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: Comment by Kroc
by JayDee on Thu 24th Sep 2009 19:58 UTC in reply to "Comment by Kroc"
JayDee
Member since:
2009-06-02

When someone fixes your crap for you, you thank them. And Google Chrome Frame is basically a copy of Chrome, sans, er... the chrome. It uses the same automatic, silent update system as Chrome. Any security flaws can literally be fixed for all users within 24 hours. You have no argument left Microsoft. Get your act together and instead of scaremongering, fix your crap.


In this case, like Thom previously stated, this is a slap in the face for the IE team at MS. Thanking google (a competitor in the browser market) would be like saying thank you for showing us that the work we've been doing for the last few years has been completely and utterly useless. If they had conceded that, it would have meant a restructuring of that team for sure.

Hopefully they can get this right next time around now that the've been shown a lesson.

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RE[2]: Comment by Kroc
by nt_jerkface on Fri 25th Sep 2009 00:27 in reply to "RE: Comment by Kroc"
nt_jerkface Member since:
2009-08-26

Hopefully they can get this right next time around now that the've been shown a lesson.


How have they been shown a lesson? They don't want people to use IE6 and they don't want an outside company to encourage its use. Did you notice that IE8 contains an IE7 compatibility mode but not one for IE6? That's because they want people to dump IE6, not use hacks to keep it working.

As I stated earlier the real problem is with IT department heads, not MS.

Even though this plug-in has obvious benefit to some it is going to allow a lot of el cheap-o companies to extend the life of their Windows 2000 workstations.

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RE[3]: Comment by Kroc
by umccullough on Fri 25th Sep 2009 00:34 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Kroc"
umccullough Member since:
2006-01-26

Even though this plug-in has obvious benefit to some it is going to allow a lot of el cheap-o companies to extend the life of their Windows 2000 workstations.


Which they could have done anyway by installing another browser such as Firefox, etc.... so you need to narrow your statement further:

It will allow *users* in el-cheapo companies moronic companies that demand usage of only an outdated version of IE browser to finally view the modern internet.

These same companies could allow dual-browsers, or could upgrade IE for their users, but they choose not to for some reason... and now Google has provided another option for them to consider.

And what's wrong with Windows 2000? If placed behind a firewall (for security reasons), it's still a perfectly usable OS that still runs most modern windows software without problems.

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