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Microsoft Rolled Out First Public Beta of Internet Explorer 9

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  1. btarunr

    btarunr Editor & Senior Moderator Staff Member

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    Microsoft released the first public beta of its sceptically-anticipated web-browser, the Windows Internet Explorer 9 (or IE9). Sceptical, because the previous two versions did not really shine compared to other web-browsers in performance, and anticipated, because it promised revolutionary changes in the rendering engine and the way it works. IE9 is one of the first browsers that uses GPU (graphics processors) for rendering almost every page element, including text and layout. It features a new Javascript engine codenamed "Chakra" that has higher JS performance, and supports HTML5 web standards. The UI itself looks very lean and modelled along the lines of Google Chrome, with just the bare-essential controls, and menus. The address bar doubles up as a search bar. There are loads of functionality improvements, including detachable tabs, Windows Aero Snap tabs, and the ability to pin favourite websites to the Windows 7 taskbar. A performance manager monitors plugins and advices you to disable those which are slowing down the browser.

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    DOWNLOAD: Microsoft Windows Internet Explorer 9 beta

    Please note, the software works only on Windows Vista and Windows 7.
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    Ok i will give it a try.
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    i love it :p


    its features from both firefox and chrome :D
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    I was just about to say the same thing. It looks like Chrome and the downloading is like firefox.
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    opera is still beter for d/l :)
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    Yay, more toys for the testing :D


    So, is the beta just for Win 7 and Vista? or is IE9 going to be an XP release as well?

    I'm excited, but I have over 3 thousand computers with XP Pro, and literally 3 with Win7 Pro.
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    I REALLY like the simplicity of chrome in that design

    So how many FPS will I get with 5850CF :roll:
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    Just installed it - love the minimalistic clean look :)
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    Just like explorer, there's now a chunk of wasted space in the form of an empty title bar.:wtf:
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    I'm getting this message on my work XP machine !!

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    No XP WTF !!! :eek:

    I have to check it at home :cool:
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    What XP still exists? xD
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    of course this wont work on XP, XP died a few years back.


    giving it a shot now, even if its not that good it may give the firefox crew some ideas to copy
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    did you notice the msg at the bottom of the OP? Thats why I asked too, like I said above, ive got over 3 thousand XP machines and 3 win7. Should be one hella fun time at work today trying to figure out wth im gonna do with all this mess, i hate ie8 i was looking forward to ie9 being better, sadly with no xp support, im SOL. Maybe I should ask for a grant to put 7 on all the machines :D
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    Looks good! However Ill wait until RC.
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    it looks good, but its layout isnt well thought out.


    in fullscreen mode you cant have a heap of tabs, since the address bar eats into that space - and in windowed mode, you cant see any of hte address bar (it scales too small)

    the address bar needs a line to itself.
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    You can grab the search box and stretch it or make it smaller. When you open a bunch of tabs the tabs get smaller so i could see about 15 tabs easily.

    I like it, gives you more webspace instead of browser.
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    I'm in the same boat as Munki, here at work. Lots of XP machines. Almost no 7 machines.
    Oh well, I'll test it out at home sometime.
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    yeah but you cant move it DOWN to its own line. the stretching pisses me off cause i want the large bar AND room for many tabs.

    right now i have 26 tabs open, all of which i consider 'essential'
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    Mussels is sailing the pron sea, being diverted by ad and link dumps. 26 tabs is just the beginning.
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    here, FB, weather, FML, naughty torrent site, various guides relating to tasks (encoding files, demuxing files, getting damned SCII achievements) wiki entries on stuff i'm researching, my anime fansub websites, fallout 3 mods/guides... :p

    if i dont read it daily, i close it. those 26 are from the last 48 hours.
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    Ya, 26 is a lot but even firefox doesnt fit 26 tabs without scrolling. At least they dont fit on my firefox even in fullscreen on a HD res monitor. I can get about 20 before they get hidden.

    But yeh with firefox you can see more tabs so if you need 26 tabs open IE9 probably isnt for you.
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    actually, i have a unique method for getting all 26 working right ^^ (two monitors :p)
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    Hi Mussels,

    you do know that for tabs that you rarely or never close, you can pull them down to the taskbar and treat them like shortcuts right?

    Let me show you :)

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    You see those icons in the taskbar for each site? They are permanent until you unpin them. I mean surely you have a long enough taskbar to fit 26 icons in your dual screen setup right? haha :D
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    im on it right now its pretty good acutely. :)
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    It has been known for quite some time now that IE9 will not be released for XP, I think Microsoft made an announcement about it several months back, and rightfully so.
    Crunching for Team TPU

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