Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 13th Jun 2013 19:39 UTC
Google "Today, most people are using modern browsers that support the majority of the latest web technologies. Better yet, the usage of legacy browsers is declining significantly and newer browsers stay up to date automatically, which means the leading edge has become mainstream. Given these factors we've decided to retire Chrome Frame, and will cease support and updates for the product in January 2014." Eh.
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Comment by lucas_maximus
by lucas_maximus on Thu 13th Jun 2013 21:09 UTC
lucas_maximus
Member since:
2009-08-18

The percentages by GA were roughly on the company I work for.:

* 50% of all users that are on our site (last month that was about 2 million users) were using chrome.
* 20% were using Firefox.
* 21% were using IE 9 or 10.
* 4% was using IE 6-8.

In the last year a lot of legacy crap has been dropped by users. Also most of our visitors are in this order of OS.

1) Windows 7
2) Windows 8
3) Windows Vista
4) MacOSX

It is a massive difference compared to 2 years ago when I started at the company.

I actually think Chrome Frame was a bad way of supporting high frequency browser updates.

System Admin pro were never going to allow this and those outside of corporate lock-down were going to choose a new browser if they were savvy enough ... i.e. their browser is up-2-date.

Edited 2013-06-13 21:17 UTC

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RE: Comment by lucas_maximus
by Delgarde on Thu 13th Jun 2013 23:36 in reply to "Comment by lucas_maximus"
Delgarde Member since:
2008-08-19

I actually think Chrome Frame was a bad way of supporting high frequency browser updates.

System Admin pro were never going to allow this and those outside of corporate lock-down were going to choose a new browser if they were savvy enough ... i.e. their browser is up-2-date.


That was my feeling, too. If an environment isn't going to permit the installation of Firefox or Chrome, odds are it's not going to permit the installation of Chrome Frame either.

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umccullough Member since:
2006-01-26

That was my feeling, too. If an environment isn't going to permit the installation of Firefox or Chrome, odds are it's not going to permit the installation of Chrome Frame either.


It's not always a "lockdown" thing as much as it's a "I don't know how to install multiple browsers and switch between them" thing.

Most of the corporate users I am familiar with have the freedom to install multiple browsers - but often times they're stuck with some crappy web app that only works on IE7, and so they make that their default browser.

With Chrome Frame, it was pretty much transparent when it was in use - and you felt like you were using the same browser everywhere.

I'm not trying to justify keeping an old IE7 going with Chrome Frame, just explaining how I've seen it in use.

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