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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What will happen next
by OSGuy on Fri 25th Sep 2009 09:51 UTC
OSGuy
Member since:
2006-01-01

I think I know what Google is trying to do (and I like it!). Google knows that their Wave will become the next Facebook (in popularity) and it is a win-win situation for them. Users will either install Chrome where Google will get greater market share OR install Chrome Frame where Google will get market share anyway!

So Google gets greater market share either way! This is just too funny ;) ;)

Now, imagine all of the IE users in the world utilizing Chrome Frame from their IE browsers (because they want to use Wave). Google's market share will sky rocket!

Even if it's not Chrome they choose, say it's Firefox, then Firefox gets the market share so this move is also good for Firefox! I have a bad feeling, something tells me MS will make an update to block this.

Even funnier though, when they ask the user to install a browser, Opera isn't listed - well based on the screenshot ;)

Edited 2009-09-25 09:55 UTC

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RE: What will happen next
by gustl on Sat 26th Sep 2009 13:35 in reply to "What will happen next"
gustl Member since:
2006-01-19

If Microsoft makes a move towards blocking this, I guess the EU competition commissioner will be informed by google right away.

And the EU competition commissioner are not really known for handing out uselessly small fees.

If Microsoft makes an attempt to block this, they will get issued a fine none of us has seen before, I am quite sure about that. The EU commissioner will say: "Fining them obviously did not change their behavior, when they repeat their actions, we need to make sure the message sinks in this time around"

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