Microsoft reveals first Internet Explorer 9 details

By Jos ยท 4 replies
Nov 18, 2009
  1. Speaking at Microsoft's Professional Developers Conference today, Steven Sinofsky, president of the company's Windows and Windows Live division, has officially announced plans for the next version of IE: Internet Explorer 9. The new browser is still very early in the development process, with work beginning just three weeks ago, but early builds are already showing smoother rendering and improved performance.

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  2. Puiu

    Puiu TS Evangelist Posts: 2,667   +1,097

    If they started working on it just 3 weeks ago then we might not even see it in 2010 (a beta maybe?). But i liked the idea of using hardware acceleration.

    BTW is it just me or lately everything's been moving from CPU to GPU? At the rate GPU's and related software are evolving we'll soon have supercomputers in our homes.
  3. ET3D

    ET3D TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,382   +168

    We already have supercomputers in our homes. Go some tens of years back, and people would have killed for what we have now.

    And yes, it looks like things are moving to the GPU, which is why the trend of CPU+GPU on the same chip makes sense.
  4. Timonius

    Timonius TS Evangelist Posts: 647   +58

    Comparatively speaking we'll never see 'supercomputers' in our homes. We may not see the performance of a Jaguar Cray XT5-HE Opteron Six Core 2.6 GHz in our homes for quite some time. Eventually we will but then there will something better out in the supercomputer realm.
  5. yukka

    yukka TechSpot Paladin Posts: 861   +67

    Will this be a lightweight super fast browser from microsoft or a new even slower browser unless you are running sli :)
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