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Chrome in IE

Google has come up with a plug-in that runs Chrome inside IE. But what's the point of having a browser inside a browser?

Google has come up with a plug-in that runs Chrome inside Internet Explorer versions 6, 7 or 8. Dubbed Google Chrome Frame, it lets you take advantage of Chrome's speed and features within the IE interface. Undeniably a sneaky move by Google, but what's the point of having a browser inside a browser? Naturally, Microsoft has fought back, marking the plug-in as a potential security threat.

The next iteration of Ubuntu — 10.04 — is to be released in April next year. True to tradition, it's been titled Lucid Lynx.

Mozilla has commenced building WebGL (the budding standard for 3D graphics on the web) into the nightly builds of Firefox. As a test, WebKit also got its fix of WebGL this month.

If you're keen on building real-time web services, Facebook has open-sourced Tornado, the technology behind its recently acquired FriendFeed.

Oddly enough, Microsoft is giving out freebies. This week the software giant opened up its WebsiteSpark program, which is designed to give smaller web design firms free access to Microsoft's tools for three years. It also intends to release the final version of its free antivirus software.

Articles this week feature tips for discouraged job hunters, how to interface with Bing from .NET, and why lazy system administration is to blame for turning Linux servers into botnet machines.

In videos, Oracle's CEO talks about the company's acquisition of Sun Microsystems and Intel demos Moblin.

We also brought you two screenshot galleries of the recently released, Ubuntu-based Linux Mint 7 XFCE and Google Wave developer preview.

— Posted by Lana Kovacevic

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