The damn shame of this move is that I have yet to really figure out what they mean by BETA.
Google has finally decided to ditch that pesky beta tag on several of its major projects. After five years of use, Gmail is apparently finally ready for prime time, along with Google Calendar, Google Talk, and Google Docs.
The reason for dropping “beta” from the products seems to be largely political: businesses are reluctant to have their critical infrastructure depend on software that’s perpetually in beta.
For the life of me, I can’t understand where those weird ass (gotta be British) VCR type of tapes came into play with just emailing some fools. But, Google told the label to piss off and now GMail is just straight up Gmail. This also means nothing to your use of Gmail unless you thought those four extra letters were aesthetically pleasing. However, if that is the case, let’s just assume you have more pressing life issues.