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#78927 10-Mar-2011 10:22
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Internet Explorer 9 is now set to be released 14th March (15th March New Zealand time), during the SXSW festival... 

I have the IE 9 RC installed and it performs well. I like it a lot better than Firefox, but I am currently using Chrome 10 as my default browser. Might try IE9 RTM to see how it goes.

I just wished their feature cycles weren't so long. I quite like Chrome's constant flow of new features and updates.

 




 

 

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  #448069 13-Mar-2011 22:46
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I don't like IE because I find it alot slower than other browsers I've used, also Bing drives me insane, it supplies results for other searches of what you search, funny note; I tried changing the default search tool, but it always changes back to bing, so I disabled IE in windows features xD.
Am currently using Firefox 4, It's performing well for a beta.

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  #448077 13-Mar-2011 23:46
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Any word on upgrade policy? I will it be an automatic upgrade as part of Windows updates. Also I hear its not supported on Windows XP?




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  #448085 14-Mar-2011 00:32
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CopperKonic: I don't like IE because I find it alot slower than other browsers I've used,


have you even tried IE9 yet?  Its pretty fast




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  #448098 14-Mar-2011 07:22
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Yeah, My mum had it on her laptop she bought herself for xmas, I found it a tad sluggish.

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  #448101 14-Mar-2011 07:32
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That will be IE8 unless your mum has downloaded a beta of IE9 off Microsoft and installed it herself.




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  #448102 14-Mar-2011 07:33
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CopperKonic: Yeah, My mum had it on her laptop she bought herself for xmas, I found it a tad sluggish.


It can't be... IE9 is in beta, and it's being officially released this week, so it shouldn't be in any laptop out of a store yet.

In my view the only actual competition today is between Internet Explorer and Chrome. Opera makes a good browser, but adoption's slow. Firefox is slow, and uses too much memory.




 

 

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  #448148 14-Mar-2011 10:44
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It seems Internet Explorer 9 RC 32 bit is faster than 64 bit, due to the Javascript JIT compiler used. Explanation here.




 

 

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  #448654 15-Mar-2011 18:43
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Download and installed in less than five minutes, back as my default browser for now, replacing Chrome.





 

 

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  #448693 15-Mar-2011 21:28
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does anyone have a list of compatible graphics card (or rather incompatible graphics card) -

EG is it worth installing on laptop with core 2 duo and intel GMA 4500hd? (afraid I can't 'uninstall' it if it gives trouble, as MS confirms it is darn slow on "older" computers which do not support "GPU acceleration" - huh?)




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  #448698 15-Mar-2011 21:41
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Love the speed of IE9. Is anyone finding that the font is not as smooth as in Chrome?

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  #448843 16-Mar-2011 11:46
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Requiring a reboot for a browser install isn't on. So I won't be "using it" until the next windows update requires a reboot. (Which will be next month, I imagine)

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  #448852 16-Mar-2011 12:12
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Downloaded and installed, still find Chrome the better between the two. Chrome just seems faster for me. 
 

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  #448869 16-Mar-2011 12:59
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Free spell checker add-on for IE9 is now available.

http://www.speckie.com/dload/




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  #448873 16-Mar-2011 13:24

Is ie9 capable of supporting ad blocking addon/feature?

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seamonkey: Is ie9 capable of supporting ad blocking addon/feature?


add-on available for IE9.

http://simple-adblock.com/  




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