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Microsoft claims massive speed boost in latest IE 11 build (30 percent faster than the competition)
CNET ^ | 09/18/2013 | Seth Rosenblatt

Posted on 09/18/2013 9:10:46 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

The new Internet Explorer 11 for Windows 7 Release Preview is 30 percent faster than the competition, says Microsoft. But more importantly, Web browsing is once again a big deal in Redmond.

Buoyed by the good news of market share growth in August for Internet Explorer, Microsoft is touting major improvements in the new Internet Explorer 11 for Windows 7 Release Preview on Wednesday.

The virtual machine version of the IE 11 Release Preview will be available at modern.ie later this week.

The IE 11 Release Preview, equivalent to the "release candidate" stage of the traditional software development cycle, is the last pre-release version of IE 11 before it becomes available to all Windows 7 owners. Roger Capriotti, IE's marketing director, would only say that the final version would be ready later this fall.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Computers/Internet
KEYWORDS: ie11; internetexplorer; microsoft

1 posted on 09/18/2013 9:10:46 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

So....I’m guessing that they can obtain this MASSIVE speed boost by not taking the time to snoop all through your computer shit before they load or change pages? Tell me...which is it?


2 posted on 09/18/2013 9:13:56 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Gaffer

The speed improvement is ostensibly due to improvements in IE’s JavaScript engine.


3 posted on 09/18/2013 9:17:39 AM PDT by Sparticus (Tar and feathers for the next dumb@ss Republican that uses the word bipartisanship.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I think IE10 was a big improvement over the predecessors, for speed and stability. But over the years I’ve learned to avoid beta versions of Windows or IE, since they are too basic to mess with. So, I guess I’ll wait for the release version.

Only point that bothers me a bit is that it will be set to work with touch screen. I don’t use touch screen, and I’d prefer not to complicate things with stuff I don’t use. And the touch screen nonsense with Windows 8 has been a disaster for laptop and desktop users.

Well, it says it’s speedier. We’ll see.


4 posted on 09/18/2013 9:18:12 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Sparticus

Yeah...that’s what I’d say to, I guess.


5 posted on 09/18/2013 9:19:54 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Cicero

One browser or OS for everything is a dumb idea.


6 posted on 09/18/2013 9:20:33 AM PDT by GeronL
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To: SeekAndFind

Let’s see

A) Firefox can’t size webpages right, causing much sideways scrolling

B) Opera removed it’s dropdown menu bar so now you always have to manual type in web page addresses

C) IE, Constantly freezes (while it’s spying on you?) and won’t stop nagging you about managing add-ons

D) Chrome is Google and they are evil

Why after 15-20 years has browsing the Internet become such a hassle?

I am tempted to pull out an old AOL CD and use their browser.


7 posted on 09/18/2013 9:20:34 AM PDT by qam1 (There's been a huge party. All plates and the bottles are empty, all that's left is the bill to pay)
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To: qam1

I have no problem with Firefox (which just updated minutes ago with a new version, apparently)


8 posted on 09/18/2013 9:21:29 AM PDT by GeronL
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To: qam1

My first browser was Netscape 1.22

lol.

I bet it would be blazing fast although it probably wouldn’t support a lot of the stuff on the web these days


9 posted on 09/18/2013 9:22:42 AM PDT by GeronL
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To: qam1
Wiki even has a screenshot

Well that brings back the memories. lol.

10 posted on 09/18/2013 9:26:47 AM PDT by GeronL
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To: SeekAndFind

Did they create an IE 11 skin for Firefox?

I say Sarcastically...


11 posted on 09/18/2013 9:36:25 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: qam1
Let’s see:
A) Firefox can’t size webpages right, causing much sideways scrolling
B) Opera removed it’s dropdown menu bar so now you always have to manual type in web page addresses
C) IE, Constantly freezes (while it’s spying on you?) and won’t stop nagging you about managing add-ons
D) Chrome is Google and they are evil

Why after 15-20 years has browsing the Internet become such a hassle?

What you're seeing, IMO, is a symptom of one of the biggest problems in the industry — there has been a lot of emphasis on "coding" rather than "programming", by which I distinguish the latter by a certain passion for correctness (to include design). This is evidenced in part by which languages are popular/mainstream: C, C++ Java, PHP [most especially PHP], and C#. These languages are (a) more grown than designed, or be (b) use as a basis a language of type a, which can generally be considered damaging to the design.

A counter-example to the above would be Ada (or perhaps Eiffel) which is very concerned with correctness — the idea of a subtype is so ingrained to the language that not using it would mark you as someone new to the language and/or trying to directly translate inferior (less expressive) language mechanically. For an example of how this helps correctness consider the following lines:
-- These subtypes are language defined.
subtype Natural is Integer range 0..Integer'Last;
subtype Positive is Natural range Natural'Succ(Natural'First)..Natural'Last; -- Same as range 1..Integer'Last;

-- The following cannot cause a Divide by Zero exception.
Function Divide ( Numerator: Integer; Denominator: Positive) return Float;


type Window is private; -- The type's implementation is not visible to 'clients' using it.
type Window_Access is Access Window; -- This defines a "pointer" to a Window.
subtype Handle is Not Null Window_Access;

Function Maximize( Window : Handle ) return Boolean; -- This function's body cannot be executed if the parameter is NULL.
-- Also, note that the above means that a developer/implementer is not burdened with remembering to check for NULL in the body.

