 2008
    465 Posts
    Took long enough.

  7. Post #7
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    Dennab
    November 2006
    1,450 Posts
    Thankfully there's Gmail labs (you can find them under settings).
    Lmao why the heck would you want that. It's nice knowing it's out of beta, makes me feel more stable and secure.

  8. Post #8
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    Javascript's Avatar
    August 2006
    8,306 Posts
    holy fuck, that took forever

  9. Post #9
    PrismatexV3's Avatar
    December 2008
    465 Posts
    Lmao why the heck would you want that. It's nice knowing it's out of beta, makes me feel more stable and secure.
    You obviously don't understand the Google sense of humor.

  10. Post #10
    Unbanned because of cupcakes!
    woOt_5000's Avatar
    April 2005
    1,207 Posts
    Fucking finally.

  11. Post #11
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    pointyface's Avatar
    September 2007
    541 Posts
    Holy shit, I got my gmail account years ago when it was invite only
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  12. Post #12
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    tacoriffik's Avatar
    June 2008
    1,294 Posts
    Wow i didn't even know it was in beta

  13. Post #13
    PrismatexV3's Avatar
    December 2008
    465 Posts
    Holy shit, I got my gmail account years ago when it was invite only
    Same.
    I'm so glad I did firstinitiallastname@gmail.com
    I can use this address for years.

  14. Post #14
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    Leg of Doom's Avatar
    April 2007
    2,853 Posts
    holy nigger nads at last

  15. Post #15
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    NO ONE's Avatar
    April 2007
    3,210 Posts
    Finally, a good move by google!

  16. Post #16
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    MS-DOS4's Avatar
    December 2006
    1,710 Posts
    Thankfully there's Gmail labs (you can find them under settings).

    Oh god, that's great.

  17. Post #17
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    WPlayer's Avatar
    November 2007
    2,701 Posts
    Holy shit, I got my gmail account years ago when it was invite only
    same here, got it almost 5 years ago.

  18. Post #18
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    toxicpiano's Avatar
    August 2006
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    I got mine in 2004 as well I think (before they forced uk users to have 'googlemail' instead of gmail)

  19. Post #19
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    Dennab
    August 2006
    14,846 Posts
    Huh. Despite the million times I probably saw the beta tag, I never knew it was in beta.

  20. Post #20
    HellNaw's Avatar
    April 2009
    1,333 Posts
    Holy shit, I got my gmail account years ago when it was invite only
    yeah
    feeled good to b liek
    i haz gmail u dont lolol

  21. Post #21
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    Dashiel's Avatar
    May 2006
    6,987 Posts
    yeah
    feeled good to b liek
    i haz gmail u dont lolol
    I remember begging everyone I could find for a Gmail invite.

  22. Post #22
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    Panda X's Avatar
    August 2006
    9,825 Posts
    Do we get an explanation as to why it took so long?

  23. Post #23
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    smidge146's Avatar
    September 2006
    906 Posts
    The best email provider :)

  24. Post #24
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    Valdor's Avatar
    May 2008
    7,716 Posts
    Lul, My gmails from back when it was invite only..



    My password is like WAYYY below the minimum digits required, Wooh!

  25. Post #25
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    tarkata14's Avatar
    March 2008
    2,627 Posts
    I don't use gmail, except for spam email.

  26. Post #26
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    smurfy's Avatar
    October 2007
    22,058 Posts
    I got mine in 2004 as well I think (before they forced uk users to have 'googlemail' instead of gmail)
    @gmail still works for UK users, they just have to pretend it doesn't.

  27. Post #27
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    Legend286's Avatar
    October 2008
    10,024 Posts
    I came.

  28. Post #28
    Sasoreh's Avatar
    November 2008
    520 Posts
    Finally- I thought it would never come outta' beta.

  29. Post #29
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    Spaztastik's Avatar
    March 2008
    925 Posts
    Holy Shit! It was in a beta!??/

  30. Post #30
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    Gordon Frohm's Avatar
    November 2005
    4,445 Posts
    Same.
    I'm so glad I did firstinitiallastname[AT]gmail.com
    I can use this address for years.
    you must get a lot of spam

    (search engines pick up emails posted in forums such as this one and spammers use search engines to find victims to spam)

  31. Post #31
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    Akuma_lektro's Avatar
    November 2006
    13,951 Posts
    Es imposible!

  32. Post #32
    This reminds me of steam friends before community.

    It didn't tell you it was a beta until it lost network connection, then it reminded you.

  33. Post #33
    Doritos46's Avatar
    February 2009
    48 Posts
    finally

  34. Post #34
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    bobthe2lol's Avatar
    July 2007
    1,370 Posts
    Amazing! I love the new gmail!

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