Google Fixes IE for Microsoft

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  1. NewsBytes

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    Microsoft IE is a product so badly broken, that people have had to work around it instead of with it. With Microsoft still slow to adapt to the latest technologies of the web it has now takes a competing company to fix it, just so that the web can move on!

    Google's Chrome Frame is a new browser plug-in for IE which replaces the Internet Explorer "Trident" Engine with the Chrome engine, if it detects a web-page configured for Chrome.

    A majority of users still use one of the Internet Explore...

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    If Google releases chrome addon for IE8, it doesn't mean that IE is out dated.

    We have IE tab plugin for firefox.
     
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    Right, but the purpose is very different: To see how badly a page sucks in IE without actually degrading a computer by executing that obnoxious exe.

    IE Tabs was not created to compensare any of Firefox's (read: Gecko's) visual rendering screw ups, it's the other way. No sane Firefox user would want to have IE Tabs as a tool with which they can view firefox-screwed webpages (typically a null set) correctly.
     
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    atleast bother to read the article before defending IE
     
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    Do you really use IE8 final??
    IE8 is fast and very smooth and much secure.
    My IE8 uses almost half the memory Firefox uses (when both have same number of tabs open) on windows 7. And I don't use chrome.

    I don't say IE8 is better than FF in all respects and I use IE, FF and opera.


    agree, and in the same way chrome plugin doesn't mean that they are saving IE.
     
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    I have installed IE8 in my home desktop computer as well as in my laptop..IE8 is equal to more or less than the speed of FF 3.5 which has more plugins (15 total)..
    But this cann't be said about IE8 installation in the corporate set up..I have installed two computer in my office, result is the same.. it hangs..often breeze,whenever intranet applications run.. where as IE6 and IE7 has not been affected by the same applications...
    Unless the corporates willing to shift the IE6 focus to IE8,later is doomed for failure.. that is where google comes in to the picture..
     
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    Microsoft to Google: Stay Out Of Our Browser!

    Microsoft is advising against using Chrome Frame within Internet Explorer... naturally.

    On Tuesday, Google announced the release of Chrome Frame, an engine that can be used within Internet Explorer 6, IE7, and IE8 that allows Chrome to render Web pages rather than Microsoft's IE engine; Chrome Frame also executes Google JavaScript programs. To enable Chrome Frame within Internet Explorer, surfers simply must install a plug-in while Web developers must insert a line of code into their pages that speaks directly with Chrome Frame upon each visit.

    Naturally, Microsoft didn't take too kindly with the idea, telling consumers that they are better off upgrading Internet Explorer to the latest version rather than inserting Chrome Frame into its software. "With Internet Explorer 8, we made significant advancements and updates to make the browser safer for our customers," Microsoft said. "Given the security issues with plug-ins in general and Google Chrome in particular, Google Chrome Frame running as a plug-in has doubled the attach area for malware and malicious scripts. This is not a risk we would recommend our friends and families take."

    Mozilla's Dion Almaer snickered at the comment on his Twitter page, claiming that consumers should "uninstall Siverlight now," and that Microsoft is frightened by the security issues some plug-ins can bring. Amy Barzdukas, general manager for Internet Explorer, sang a more positive tune and told CNET that it was indeed a security issue with Microsoft, calling the process "a browser within a browser." She said that running Chrome Frame interferes with private browsing and clear-browser-history features found in the new Internet Explorer 8.

    "That is not made clear," Barzdukas told CNET. "That is a trade-off that customers would really want to make with eyes wide open." She also added that consumers using Internet Explorer 6 need to dump the old browser and download the latest release, saying that installing another add-on is not an ideal option. "It just compounds your problem," she said.

    http://www.tomsguide.com/us/Microsoft-Google-Chrome-Internet-Explorer,news-4722.html
     
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    Google now hit back with the following statement
    "Google Chrome Frame ... was designed with security in mind from the beginning," the company spokesman added in an e-mail. "While we encourage users to use a more modern and standards-compliant browser such as Firefox, Safari, Opera or Chrome rather than a plug-in, for those who don't, Chrome Frame is designed to provide better performance, strong security features, and more choice ... across all versions of Internet Explorer."

    According to Google, Chrome Frame receives automatic, behind-the-scenes security updates with the same mechanism used by the Chrome browser itself, relieving users of manually patching the plug-in.

    http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9138522/Google_barks_back_at_Microsoft_over_Chrome_Frame_security
     
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