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Internet Explorer 9... Thoughts?

  1. #11


    Kansas
    Posts : 124
    WDP 8 x86


    I came across a Web Blog while reading my morning email news. It seemed to be on topic for this thread.
    While testing the release candidate yesterday, I was pleased to discover that the instability that had plagued the first beta was gone. The release candidate didn't crash once over a six-hour period of use, although it did hang for a few seconds several times. Sites loaded quickly, and most importantly the browser not only felt ready for daily use, but felt like it could stand comfortably next to other modern browsers.
    IE9 RC debuts with 'do not track' | The Download Blog - Download.com

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  2. #12


    Posts : 5
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64


    Quote Originally Posted by tseven View Post
    Well XP support is ending and obviously will no longer be supported but that doesn't mean people have to let go of it. I personally would not still use XP but they are leaving XP people in the dark and the fact that many don't want to move on just shows how much more they should support it and by support I don't mean like technical. From what I've read the new browser features can be done on XP as firefox also has the same features and firefox works on XP as well. I'm hoping they support more web standards. I will follow and thanks for discussing!
    I remember when IE 7 was announced and it was said that it would not be coming to Windows 2000, only XP SP2 and up and a lot of people complained about it at the time. The way XP marketshare seems to be heading though, much like the complaints about IE 7 not being on 2000, they will fizzle away and become a non-issue. Fact is Windows 7 is growing and taking share not only from Vista but from XP and not only for home users, but for businesses as well. There are people who will cling to XP endlessly and that's on them just like there are people who still today cling to 2000, or 98, or even in one case I found, 95. The rest of us however will move on.

    I'm actually using the RC right now and I love it! Much better performance than the beta and the UI tweaks make it that much more usable. I like the fact they added the option to have tabs on a separate as I (and many others) had complained about. The only thing I miss is the search box from IE 8 but I doubt that's coming back and I'm slowly warming up to the "One Box". Overall great browser though. I'm using it at work right now and it has not crashed on me so far in these past 2 days. The final should be great!
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  3. #13



    I'd rather be Fishing...
    Evansville, WI
    Posts : 141
    8.1 Pro


    The only thing I don't like is, just like it's predecessors, it doesn't like to handle logins consistently. Plenty of sites it will ask if I want to save the info, yet, on here, the 7 forums, and the Vista forums, there isn't even a prompt. There never was, even the first time I visited the sites with it.
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  4. #14


    I'm really very confortable with IE9 RC. I installed it on all my work rigs and no probs at all
    Last edited by vrosa; 22 Feb 2011 at 22:21.
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  5. #15


    Idaho
    Posts : 47
    Windows Seven x64


    Have been using it since the RC.. So far so good
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  6. #16


    I'm relieved that I'm finding more and more ways to customize IE9 to suit my needs. I hate the trend toward 'minimalism' because I want to have as many functions as I can at my fingertips.
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  7. #17


    Posts : 679
    Windows 7 Pro x 2/Windows 10 Home/10 Pro/Windows 10 TP


    I like the fact that the menu bar was fixed and also the customize function was re-added from IE 8 in order to add and remove buttons from the command bar plus the show text and icons functions - etc was also re added. to fully customize the command bar. I also like the show tabs in a separate row option.
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  8. #18


    Quote Originally Posted by IownAmoneyPit View Post
    I like the fact that the menu bar was fixed and also the customize function was re-added from IE 8 in order to add and remove buttons from the command bar plus the show text and icons functions - etc was also re added. to fully customize the command bar. I also like the show tabs in a separate row option.
    :thumbs::thumbs::thumbs:
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  9. #19


    Posts : 1
    window 7 ultimate x32


    sorry to say but ie 9 RC is suck..no word to describe it..it worse than ff 1.5 below..can blow up my pc..
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  10. #20


    Pembrokeshire, South Wales, UK
    Posts : 652
    Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 32 bit/ Windows 8.1 64 bit


    I like IE9 RC, I like how much faster it is and that it doesn't take up so much room on my screen so I have more of the web pages showing rather than the browser.
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