Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 24th Sep 2009 19:17 UTC
Internet Explorer Earlier this week, Google launched Chrome Frame, a plugin for Internet Explorer 6/7/8 which replaces the Trident rendering engine with Chrome's rendering and JavaScript engine for better performance and superior standards compliance. Microsoft has responded to this release, claiming it makes Internet Explorer less secure. Note: What database category do I put this in? Internet Explorer? Google? Choices, choices!
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RE[3]: Comment by Kroc
by nt_jerkface on Fri 25th Sep 2009 00:19 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Kroc"
nt_jerkface
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2009-08-26

What are you saying? That people would be better off with IE6+Chrome plugin than IE8? That's a terrible idea from a security standpoint.

The real problem is that there is a large contingent of people that don't want anyone to use IE8 simply because it is made by Microsoft. They're ideologically driven and have no desire to judge software based upon technical merit.

It doesn't seem to matter that IE8 follows strict standards by default since there are just as many negative posts about IE8 as there were about IE6. If IE20 ever comes out we'll probably have to endure a thousand posts about how it doesn't follow standards because it hasn't adopted a 3 month old Skynet proposal.

Browser evangelism has really gotten old, especially on tech sites which are already visted by people that are more likely to use an alternative browser. It's preaching to the choir and I have to deal with enough religion/politics in real life.

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