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IE9 Released, Media Has Opinions 378

Yesterday Microsoft released IE9 and since then we've been getting tons of submissions about it: It's hard to tell if it is a threat to web development or the fastest thing on the web or even a waste of time. You'll just have to decide for yourself... if you are one of the 9% of Slashdot readers who actually uses IE.
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IE9 Released, Media Has Opinions

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  • Re:My fox is on fire (Score:5, Informative)

    by FyRE666 ( 263011 ) * on Tuesday March 15, 2011 @09:47AM (#35490710) Homepage

    Well in my own (albeit not very scientific) testing with canvas/js performance. It's running at around 10x the speed of Firefox. Much faster for sites with a lot of Canvas animation (as their own demos display - Firefox stutters along badly, while IE9 is so fast some of the tests are a blur.) I'm primarily a Firefox user, but it's hard to ignore this huge performance difference.

  • by GrBear ( 63712 ) on Tuesday March 15, 2011 @09:48AM (#35490740)

    I must say, this is an impressive version. I've been using it since beta, and regardless what 'benchmarks' may or may not say, it's perceptually the fastest browser I've used.

    Now if there was just a decent ad blocker available, rather than the TPL's that only block 3rd party scripts and images.

    Until then I'll stick with Firefox for a cleaner view of the sites I visit.

  • Re:IE9? Pass. (Score:4, Informative)

    by Ogive17 ( 691899 ) on Tuesday March 15, 2011 @09:56AM (#35490870)
    As with any Apple product, I'll wait 1 year for the 2nd version to come that that finally includes the options version 1 should have had considering the price of the device.
  • (Score:4, Informative)

    by Konster ( 252488 ) on Tuesday March 15, 2011 @10:02AM (#35490956)

    I just tried that canvas bench in the link.

    31 FPS in FF 3.6.15 and 302 FPS in IE9.

    Beyond that bit of trivia, browsing with this thing is a lot faster and smoother than Chrome or FF.

    Of course, it was a no reboot install and I'm concerned that my PC won't boot correctly the next time around or my drive will be filled with malware the next time I click on IE.

  • WTF? No XP support? (Score:4, Informative)

    by briansct ( 1857764 ) on Tuesday March 15, 2011 @10:19AM (#35491168) Journal
    At work on Win XP (imagine that) trying to upgrade. . . "To install Internet Explorer 9, you need to upgrade to a more recent version of Windows"

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