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Microsoft talks IE10, "Do Not Track" will be enabled by default

By Rick
Jun 1, 2012
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  1. Yesterday, Microsoft posted an interesting look at the current state of Internet Explorer 10 on its MSDN blog. In the article, readers will discover that Microsoft is touting a faster...

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  2. My chrome did it in 18.46..... now sure how that video calls chrome slower and if it is its probably microsoft making it that way as a advantage, specially as I can't find how it will be slower when browsing or what ever in a browser.
  3. Did another test on IE9 .... amazing results literally : Internet Explorer 9 Score
    6.94 Seconds
  4. killeriii

    killeriii TS Enthusiast Posts: 213   +14

    "IE10 Release Preview 6 is only available for Windows 8"

    lol, so much for that.
  5. Chazz

    Chazz TS Enthusiast Posts: 633   +60

    I love how the tone of this shuns Microsoft for thinking about users privacy and how google took a lot of flac for merging their users data with all of their services, obviously with advertising in mind. On both sides of the coin no one can win.
  6. Is that bechmark developed by microsoft?
  7. Chazz

    Chazz TS Enthusiast Posts: 633   +60

    The benchmark is using future web standards. I don't think it matters who develops them. Its using html5, not any Microsoft developed non standards.
  8. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,979   +1,487

    I totally agree
  9. Ma_ga

    Ma_ga TS Rookie Posts: 39

    IE did something good after all this time, shame that the rest of the browser ins't good enought.
  10. QUOTE: "Doh! Your browser doesn't seem to support Silverlight or HTML5 video or we don't have an HTML5 video for this one."

    Too bad for you, one less person interested in IE 10 and windows 8.
  11. Marnomancer

    Marnomancer TS Booster Posts: 808   +51

    Somehow, I'm not buying that.
     
  12. IE has always been my goto browser. I've tried em all and all have their strengths and weaknesses, but IE is the best all around imo. Those who trash IE or have issues with it are entitled to their oppinions, but I've had almost no issues with any iteration the last decade. I'm a very demanding user, for the record.

    Have fun with the flame bait. smh lol
  13. amstech

    amstech TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 847   +218

    Uncle Sam tracks everything.
    All the time.
  14. The default Internet Explorer version which I assume is
    embedded with Mango 7.5 on my new HTC Titan 11
    smartphone which I'm collecting this coming week will
    have DNT also. If not, updating I.E. I hope will not be
    an issue.
    I eagerly await Windows 8 for the desktop, having never
    had issues with XP, Vista or 7.
    For me Microsoft really does tick all the right boxes in terms
    of hardware compatibility and now privacy, security and
    synchronicity.
  15. QUOTE:

    "Somehow, I'm not buying that."

    Exactly I won't be buying it (win8)..

    P.S>

    Does anyone remember or does MS forget that during the age of vista %68 of users stayed with XP, the mistakes of vista are different than Win 8 obviously but the mistakes that MS repeat are the same it is called arrogance.
  16. The tech media is obviously going to put a negative slant on Microsoft doing this, since they all reply on advertising revenue for keeping their websites running and bills paid. Personally I'm completely in favour of Microsoft doing this.
  17. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Posts: 6,048   +75

    At least won't have to worry about all those pesky cookies :D

    On a serious note, I am more concerned about 'paid search' which Google is now touting (after being vociferously against it for many years), I think once that becomes a norm 'buying' your way to top of search lists may kill the search in the way we know it.
  18. fimbles

    fimbles TS Evangelist Posts: 1,256   +147

    IE9 vista x64

    Charlkboard bench: 6.86 seconds.
  19. psycros

    psycros TS Booster Posts: 713   +217

    Once again, this is Microsoft thinking their much more clever than they are. Their hoping to draw in the growing number of users concerned with privacy issues while simultaneously boosting Bing ad revenue. After all, they can say in their best gangster voice, "it'd be a real shame if alla dose people wasn't seeing youz ads alla sudden, "do-not-track" being the default an' all. Of course since Bing is the default <I>search</I>, well...". Too bad most people go to Google.com every time they want to search, because unlike Bing and the rest Google actually gives relevant results. Microsoft's biggest opportunity is actually in shopping search, if their smart enough to keep displaying ALL results and not just the paid ones. Google is shooting itself in the foot with this latest money grab, probably their biggest mistake since trying to ram Google+ down their user's throats.


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