- Google brings Chrome’s renderer to IE
Sounds like a great plan but I do have one question: how many people are actually going to install this plugin? Unless the number is ‘millions’ you still can’t afford to ignore regular IE6 users. The only way I can see this succeed somewhat is if Google starts pushing this plugin as a requirement for many of its services, although I doubt that the individual teams of those services will be happy about that. Sure it will be a requirement for Google Wave or some small features of existing services, but I don’t expect Search, Gmail, Calendar or Docs to drop plain IE6 support.
Wednesday, 23 September 2009