Archive for November 18th, 2009
Microsoft’s Chrome was the code name for a set of APIs that allowed DirectX to be easily accessed from user-space software, including HTML. Launched with some fanfare in early 1998, Chrome, and the related Chromeffects, was re-positioned several times before being canceled only a few months later in a corporate reorganization.
Microsoft is focusing on speedy graphics rendering for its next version of Internet Explorer. Internet Explorer 9 will take advantage of a computer’s graphics hardware to better render online images, videos, animations and other graphics, said Steven Sinofsky, president of Microsoft’s Windows and Windows Live division.