As you can see, the language itself makes correctness very easy, generally unlike C-style languages. What is interesting is that there seems to be a little bit of the industry "waking up" to the flaws here: C# has made several strides to correct (and/or disallow) troubling syntactic constructs inherited from C, Java eliminated the reliance upon the preprocessor (and [meta-]template programming of C++), and the new revision of C++ seems to make some big strides toward where Ada's 1983 revision was with respect to concurrency [though the library-level parallelism cannot ever be better than a language-level concurrency construct].

If you're interested a couple of academics recently used Ada (and the SPARK Ada-subset/proving-tool) to make a provably secure/correct DNS server: Ironsides.

12 posted on 09/18/2013 9:51:07 AM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: GeronL
I have no problem with Firefox (which just updated minutes ago with a new version, apparently)

The only problem I have with it [usability-wise] is the memory-leaks.

13 posted on 09/18/2013 9:52:37 AM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: SeekAndFind

This is a drama good to watch on Firefox....


14 posted on 09/18/2013 10:30:02 AM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: qam1
? I have utilized at least three different OS's live disks over the last several days, not including 'doze xp, me, 2k, and se, and both firefox and opera seem to work quite well on them (Mepis 11, uberstudent lxde, and exegnulinux).

I see no problems with pagesizing in FireFox, and while Opera does not have a topbar menu by default you can initial it by selecting the option in the preferences section.

IE is never used here for several reasons, not the least of which being the security exploit recently discovered -yes, I know; "which one?". MS is CONSTANTLY producing exploits, or 'features' as some programmers are forced to call them.

Google sold out to the ChiComs. Do not trust anything from them at all.

Of course, I dunno if you are using a mac...

15 posted on 09/18/2013 10:36:58 AM PDT by Utilizer (Bacon A'kbar! - In world today are only peaceful people, and the mooslimbs trying to kill them-)
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To: Utilizer

OK, but will the back button work 100% of the time like it now doesn’t?


16 posted on 09/18/2013 10:44:30 AM PDT by DAC21
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To: GeronL; qam1
I got you guys beat....


17 posted on 09/18/2013 10:58:32 AM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Liberty or Big Government - you can't have both.)
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To: DAC21

I think in FireFox you have to hit [Alt] [leftarrow] for that to work. The [Backspace] key never worked in it that I know of, with the caveat that I only began using it back in 2007 or so...


18 posted on 09/18/2013 11:00:30 AM PDT by Utilizer (Bacon A'kbar! - In world today are only peaceful people, and the mooslimbs trying to kill them-)
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To: SeekAndFind

Sheah right.

And monkeys will fly out of my azz.


19 posted on 09/18/2013 11:03:45 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: GeronL

Again?!!

Seems like they update every two weeks.


20 posted on 09/18/2013 11:05:22 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Vendome

seems like it

apparently I had to get a whole new Firefox downloaded, although I cannot tell the difference


21 posted on 09/18/2013 11:14:20 AM PDT by GeronL
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To: FreeAtlanta

Can people still download those old browsers?

Might be fun to try. For a while.


22 posted on 09/18/2013 11:17:23 AM PDT by GeronL
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To: Vendome
They expect you to be thankful that they do. In the real world, it is 90% of the time that 'nix people find a flaw or exploit in MS software then issue a notice immidiately and then (all) the fix(es) as soon as someone figures it out. Most times, MS will not even address the bug/feature, since someone other than them has already issued a fix. If they have to issue a fix, that is an admission that there was an imperfection to begin with. Somehow they seem quite reluctant to do that.

Was it only a couple of years ago that the linux coders found something like 37 exploits in an MS product within a single month and released fixes for them, while MS only admitted to 3 or 7 or some ridiculously low number and officially sanctioned some releases?

23 posted on 09/18/2013 11:17:58 AM PDT by Utilizer (Bacon A'kbar! - In world today are only peaceful people, and the mooslimbs trying to kill them-)
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To: qam1

won’t stop nagging you...

I hear ya on that one. I am THIS CLOSE!!! to totally dumping FF, I’m getting sick and tired of the constant software updates, not to mention FF is one of the biggest resource hogs on the planet.

Now I’m playing with IE8 and am quite pleasantly surprised. It let me import my bookmarks. It even LET ME change my default search provider and didn’t lock me into the Bing BS!

Wish there was an about:config, though. I would love tighter controls over cache location, tab bar placements, etc, etc.


24 posted on 09/18/2013 11:20:02 AM PDT by djf (Global warming is turning out to be a bunch of hot air!!)
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To: GeronL

Oldversion.com


25 posted on 09/18/2013 11:27:59 AM PDT by Ray54
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To: Ray54

thanks


26 posted on 09/18/2013 12:24:37 PM PDT by GeronL
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