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Google pulling the plug on Chrome Frame plug-in

Brian Heater

2009 was such an innocent time. Barack Obama was in the White House, we were all enjoying the latest Star Trek movie and the world's browser usage left a bit to be desired. So much has changed in those intervening years -- enough to cause Google's engineering team to put Chrome Frame out to pasture. Introduced way back in those heady days of the late aughts, the plug-in was intended to help devs bring the latest web-based technologies to users still rocking ancient versions of Internet Explorer. Thanks to a decline in the usage of old browsers, as well as browser auto-updating, Google's retiring Frame in January of next year, ending support and updates for the service. Those still clinging to old browsers will see a prompt to upgrade to something newer in the place of the old Frame redirect.

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