Gmail with Offline enabled with Firefox 3.6.12 in Ubuntu 10.04

A couple of months ago, I switched from Firefox to Google Chrome because the fox is eating a lot of memory. And to free that up, I have to quit Firefox with all the opened tabs (unlike in Chrome) and just run it again, which is pretty annoying if you have a lot of tabs opened.

So, I decided to switch to Google Chrome. Then, I found out that Google Chrome for Linux doesn’t support Gmail’s Offline feature, one feature that I really find quite handy. Still, I stayed with Chrome, hoping for the best that eventually, Offline will be supported in the next releases. Ironic that Gmail Offline is not supported in Google Chrome…

After months of hoping and waiting… still no Gmail Offline support. *sigh*

I decided to switch back to Firefox. The last time I installed Google Gears, it’s not supported yet in 64-bit, that’s why I looked for ways on how to do it.  I was using Ubuntu 9.04 back then. Since I already upgraded to Ubuntu 10.04, I figured that I’ll just have to retrace the steps that I did back then.

Apparently, I don’t have to. Google Gears installs fine in 64-bit nowadays🙂

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