Google Brings Chrome To Internet Explorer

On September 24th, Google released Google Chrome Frame, a new plug-in that contains its Chrome browser in a format compatible with Internet Explorer. A blog post promoting the release promises that Chrome Frame will work with versions 6, 7, and 8 of Explorer. One analyst surmises the move is an indication of Google’s admission that wooing users from IE is a steeper mountain than they planned to climb.

The speed of IE’s JavaScript is infamously low. Chrome Frame will boost that speed considerably. More than that, the plug-in will address significant concerns of Web designers and developers. More and more websites and online applications use Internet standards that IE can’t handle. The most obvious of these is HTML 5, which will now be usable thanks to Chrome Frame.

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