1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

News Google brings Chrome to IE

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 25 Sep 2009.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

    Joined:
    3 Apr 2007
    Posts:
    11,343
    Likes Received:
    292
  2. UncertainGod

    UncertainGod Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    18 Oct 2007
    Posts:
    1,424
    Likes Received:
    26
    It's a very neat idea and microsoft's reaction is priceless.
     
  3. mi1ez

    mi1ez Active Member

    Joined:
    11 Jun 2009
    Posts:
    1,428
    Likes Received:
    17
    If you're at work it shouldn't be a problem using IE
    . if you work in web dev/design then you should have whatever you want/need.
     
  4. crazyceo

    crazyceo New Member

    Joined:
    24 Apr 2009
    Posts:
    563
    Likes Received:
    8
    Google must have a feeling that they aren't going to be taking over the world with their own browser and their toolbar downloads must also be in the decline.

    I am in complete agreement with Microsoft here as I am sick to death of going to third party downloads and being forever asked to download and install the "Come and make us some money and we will give you nothing!" Google Toolbar.

    Download at your peril!
     
  5. mi1ez

    mi1ez Active Member

    Joined:
    11 Jun 2009
    Posts:
    1,428
    Likes Received:
    17
    Doesn't install without admin credentials anyway. What's the point? If you can install this, you can install the full Chrome. Seems incredibly pointless
     
  6. Phil Rhodes

    Phil Rhodes Hypernobber

    Joined:
    27 Jul 2006
    Posts:
    1,415
    Likes Received:
    10
    Well exactly. I suspect that the crossover of people who know they should get something better than IE and have the privileges to do so, yet for some reason don't just want to use some other browser, is microscopically small.
     
  7. matee

    matee Member

    Joined:
    12 Feb 2003
    Posts:
    76
    Likes Received:
    2
    Bah just wanted to try it @ work since IE is whats i'm stuck with.
     
  8. mclean007

    mclean007 Officious Bystander

    Joined:
    22 May 2003
    Posts:
    2,035
    Likes Received:
    15
    I think it's quite smart, to be honest. Haven't tried it yet, but the idea of being able to use a single browser that seamlessly switches to use Chrome's rendering and JS engines for sites that are optimised for / require it, is very slick. Much as I like what Google has done with Chrome, it isn't yet usable as the only browser on a machine, because so many sites are "optimised" for IE and break or look goofy on other browsers (though the situation is improving, largely because developers can no longer afford to ignore other browsers now that IE doesn't have a 90% share!).

    I guess the question marks relate to how tight the integration is - does it interact with IE's history (so visited links show up as visited etc.)? Does it interact with saved form information, bookmarks etc. properly? Is its security behaviour governed by Chrome's settings or IE's? Will it pick up and play nice with IE cookies? And so on.
     
  9. Hugo

    Hugo Ex-TrustedReviews Staff

    Joined:
    25 Dec 2006
    Posts:
    1,384
    Likes Received:
    19
    Please can someone develop an IE Frame for Chrome? I'm stuck using Chrome on my work PC and I need IE to be able to use the myriad sites optimised for its superior-ness.
     
  10. dyzophoria

    dyzophoria Member

    Joined:
    3 May 2004
    Posts:
    391
    Likes Received:
    1
    well I can see the use for people at work stuck with IE, but .. i dont know, If I want a chrome, I get a chrome, I want a firefox, I get a firefox, but I get a chrome in an another browser?, its like windows over DOS if you ask me..
     
  11. Mentai

    Mentai New Member

    Joined:
    11 Nov 2007
    Posts:
    758
    Likes Received:
    1
    I just like that they made IE8 run 10x faster by adding to it. They prove how superior chrome is and get a golden reaction out of Microsoft, hilarious.

    @crazyceo

    News stories involving Google wouldn't be the same without you <3
     
  12. DarkLord7854

    DarkLord7854 New Member

    Joined:
    22 Jun 2005
    Posts:
    4,643
    Likes Received:
    121
    The amount of people using will most likely be extremely limited outside of developers.
     
  13. wafflesomd

    wafflesomd New Member

    Joined:
    22 Oct 2005
    Posts:
    1,719
    Likes Received:
    23
    lol wut
     
  14. Aterius Gmork

    Aterius Gmork smell the ashes

    Joined:
    25 Sep 2007
    Posts:
    1,798
    Likes Received:
    72
    TBH this is the whole point I think - showing people how much faster/better the Chrome browser is. A PR gag.
     
  15. Xir

    Xir Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    26 Apr 2006
    Posts:
    5,249
    Likes Received:
    88
    Talk about the pot and the EFFFin kettle!
     
  16. HourBeforeDawn

    HourBeforeDawn a.k.a KazeModz

    Joined:
    26 Oct 2006
    Posts:
    2,637
    Likes Received:
    6
    I dont use Chrome on any of my systems except for and in this case I think its ideally designed for is my ASUS netbook. Chrome is perfect for such systems as for my other systems ehh I stick with FF.
     
  17. xprodancer

    xprodancer life is like a box of chocolates

    Joined:
    24 Jul 2009
    Posts:
    85
    Likes Received:
    0
    well i have tryed both IE and google chrome! i must say there speed is the same on my system! i would like to try the add-on to IE if it speeds up then that will be my choice!!!
     
  18. ciri28

    ciri28 New Member

    Joined:
    16 Jul 2009
    Posts:
    10
    Likes Received:
    0
    If a google chrome plugin helps educate the sheep that there are other browser choices, then great, but skepticism steps in and says it is just another revenue generating tool bar as already pointed out.
     
    Last edited: 26 Sep 2009
  19. crazyceo

    crazyceo New Member

    Joined:
    24 Apr 2009
    Posts:
    563
    Likes Received:
    8
    Thanks Babe! I'm here to ruin the Google love'in some try to make. Especially the "Google is a really good company!" comments when some don't even know how Google make their money.

    This topic highlights exactly what Google is trying to do and some are too stupid to realise it. If I'm wrong, please correct me.
     
  20. SquattingDawg

    SquattingDawg New Member

    Joined:
    8 Jul 2009
    Posts:
    22
    Likes Received:
    0
    So educate me on how Google makes their money. The only way I know of is through ads
     
Tags: Add Tags

Share This Page