IE8 is 10 times faster with Google plug-in
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IE8 is 10 times faster with Google plug-in

By SiliconIndia   |   Wednesday, 30 September 2009, 09:53 Hrs   |    1 Comments
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Bangalore: Microsoft's Internet Explorer is nearly 10 times faster than usual when Google's new Chrome Frame plug-in is partnered with the browser, benchmark tests show.

Computerworld conducted the tests, which showed that Internet Explorer 8 (IE8) with the plug-in is 9.6 times faster than IE8 on its own. The SunSpider JavaScript benchmark suite was run three times each for IE8 with Chrome Frame, and IE8 without the plug-in, then averaged the scores.

Released on Tuesday, Chrome Frame lets IE utilize the Chrome browser's WebKit rendering engine, as well as its high-performance V8 JavaScript engine. Google pitched the plug-in as a way to instantly improve the performance of the notoriously slow IE, and as a way for Web developers to support standards IE can't handle, such as HTML 5.

The extra speed and HTML 5 support are necessary if IE users are to run advanced Web applications such as Google Wave, a collaboration and communications tool.

IE8's SunSpider scores with Chrome Frame running equaled Google's Chrome browser, a solid indication that the plug-in effectively turns any version of IE into the speed equivalent of Chrome itself. The Chrome Frame plug-in works with IE6, IE7 or IE8 on Windows XP or Windows Vista. It's available for download from Google's site.

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1: Great.. Chrome is faster than IE. Where can I find the link for the Chrome Plug-in?
Posted by:Venkatx5 - 27 Oct, 2009