But today, Mozilla executives sided with Microsoft in taking shots at Google for pitching its Chrome Frame plug-in as a solution to Internet Explorer's slow performance. Mitchell Baker, former Mozilla CEO and current chairman of the Mozilla Foundation, believes that Chrome Frame's browser within a browser will only confuse users and render some of their more familiar tools useless. But the biggest problem, said Baker, is that the plug-in hands control over to the site being browsed, not the browser themselves
Microsoft, taking a different tack while slamming Google, claimed that Chrome Frame not only doubles security risks, but that it also breaks several features in its browser, most importantly the private browsing mode.
The Chrome Frame plug-in works in conjunction with IE6, IE7 and IE8 on Windows XP and Windows Vista, and is free and downloadable on Google's site. Courtesy of computerworld.com