Monday, September 15, 2008

Redmond | News: Google's Chrome Browser Contains Microsoft Code

Read the full article for more details -- including Google reportedly disassembling part of the Windows kernel, for Chrome security features on XP SP2

The newly released Google Chrome Web browser beta is a completely open source solution and a potential challenger to Microsoft's proprietary-code Internet Explorer browser, but Microsoft's Senior Program Manager Scott Hanselman found a little bit of irony in Google's browser as well.

Hanselman looked at Chrome's source code and made an interesting discovery: there's Microsoft code in it!

It turns out that Chrome uses Microsoft's Windows Template Library (WTL), which was released as open source code in May of 2004. Hanselman documented the finding in his blog post on Thursday.

Redmond News: Google's Chrome Browser Contains Microsoft Code

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