In a demo, Microsoft showed IE9 to be at least five times quicker than Google Chrome.
They are able to increase the load speed significantly faster because of the integration between hardware and software: with the advance of new web programming language HTML5, Microsoft is now able to offload much of the burden of processing graphics onto computer hardware thats built for the job, the graphics processing unit (GPU).
Of course Google isn’t going to sit still....
Competition is good.
WONDERFUL! So while MS is creating a new "revolutionary" browser, they're now using ASP and ActiveX MORE in order to "make websites more like applications." Really, MS? Ok, so you've got exploits coming out of your arse, you're patching security flaws monthly, and now you want to sell the user communities to the hacking community by making "websites more like applications?"
Sorry, I have no taste for IE anymore. If a site uses ASP or ActiveX, I just don't visit or partake in the content. I'd rather browse knowing that I have control over my kernel (I use Linux) vs. browsing and accepting any ActiveX request that comes along.
I’m running the beta (downloaded yesterday). I was getting the “foggy screen of death” in IE8 and could not get it solved. Since downloading the IE9 beta, I have not had one such incident. It also appears to be faster, although I have not used it enough to ascertain just how much faster.
Not for me. Not after getting hammered with a virus awhile back. The tech who cleaned it for me said “Rule #1 for avoiding attacks is to use any browser EXCEPT IE.
My favorite post of the day, so far.
Hopefully it’s not as crappy as Vista
I just installed the beta, and it’s running well so far. Hopefully no crashes. Stuff is moved around a little bit, but seems really good so far.
No, but it is an improvement over their old browsers.
Irrelevant. It’s Windows-only. It’s not going to revolutionize anything.
Think I will stay with WebKit based browsers for now
I lost any trust in Microsoft LOOOONNNNNGGGGG time ago
Will IE9 change the way we use the web?
No, because they do not go by established standards for web browsers.
IE isn't doing very well.
I updated a "virgin" Win7 VM ("virgin" meaning nothing other than Windows et al ever installed on it) and tested the site BEAUTYOFTHEWEB.com.
When I click on EXPERIENCE, til the time the icons stop bouncing around was a bit less than 6 seconds, judging by my watch.
I copied the VM, and run just the copy. Then I updated the copy to IE 9 and did the same test - just a bit more than 6 seconds.
The VMs are running on VMware Fusion on my Macbook Pro. I rn the same test on Safari, and got about 4 seconds.
Now I know that a VM will run slower than a native app, so I'm not about to crow over the Safari number. But "revolutionary" ?
I think not.
i installed ie 9 yesterday, but not fully.
i tried to uninstall ie 8 from the control panel,
but there’s no ie 8 to delete.
meanwhile, ie 9 isn’t operable: “setup cannot continue due to a more recent version of internet explorer is installed on your computer.”
how do i uninstall something not listed in the control panel?
I wish I could go back to 7, 8 is pure crap!
The only reason I usr 8 is I can’t access my bank account with 7!
Which of the browsers is best optimized for porn?
This is great for loggin' onto those BBSes.
I hear those 1200 baud modems are the bee's knees.
Clearly a typo. Should have read:
Almost since it licensed Spyglass Mosaic, a weak precursor of the Netscape browser, and re-badged it as their own in 1995, the browser has been used by Microsoft as a weapon to bludgeon, coerce, or destroy other companies and the internet/web community, despite the fact that the IE browser sucked mightily for many years and only became usable in its 7th release over a decade later*.There, fixed it.
* Until IE7, the "About IE" box still credited Spyglass. I personally use IE as little as possible, but recognize that it has improved immeasurably in 7 and 8. I currently have no opinion on IE9, not having had a chance to try it out yet.