Google releases browser-within-a-browser

In another move in the browser wars, Google released a plugin for its Chrome browser, which can be inserted within Microsoft’s Internet Explorer (IE) browser. Chrome Frame requires that a single line of code be placed in a Web page launches Chrome within that page.

One reason for this project is to make IE better able to use Google’s Wave service, which launched this week.  The improvements purportedly focus on a speed improvement, along with Javascript functionality, especially for older versions of IE.

Criticism has come from Chrome competitors.  Microsoft, makers of IE, claim Chrome Frame increases security risks.  And the Mozilla Foundation, organizers of the popular open-source Firefox browser, criticizes Chrome Frame move for several problems, including interfering with IE functionality.

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Posted on October 2, 2009 at 12:30 pm by Bryan Alexander · Permalink
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