I don't mean new IE in like "oh rag on the popular one"
I mean as in shit breaks without it, because sites sometimes require Chrome specific bullshit so I have to have this piece of shit installed for the occasional site that won't work
And Google is unilaterally dictating standards by abusing its market position
Just like Microsoft did with ActiveX (remember that?) Chrome has managed to lock vendors into its ecosystem through Electron. And we are told Electron is for our own good.
Not to be a Google defender, but...
The goal of ActiveX was to make the web Window-only. The goal of Chrome is to make sure you can access Google's services from any computer. The Chrome-only stuff is irritating and bad, but it's not mandatory-Windows-95 bad.
@Elizafox NaCL was a transparent attempt at ActiveX Part 2 - WebAssembly isn't that much better...
> And Google is unilaterally dictating standards by abusing its market position
so much this - Google is ramming through standards to cause fatigue implementing them for people who aren't google, and for shit that is a security hazard waiting to happen and only good for ChromeOS (cough WebUSB)
ActiveX: Horrible, insecure, and proprietary.
Java: Horrible, insecure, slow, and conflicting compatibility.
Shockwave: Horrible, slow.
Flash: Horrible, insecure, slow.
Silverlight: Horrible, proprietary.
WebAssembly: Probably horrible and insecure.