But Google Chrome Frame changes the game.
Now Web writers and developers can offer to their readers and/or clients some very attractive alternative options. Say to the client if they add Google Chrome Frame to their version of IE [it works with IE6, IE7, and IE8] than they will get a 10-20% discount on the Web work done for the client. Alternately they can promise the same type of discount if the client switches to one of the other 4 major browsers [Apple Safari, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox,Opera’s Opera]. Developers can easily afford these discounts because getting rid of IE often eliminates extra testing and debugging – as high as 40% of development time.
Clients win because they get not only a more standards compliant browser with less breakdown problems but also a browser that is much faster, has more features than IE and will likely be updated much more quickly than IE. This is a win-win argument that will also sell in these lower-the-costs times.