Wednesday, March 9th 2011

Internet Explorer 9 Final Launches on the 14th

After subjecting itself to the dark ages as Mozilla Firefox, and later Google Chrome started eating into its market-share, Microsoft's Internet Explorer team released version 9 of its [then] iconic browser, which actually kept up with current standards in terms of speed, features, and functionality. Internet Explorer 9 stable will be released to web on March 14, 2011.

MSIE 9 made its first public release in September 2010, in the form of a functional beta, and was fed by the occasional stability updates. It later assumed the form of the first Release Candidate in early February 2011, with a slightly tweaked user-interface. Once it achieves a stable build status, it will be updated regularly under Microsoft's cumulative security updates. Internet Explorer 9 is an "omnibox"-styled, tabbed, multi-process web-browser. Each tab and running ActiveX plugin runs in its own process. The browser is up to date in terms of standards including HTML5, packs a fast Javascript engine, and uses GPU hardware acceleration to draw web-page contents.Source: Windows Team Blog
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24 Comments on Internet Explorer 9 Final Launches on the 14th

#1
EastCoasthandle
Hmm, I wonder if they are still treating IE as a system component instead of just a program.
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#2
streetfighter 2
Hmm, I wonder if it's less useless than a 60lb bag of vomit, or any other version of IE.
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#3
TheMailMan78
Banstick Dummy
Get ready for all the IE hate. Nothing wrong with IE move along please.
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#4
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
by: EastCoasthandle
Hmm, I wonder if they are still treating IE as a system component instead of just a program.
System component, because Windows sees it as an update. You can't uninstall it from the list of installed programs, rather list of installed updates.
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#5
EastCoasthandle
Hmm, I figured as much. I think I will wait for user feedback before updating.
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#6
CDdude55
Crazy 4 TPU!!!
IE= The best browser for downloading a better browser. :roll: lol

Just a joke.
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#7
costinul_ala
Ie 9

So far the feedback is mixed with people complaining about slow drawing on decent gaming setup, but there will be 1 tone of fixes per year. By next year you will need a new hard disk to accommodate this super-browser.

I understand the enterprise environment but for home use why bother ? It has been inferior in many aspects so what drives the people to use it?
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#8
RejZoR
by: streetfighter 2
Hmm, I wonder if it's less useless than a 60lb bag of vomit, or any other version of IE.
Well, IE8 is a pretty good browser...
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#9
Dave63
I have been using ie9 from bata 1 and it works very well and very fast the final can only be better imao.
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#10
Delta6326
by: CDdude55
IE= The best browser for downloading a better browser. lol

Just a joke.
I agree first thing i do with a new install.

Now im not saying IE is bad I just love using firefox add-ons and cool themes.
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#11
extrasalty
My first and only search on all IE - "firefox".
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#12
timta2
I just wish that they would switch back to the old way of doing the toolbar and menus. The same way every other browser does it that works well. I hate having to make extra clicks and hunt for things. I kind of like browsing in IE but it seems like MS just wants it to be different and a pain in the ass.
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#13
streetfighter 2
by: RejZoR
Well, IE8 is a pretty good browser...
By what metric?
http://arstechnica.com/microsoft/news/2010/10/windows-browsers-benchmarked-october-2010-edition.ars
http://lifehacker.com/#!5575407/browser-speed-tests-safari-5-firefox-36-and-opera-106-beta

I'm not trying to start an argument here as this apparently resolves to opinion only.

IE9 has lots of neat new features that should improve it's performance, stability, security and usability substantially. No doubt it will become the #1 browser like it's predecessors; I just pray to Pocahontas that the bar that slides down to tell me a pop-up/download is blocked is dragged into the street and shot. :laugh:
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#14
Kreij
Senior Monkey Moderator
IE9 is only going to be Vista & 7 so I will continue to use IE8 at work, but I will give this a try at home.
While MS does tend to change things a make them look different, they usually give you the option to turn things back on (like menu bars, etc) if you are used to using them.
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#15
stevednmc
Ive always used IE, without any significant issues. The way I figure it, why download another browser when this is already there? My opinion of course...
Ive been using the release candidate of 9 and had no issues, except for certain websites having to be in compatibility mode, not really an issue though. Kinda like the plain interface and the simple layout. All extraneous tool bars off, just the search window and the back buttons, and the normal nav icons. sweet simplicity.
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#16
u2konline
IE has always been ugly and boring looking imo, this one isn't no different even tho i haven't tried it. But i have no plans too.

NETSCAPE FTW
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#17
kylzer
The RC is great imo better than my dev chome currently.
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#18
Dave63
Less clutter more web page the better imao. 5% browser 95% web page works for me but I do not use toolbars at all. As far as speed my brain can not comprehend milli seconds so thay are all the same speed to me anyway. I also like the clean look but that is just me. LOL.
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#19
buggalugs
by: timta2
I just wish that they would switch back to the old way of doing the toolbar and menus.
You can restore the drop down menus and restore the command bar and most things from the old browsers.

I've been using the 64bit IE9 and its a very good browser. Its fast and solid, much better than firefox 3.6.

I'm also using firefox 4 which is much better than firefox 3.6 too but i will wait for the final version of both before i make up my mind.
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#20
eidairaman1
MS should never make such announcements cause it just means the hackers are ready to launch their attacks with the code created by using beta of IE 9.
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#21
AnaMaria81
Anyone know how to put the tabs just like in Chrome? Or this is not possible?
I'm annoyed of that box where you write the page is on the same line as the tabs.
Sry about my Engrish.
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#22
Frick
Fishfaced Nincompoop
by: AnaMaria81
Anyone know how to put the tabs just like in Chrome? Or this is not possible?
I'm annoyed of that box where you write the page is on the same line as the tabs.
Sry about my Engrish.
Right click next to the tab -> Show tabs on a seperate row.
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#23
theoneandonlymrk
anyone else had video driver crashes whith ati cards whilst watching online vids with the option to enhance web video switched on in driver(catalyst11.4), i had to switch it back off and now its ok, obv on ie9, ive been onit since beta day 1 its ok not bad bar above
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#24
AnaMaria81
by: Frick
Right click next to the tab -> Show tabs on a seperate row.
But the tabs are under the line. How do you do it the other way around?
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