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first_imgYesterday, Google announced that it was retiring Chrome Frame. The curious browser-in-a-browser plug-in allowed users to bolt on Chrome to Internet Explorer’s undercarriage.When Chrome Frame arrived on the scene in 2009, the goal, according to Google, was to make sure that everyone browsing the web had access to a full, modern browsing experience. At the time, Google didn’t think Internet Explorer did that.Four years later, however, things have changed. Internet Explorer 9 and 10 are substantial improvements over their predecessors. Microsoft has been keenly focused on building a browser that’s standards-compliant and can keep up with the likes of Firefox and Chrome in terms of JavaScript and general rendering performance.Today then, even IE faithfuls are using a modern web browser. But while Google sort of makes it sound like that was the motivation behind killing off Chrome Frame, there’s more to it.Chrome Frame was also a way to shove Chrome into the enterprise, where IE dominated. While it’s common for admins to block application installations, it was a little trickier to keep users from installing Chrome Frame. That allowed Google to get its foot in the door.In 2013, however, Internet Explorer isn’t the only game in town for businesses. Chrome’s presence in the enterprise has grown thanks to the arrival of things like the Citrix Chrome app and easy-to-deploy Chromebooks.There are also a whole lot of Android users out there now who browse with Chrome on their tablets and smartphones — and plenty of that browsing happens while seated next to a desktop that may still be locked to Internet Explorer.Users can fire up Chrome for some  cellular browsing on their devices and not have to deal with corporate monitoring or a restrictive firewall, too. It’s no longer necessary to offer Chrome Frame as a way to skirt default browser lockdown.There’s one more good reason Google no longer needs Chrome Frame. Its official retirement note says “Today, most people are using modern browsers that support the majority of the latest web technologies.”While that could be a compliment to Internet Explorer, it’s also chest-thumping by Google. There’s another reason “most people” are using a modern browser today: they’ve switched to Chrome.According to some stats, Chrome is now the most widely-used browser on the planet. Add in Firefox’s consistent 20-25% share, and the majority of web users today are rolling a standards-first, open source-based browser — and not IE.Chrome has enough name recognition and brand clout nowadays. It doesn’t need to slink around in the shadows any more as Chrome Frame pinned to IE. It’ll do just fine on its own, even in the enterprise.last_img read more

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