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WebSonic.nl [PersonRank 10]

Tuesday, September 22, 2009
10 years ago4,870 views

<<Today, we're releasing an early version of Google Chrome Frame, an open source plug-in that brings HTML5 and other open web technologies to Internet Explorer.>>

blog.chromium.org/2009/09/intr ...

WebSonic.nl [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

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David Hetfield [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #


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<< If you want to continue at your own peril, go ahead >> Eh?

Taken from :
googlewavedev.blogspot.com/200 ...

DPic [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

lulz

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PierreS [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

Another nail in IE's coffin :-)

MZaza [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

It's interesting ...

Above 6 comments were made in the forum before this was blogged,

James [PersonRank 0]

10 years ago #

It's pretty useless and annoying really – most users stuck using IE6 can't upgrade even though they'd like to, as their work IT policy forbids it. They won't be able to install a plugin either, so this won't have any great effect except to piss them off even more.

PierreS [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

I'm going to lobby my school sysadmin to install it: you'll be able to keep the school's website using IE6 and all other non compatible websites. Only explicitely compatible websites will use it and go faster (Youtube, Facebook, Gmail, etc...)

Teulon [PersonRank 0]

10 years ago #

People always assume that IT staff are against upgrading. I work in one and we will certainly be looking at this. We would love to drop IE6, Windows 2000 and other crap but some critical applications rely upon those.

When this is out of beta and if it works as advertised we would almost certainly push it to the desktops using Altiris, like any other application or plug-in.

Jake Goldman [PersonRank 0]

10 years ago #

Nice idea, but from our perspective as a web development shop that loves Chrome and has to support IE6, we're a bit skeptical about whether this will help much.

We wrote up an analysis here:

cmurrayconsulting.com/strategy ...

mbegin [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

Interesting that the digital signature on the exe is timestamped June 17, 2009... Maybe it's been in private beta for months?

dl.google.com/update2/installe ...

WebSonic.nl [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

Microsoft: Google Chrome Frame makes IE less secure

arstechnica.com/microsoft/news ...

mbegin [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

Microsoft says:

<< With Internet Explorer 8, we made significant advancements and updates to make the browser safer for our customers," a Microsoft spokesperson told Ars. "Given the security issues with plugins in general and Google Chrome in particular, Google Chrome Frame running as a plugin has doubled the attach area for malware and malicious scripts. This is not a risk we would recommend our friends and families take." The spokesperson also referred us to the latest phishing and malware data from NSS Labs, the same security company that found IE8 was the most secure browser in August 2009 via two Microsoft-sponsored reports. >>

Roger Browne [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

"This is not a risk we would recommend our friends and families take."

I wouldn't even let my "friends and families" use Windows.

Juha-Matti Laurio [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

Mozila's opinion:
shaver.off.net/diary/2009/09/2 ...

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

Sure, a plug-in will increase the risk, because even if it would be more secure than IExplorer run outside the Chrome Frame mode, it will still add its own potential insecurities to the ones of IE, causing an overall higher risk (and the malicious webmaster can always decide which render engine to use). But I suppose that is true of other plug-ins like Flash too, no? Did Microsoft ever issue an informal warning against Flash?

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