Google Fixes What Microsoft Didn’t. Chrome Frame Brings HTML5 To Internet Explorer.

Posted Sep 22, 2009

Google has found another way to make Microsoft applications work better. As most of you know, Internet Explorer is extremely clunky and takes up more memory than it should. The amount of memory needed to run Internet Explorer keeps on increasing as new versions are released. Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox on the other hand are aiming to find ways to reduce memory loads to run their browsers.

Now Google has found a way to make Microsoft Internet Explorer operate more effectively through the use of an open source plug-in called Chrome Frame.

“Recent JavaScript performance improvements and the emergence of HTML5 have enabled web applications to do things that could previously only be done by desktop software,” wrote Google employees Amit Joshi, Mike Smith, and Alex Russell on the Google Chromium Blog. “One challenge developers face in using these new technologies is that they are not yet supported by Internet Explorer. Developers can’t afford to ignore IE ? most people use some version of IE ? so they end up spending lots of time implementing work-arounds or limiting the functionality of their apps.”

Personally I think Microsoft should be embarrassed and should be ashamed of themselves. You know your product is bad when a competitor goes out of their way to make it work better just so they can tolerate it too.