Microsoft unveils IE9 public preview

By Jos
Mar 16, 2010
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  1. Thompson

    Thompson Newcomer, in training Posts: 65

    I wonder how Firefox, Chrome, Safari and Opera will react to this, looks like IE may actually be making some big strides.
    I just hope they secure it better than previous releases.
  2. Aneesh

    Aneesh Newcomer, in training Posts: 22

    When will its orginal version releases?
  3. seefizzle

    seefizzle Newcomer, in training Posts: 98   +11

    I use Gmail for everything. I have a 5 year old hotmail account that I check once a month.
  4. InsaneVr6

    InsaneVr6 Newcomer, in training Posts: 260

    Honestly, I think it's time people moved on from XP, because I assume that is what you mean when people are being bludgeoned into upgrades. Win 7 runs amazingly on my XP machine, and I get awesome, well needed features and security updates.

    IE is not my favorite browser but I use it a lot at school and will be willing to try any new version they release.
  5. RockandRepublic

    RockandRepublic Newcomer, in training Posts: 27

    I want the free Unicorn, but can do without IE.
  6. JMMD

    JMMD TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,177

    Sounds like it has some decent new features. The most important thing for me is the speed. I really don't care about all the integrated crap they bloat the browser with. I just want a simple, secure browser. I care about nothing else.
  7. Yoda8232

    Yoda8232 Newcomer, in training Posts: 145

    Wow IE 9 is actually really fast in the graphical stuff, but yet again when this comes out Firefox 4.0 will be out. So, IE 9 will probably get killed again. But yes this does look good for IE.
  8. buttus

    buttus TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 187

    IE 6 lasted for SO long and I guess now with the pressure from Firefox, Chrome and even Safari that Microsoft is blazing through new IE versions. I am still getting used to 8 and now it appears 9 is about to descend upon us.
  9. Wagan8r

    Wagan8r TechSpot Guru Posts: 589   +45

    What?? Performance improvements!? That's a first.
  10. anakinskyrunner

    anakinskyrunner Newcomer, in training

    So true xD
    Although I'm pretty impressed by the Public Preview. I mean for Internet Explorer that thing is fast! I also like the hardware acceleration. However, I still wait to see it wrapped in the shell - maybe they update it, maybe not. Opening tabs and such is taking so much time in IE7+8, hopefully they improve this.
    Well I'll stick with Opera 10.5 :)
  11. Serag

    Serag TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 179

    wow, I don't see Any reason why they wouldn't be dedicate to release fast patches and fixes to IE's security holes and such..
     
  12. You people whinging about IE and continually rehashing your tedious I hate M$ bullshit really get on my moobs.
    You all need to get out more. A browser is a browser - in the real world I never notice IE running java script slower than Chrome and nor do you.

    Acid3 percentages - yawn.
    Native Java compilation - sleepy snuffles.

    The only people with any real justification for disliking IE are web developers because keeping sites compatible with the likes of IE6 is a PIA, but most you lot clearly arent developers, you're not bright enough. You're just tedious people who think by picking Firefox or Chrome over IE you are making some great statement against a corporation.
    Dullards. I bet you think buying a Mac is changing the world too. Oh and don't forget you're trusty linux partition gathering dust on your hard drive. Makes me weep!
  13. vegasrez

    vegasrez Newcomer, in training

    Big strives?
  14. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Posts: 6,038   +72

    I use FF 3.6 as my primary browser for most of the time; but frankly despite few of IE8's shortcomings its a considerably faster and more responsive than FF. I think IE9 should FF a run for its money from what I've read so far, specially that background java compiling ability and perhaps at last emergence of flash alternative (may be, I hope); Chrome and Safari aren't worth mentioning IMHO; if I really need to look at a 3rd option I'd rather choose Opera, specially the newer 10.5 is pretty nice piece of tech.
  15. Jay Pfoutz

    Jay Pfoutz Malware Helper Posts: 4,286   +49

    Development is going along ok. But, Microsoft still has work on it.

    Their visual effects will be similar to those of Aero. This means that certain hardware will have to be used for it. I do think they are on the right track.

    But, then again, IE 8 is still young, so I would not be pushing IE 9, yet.
  16. sagejay

    sagejay Newcomer, in training Posts: 24

    I had a lot of problems with Internet Explorer a few years ago, it kept crashing on me, maybe I should give it another shot? Since they'll be some sort of "Performance improvements".

    Until then I'll stick with my trusty old Firefox =)
  17. Thompson re:"I wonder how Firefox, Chrome, Safari and Opera will react to this, looks like IE may actually be making some big strides.I just hope they secure it better than previous releases. " Thomson just to clarify the claims are not at all authorized many bloggers have said the tests to have manipulations.
    http://www.twitqa.com/blog/?p=178
  18. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,537   +858

    Wow, just in time. I haven't actually bothered to agree to the EULA for IE-8 yet. So I guess this will be something else to ignore.
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