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IE9 Beta Gathers Momentum and Developers Get Platform Preview 6

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    IE9 Beta Gathers Momentum and Developers Get Platform Preview 6


    Today, at the Professional Developers Conference, we announced Internet Explorer Platform Preview 6 and shared the exciting news that we have had more than 10 million downloads of the Internet Explorer 9 Beta making Internet Explorer 9 our fastest adopted browser beta to date!

    In the run up to Internet Explorer 9 Beta, we released a set of Platform Previews that allow developers to begin to imagine what their site would be like with a fully hardware accelerated browser that supported the same markup across browsers. With the Internet Explorer 9 Beta our partners showcased the new immersive experiences they were able to deliver, thanks to having those platform preview releases early. Clearly our customers are excited about the potential for the experiences unlocked by IE9 with more than 10M downloads to date.

    With the release of Internet Explorer Platform Preview 6 developers can see some of the work we’ve done post-Beta, including supporting more standards like CSS3’s 2D transforms. Dean talks more about the work we’ve done over on the IE engineering blog but you can see some of the experiences enabled by Internet Explorer Platform Preview 6 in this video :

    As you can see from the video, the difference between a fully hardware accelerated browser through Windows vs. a partial implementation can make a material difference to our experience on the web. Previously, we have shared some of the work that has gone into making IE9 all-around fast, but we thought it would be helpful to help provide an overview of what hardware acceleration really does for the browser. Here’s a concept video we put together for the Internet Explorer 9 Beta that should give you a sense of how hardware acceleration works.

    If you haven’t yet, download IE9 Beta at http://beautyoftheweb.com and see first-hand what a fully hardware accelerated IE9 can enable.

    Ryan


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    Eau Claire, WI. USA
    Posts : 68
    Windows Dream Edition 32bit


    IE9 is really good, but still has a lot of issues that need to be worked out. You can't properly watch youtube videos on it, and Facebook is a pain.. and those are some pretty important things to the general public.
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    England, Northamptonshire
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    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit ; Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard


    IE9 Is in it's Beta Stages so do not expect it to be Perfect those who did made a Mistake

    I still have trouble Trying to get IE9 to Work on my Vista Machine I think I will wait
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    Eau Claire, WI. USA
    Posts : 68
    Windows Dream Edition 32bit


    Oh, by no means was I expecting it to be perfect. It's great! But, I do know the development process and how long it can take. Heck, even Windows XP is still in development, with all the service packs. Nothing is ever really finished. And so far, for me the only real annoyance is that if someone posts a youtube video to their profile on fb, I can't watch it. That's all I've encountered so far.
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    Pembrokeshire, South Wales, UK
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    Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 32 bit/ Windows 8.1 64 bit


    Another of it's little quirks, if you reply to a newsgroup post it puts a ? at the beginning of your reply, but it's beta so I expect it will be sorted out in the final.:grin:
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    Eau Claire, WI. USA
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    Windows Dream Edition 32bit


    Many little odd-and-end things to be sorted out, but nothing drastically horrible. I'm impressed by what Microsoft has done with it so far.
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    Pembrokeshire, South Wales, UK
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    Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 32 bit/ Windows 8.1 64 bit


    Same here I'm impressed with it and so far I haven't missed the menu bar at all, I know it's only a click away if I do need it. I like the extra space that it gives to web sites rather than taking up a lot of space, and it's fast.
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