A closer look at the Internet Explorer 9 beta

A closer look at the Internet Explorer 9 beta

Summary: A hands-on look at the Internet Explorer 9 beta, released on September 15, 2010

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  • RE: A closer look at the Internet Explorer 9 beta

    Thank You Ed for a very interesting tour... (I'll be very surprised if the MS haters don't find fault with this article)...I certainly will try it, along with a long study of the "tutorial" on useage of the features... Tnx agn
    puppadave
    • RE: A closer look at the Internet Explorer 9 beta

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    • RE: A closer look at the Internet Explorer 9 beta

      @puppadave

      "MS haters" have a long and not so glorious history of finding much more than ample reason to dislike the greed and dirty dealings of M$.

      I won't enumerate them here because I don't have time to write a book.
      Mannaman
      • RE: A closer look at the Internet Explorer 9 beta

        @Mannaman The 1990's are long gone. "M$", is *such* a clich?.
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      • RE: A closer look at the Internet Explorer 9 beta

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    • RE: A closer look at the Internet Explorer 9 beta

      @puppadave
      I recently switched from IE 8 to Firefox 3.6 and really like it. Th reason I switched was because of all the virus' that creep through IE 8, not to mention the frustrating Google redirects. Firefox has plugins that eliminate those problems.

      MS does not need a new browser. They just need to fix the one they have.
      ryork272
  • RE: A closer look at the Internet Explorer 9 beta

    I agree very interesting tour....Sounds like too many questions and tweaks. All I want is browser that lets me on the net, and does not block web pages. Think will stay with what I have, hope they do not force you to take it.
    zebra148
  • RE: A closer look at the Internet Explorer 9 beta

    I understood IE 9 is not for XP.
    So i am not able to test it. But as far as i can see i dont think i miss something. And I am happy with IE8.
    I am also not going to install Vista or 7 and will wait for the next Windows version of MS.
    I pass this one.
    abbos1
    • RE: A closer look at the Internet Explorer 9 beta

      @abbos@...

      "I am also not going to install Vista or 7 and will wait for the next Windows version of MS.
      I pass this one. "

      Why wait? Get Windows 7. Beats XP in nearly every respect. If you don't like Windows 7, I don't think you'll ever like any future version of Windows.
      CobraA1
      • RE: A closer look at the Internet Explorer 9 beta

        @CobraA1
        I agree that 7 is better than XP in almost every respect, but $3000+ in equipment and resources per station to upgrade to 7 is something businesses and a lot of people still on XP consider, especially if the only reason for the upgrade is to use a browser that just seems like a Chrome clone.
        flhu
    • RE: A closer look at the Internet Explorer 9 beta

      @abbos@... : Aside from the hardware acceleration [I'd assume you need a stronger system] IE 8 will also never get HTML 5 - which if works may finally cause more sites to drop buggy Flash.
      Gis Bun
      • RE: A closer look at the Internet Explorer 9 beta

        @Gis Bun : Its not the Flash platform which is buggy..it is the way the applications are coded that causes the browsers to crash putting the blame on the platform.
        jagzviruz
      • RE: A closer look at the Internet Explorer 9 beta

        always funny people buying into the "apple doesnt support flash because" bs. apple doesnt support flash for ONE reason and only one reason. Steve Jobs is at war with the adobe founders as they tried to sink apple many many moons ago.
        bspurloc
      • RE: A closer look at the Internet Explorer 9 beta

        @bspurloc I assume he is meaning the current NPAPI and ActiveX plugin APIs which are limited to the implementation of flash (Google is already working on an update to the API called Pepper. Mozilla is also supporting the project.) And don't say that Adobe was trying "to sink apple many many moons ago". It was Adobe that created PostScript which basically allowed Apple to succeed in their GUI OS, Mac OS. They also maintain the Photoshop program which is what the majority of Mac users use since the Mac computer is synonymous with graphic design.
        computerkid10
      • RE: A closer look at the Internet Explorer 9 beta

        @computerkid10:
        So what's your point?
        ryork272
  • RE: A closer look at the Internet Explorer 9 beta

    Given that this is a beta I think that Microsoft are definitely going in the right direction. Is it time to re-evaluate IE or is there too much bias about?
    BrianJP
    • RE: A closer look at the Internet Explorer 9 beta

      @BrianJP

      Seriously? There are just some people who are never gonna like IE, not matter what Microsoft does, ever.

      But don't let that stop you or anybody else who wants to try it again. My advice is yes, time to re-evaluate.
      CobraA1
      • RE: A closer look at the Internet Explorer 9 beta

        @CobraA1

        I think it's quite fair to say that it is exactly the things that Microsoft has done that cause some people to not like them.

        Let me put it this way. If a company has $50,000,000,000 profit, is there ANY EXCUSE EVER to put out buggy defective software?

        It was a rhetorical question because the obvious answer is the right one.
        Mannaman
      • I don't know, Mannaman

        @CobraA1

        Ask Apple that.
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