Microsoft Recommends Chrome for Hotmail.. Huh?

Microsoft has overhauled its Hotmail but not all of its 350 million users are having it as smooth as they used to under the old system.

Part of the reason is that the modern Hotmail requires a modern browser. What's most interesting is it that Microsoft is suggesting to users who have problems with the new Hotmail to use Google Chrome rather than Internet Explorer.

“Some customers have indicated that if they use Google Chrome to view their Hotmail account they no longer encounter this problem,” said Microsoft, according to the Register.

Microsoft has told Hotmail users via the forums that those trying to use the webmail service should not use Safari 3 or Firefox 2 – both of which have been replaced by significantly newer versions.

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  • Way to go microsoft you don't make money with IE, just skip supporting it at all.

    FireFox FTW
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  • Bentonsl_2010I think at this point I.E. users is a moot (


    Sorry should of said

    I think at this point I.E. users is a moot point. MS packages I.E. with windows and will also have plenty of users. However losing hotmail subscribers to other email providers (I.E. Gmail and Yahoo), would imo be a bigger blow. So them saying use chrome is more of a lesser of two evils approach.\
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  • Way to go microsoft you don't make money with IE, just skip supporting it at all.

    FireFox FTW
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  • Bentonsl_2010I think at this point I.E. users is a moot (


    Sorry should of said

    I think at this point I.E. users is a moot point. MS packages I.E. with windows and will also have plenty of users. However losing hotmail subscribers to other email providers (I.E. Gmail and Yahoo), would imo be a bigger blow. So them saying use chrome is more of a lesser of two evils approach.\
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    Some customers have indicated that if they use Google Chrome to view their Hotmail account they no longer encounter this problem

    So, anecdotal quotes from Chrome users?
    Any backup to the claims from engineers?
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