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Author Topic: Gmail as file storage. Without IE  (Read 6917 times)

Mighty Pete

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Gmail as file storage. Without IE
« on: May 20, 2005, 09:34:36 PM »
I'd like to see somebody write a small app that allows you to store files on gmail right from the desktop. Now somebody all ready did this but it requires IE. That don't do me any good. I don't have IE. I deleted it. Something that works with firefox. A extension maybe.
It would be one popular download.   :-[

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Re: Gmail as file storage. Without IE
« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2005, 10:30:26 PM »
You mean to say that Gmail Drive won't work on your system?
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Re: Gmail as file storage. Without IE
« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2005, 12:11:36 AM »
Well actually I never did try. I got to here reading:

Installation Requirements
Internet Explorer 5 or better

I don't have IE so I never even downloaded it to try it.

Well Looky looky. I downloaded it and installed it. It works ! You don't need no stinking IE.

Well that was a easy, one solved then. Carry on !

Well you fixed that just fine while I waited. Thanks.

Oh and IE is gone, like Poof !

http://www.litepc.com/

 

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Re: Gmail as file storage. Without IE
« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2005, 09:31:13 AM »
Oh and IE is gone, like Poof !

http://www.litepc.com/

Thanks anyway, but I see no point.
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Re: Gmail as file storage. Without IE
« Reply #4 on: May 21, 2005, 10:53:49 AM »
Getting it working is good for me. I can upload stuff here and grab it at work. I do a lot of my stuff at home cause the companies computers suck. I use to just mail files back and forth now I can just drag and drop. One more use for my massive never going to fill it with mail anyway gmail account.

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Re: Gmail as file storage. Without IE
« Reply #5 on: May 21, 2005, 10:59:59 AM »
Oh, I think Gmail Drive is cool (except for the built-in 9.99999-MB per-file limitation), I was wondering about removing MSIE.  :)
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Re: Gmail as file storage. Without IE
« Reply #6 on: May 21, 2005, 11:21:01 AM »
I never use it so what's the point. Getting rid of that and other features is better that getting virus software really. I see now some sites try installing toolbar java just visiting sites. If ie is gone that exploit does not work. It's amazing how hard a windows box is to hack with outlook and IE gone. Just think about it. The last years worth of security updates from MS you don't even need it.  The programs that they are patching are not even here so no point downloading the security patches for them. It's my computer. I'll use stuff I want to and delete the rest. You'd have to try it really. The speed increase, the hardening of the OP against hackers. Kids here download viruses via messager and the viruses can't find hooks to run. That's one program I left on. All though I'd like to remove it.
I use firefox, I like it. No point in having the IE browser built into the operating system so it's gone.

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Re: Gmail as file storage. Without IE
« Reply #7 on: January 23, 2011, 11:17:22 AM »
Getting it working is good for me. I can upload stuff here and grab it at work. I do a lot of my stuff at home cause the companies computers suck. I use to just mail files back and forth now I can just drag and drop. One more use for my massive never going to fill it with mail anyway gmail account.

Hey Might Pete - if it's easy file transfer you're looking for, DropBox is a great service (2GB free).  And if you'd be so kind as to use the link provided to sign up, you'll earn us both additional 250MB.