I saw that today A Guy, and there is (at least to me) some ambiguity in that report, and the other links to the blogs, and such.
I use FF 15.0.1; the DW likes IE8, both on this win 7 machine, and we both use gmail:
I read it to state, support will stop if you use IE8 with XP.
In other parts of the stories it doesn't matter what OS your using, since IE10 will debut on October the 26th, google will enforce their "Latest two browsers, the third oldest is out" rule on November 15th.
From your source:
"Each time a new version of one of these browsers is released, we begin supporting the update and stop supporting the third-oldest version."
Do you or anyone else have an opinion on this?
Will it affect just gmail or gmail, and the apps that come with it, as far as I can tell it will only affect Calendar.
One last question, has MS gotten all the bugs out of IE9?