Google Chroming Out Internet Explorer




The browser wars just got ugly. Google Chrome was unveiled just over a year ago (really? wow…). Sony is using them as their default browser and Chrome is coming to the Mac. And now it’s coming to Internet Explorer.

google angel haloBack in January, we noted that Google was telling Internet Explorer/Gmail users to download Chrome for a faster email experience. And now they’ve launched Google Chrome Frame, which operates within IE but gives users the Chrome experience. Well, officially, it’s “an open source plug-in that brings HTML5 and other open web technologies to Internet Explorer.”

Mostly GCF is for developers, to allow their users to access Chrome’s faster JavaScript engine and other capabilities. But somehow I imagine they wouldn’t object to some regular IE users to giving Chrome a test run this way.

And for those of you who aren’t big readers, Google has a video:

What do you think? Would Google Chrome Frame be useful to you?