New events have occurrred since our first Wartime Report last month.
A new Battlefront has emerged in the second Browser War (BWII). An ally to the new and small - but quickly expanding - Webkit Faction - Google - has prepared a new attack!
A critical strike into the heart of the established Microsoft empire using an official Microsoft entry Point1 may further erode Internet Explorer territory from within. Not unlike a parasite the newest Weapon in the Google Arsenal - Chrome Frame - is poised to be a deadly asset.
Chrome Frame's Payload is designed to replace the Internet Explorer on request and is delivered via an easy to click on installation process.
This capability to replace the aging Internet Explorer rendering engine targets new Web Technologies which IE does not support. Especially if it is the old caliber 6.0 Juggernaut.
The entry Point exploited by Chrome Frame was erected by Microsoft during the heydays of the First Browser War (BWI) to offer its own allies a safe and documented passage to IE territory.
But in these new BWII cold war days Google also could use this access point to deliver its payload. It might be very difficult for Microsoft to counter this in the same way, as this passage has official character, and cutting it off also would mean to cut off an established trade route used by the Microsoft allies.2
As always, Google does not fight for a decisive victory, instead it makes small surgical strikes, so its commanding position on the web application Battlefield is strengthened.
Let's see how this initiative will work out for them in the next months.
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