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Internet Explorer 9 beta

Postby dyn » Wed Sep 15, 2010 17:54 UTC

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/internet-explorer/download/ie-9/worldwide

Internet Explorer 9 9.0.7930.16406 Beta - safe to download - links directly to MS mirrors:
http://www.softpedia.com/get/Internet/Browsers/Internet-Explorer-9.shtml

http://internet-explorer-9.en.softonic.com/
Internet Explorer 9 is the new edition of Microsoft's hugely popular web browser. Building on the success of previous editions of IE with new features and a new look, Microsoft has high hopes for Internet Explorer 9.

The first thing you'll notice about Internet Explorer 9 is an overhauled interface. Making the most of the transparent graphical style available in Windows 7 and newer editions of Windows Vista, IE 9 looks sleek, smart and simpler than ever before. Like in Google Chrome, the Address bar and Search box have been merged to create a simpler, more seamless user experience.

Among the new features included in Internet Explorer 9 are better integration with the Windows operating system and a seriously beefed-up security system. IE 9 also lets you 'pin' websites to the Superbar and allows you to bookmark your favorite websites as 'applications' in your OS. The new Performance Advisor add-on identifies add-ons that are slowing Internet Explorer down (a feature badly needed in Mozilla Firefox).

Internet Explorer 9 also offers improved speed and performance, as well as better compliance with web standards and new technologies. IE 9 features decent support for HTML 5 (the new generation of media-rich websites use this language), and now finishes the Acid 3 test with a near-perfect 95/100. New features like hang recovery and InPrivate Filtering provide Internet Explorer a stabler and more secure web experience than most other browsers.

In all, the latest version of Microsoft Internet Explorer 9 is faster and prettier than its predecessors - and really throws down the gauntlet to its competitors. Watch out: the browser wars just got exciting again.

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OS requirements for Internet Explorer:
OS: WinVista/7

Minimum requirements:
Requires at least Windows Vista SP2
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Re: Internet Explorer 9 beta

Postby dyn » Wed Sep 15, 2010 18:23 UTC

Sunspider 0.9.1: 461.7 ms
http://www2.webkit.org/perf/sunspider-0 ... 4,24%5D%7D

IE8 had ~6002.0 ms :)

Pale Moon (optimized Firefox) 3.6.8a: 1050.2 ms
http://www2.webkit.org/perf/sunspider-0 ... 7,42%5D%7D

Firefox 3.6.8: 1107.2 ms
http://www2.webkit.org/perf/sunspider-0 ... 4,37%5D%7D

3.6.9 Firefox/Pale Moon speed is more or less the same as 3.6.8.
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Re: Internet Explorer 9 beta

Postby 1UnRaTeD1 » Wed Sep 15, 2010 22:55 UTC

ie suks man sorry to say i only grab it just for sheets and giggles but i doubt id use it :) i trust firefox
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Re: Internet Explorer 9 beta

Postby dyn » Wed Sep 15, 2010 23:07 UTC

IE9 is faster than Firefox. :)
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Re: Internet Explorer 9 beta

Postby Apocalypse » Thu Sep 16, 2010 14:27 UTC

IE 9 is running very good! FAST!!!!!!! :)
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Re: Internet Explorer 9 beta

Postby Infinity » Thu Sep 16, 2010 15:18 UTC

I wish it was supported for XP :) Im in the mood to format my PC and installed Win7. I have way to much files and programs installed :(
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Re: Internet Explorer 9 beta

Postby Tripredacus » Fri Sep 17, 2010 00:45 UTC

I'm not liking that screenshot at all. Why are there tabs up next to the address bar? I haven't tried it, but I am wholly expecting it to be just like the Platform Previews sans the whole "open page in old browser thing" when you try to right click.

on the other hand I am waiting for more browsers to go CSS3, lately I tried something and got a "do what now" and had to delete it. Stupid borders in CSS not working in anything except IE9PP...
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Re: Internet Explorer 9 beta

Postby 1UnRaTeD1 » Fri Sep 17, 2010 00:46 UTC

agreed infinity :)
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Re: Internet Explorer 9 beta

Postby dyn » Fri Sep 17, 2010 03:04 UTC

Tripredacus wrote:I'm not liking that screenshot at all. Why are there tabs up next to the address bar? I haven't tried it, but I am wholly expecting it to be just like the Platform Previews sans the whole "open page in old browser thing" when you try to right click.

on the other hand I am waiting for more browsers to go CSS3, lately I tried something and got a "do what now" and had to delete it. Stupid borders in CSS not working in anything except IE9PP...


Moar screenshots: http://www.google.com/images?q=ie9%20screenshot&num=100
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Re: Internet Explorer 9 beta

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Re: Internet Explorer 9 beta

Postby Apocalypse » Tue Nov 30, 2010 16:13 UTC



they made some improvements. it is a little faster now even.
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