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Who is testdriving IE9?
« on: June 24, 2010, 02:14:47 PM »
Hi forum friends,

IE9 with canvas support, test from: http://ie.microsoft.com/testdrive/

Did you testdrive, bob3160?
Google launched: http://googlechromereleases.blogspot.com/2010/06/beta-channel-update_23.html

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Re: Who is testdriving IE9?
« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2010, 03:41:51 PM »
I tried IE9 on my Windows 7 system and it looks good.

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Re: Who is testdriving IE9?
« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2010, 06:13:37 PM »
I installed the first platform about 3 month ago. I read and saw many information and demos. The most important thing is to provide security when leaving the final version. They claim that will be the best browser.

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Re: Who is testdriving IE9?
« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2010, 06:39:46 PM »
I won't install IE9 for a few months even when it is finally released, I don't like being MS's guinea pig.
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Re: Who is testdriving IE9?
« Reply #4 on: June 24, 2010, 07:43:23 PM »
Hi DavidR,

The Lord is with the meek, as always,

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Re: Who is testdriving IE9?
« Reply #5 on: June 24, 2010, 09:16:49 PM »
@ DavidR

That's because IE9 requires at least Vista and even better Windows 7
http://www.techpetals.com/cannot-run-ie9-on-xp-see-system-requirements.php
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According to the Internet Explorer 9 Test Drive page, the system requirements are Windows Vista SP2 (with Platform Upgrade and IE8) or Windows 7.[49]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_Explorer#Internet_Explorer_9

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Re: Who is testdriving IE9?
« Reply #6 on: June 24, 2010, 09:30:36 PM »
Even if I did have Vista or win7 I still wouldn't jump right on the next passing band wagon and that is why I never even bothered to check it out.

IE hasn't been my primary browser for more years than I can remember. I only have it and keep it up to date because it is effectively embedded into the OS (which I have long considered a security vulnerability waiting to get exploited). Otherwise IE wouldn't be on my system at all if there was a way to visit windows updates and do manual updates without it...
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Re: Who is testdriving IE9?
« Reply #7 on: June 24, 2010, 11:07:20 PM »
YoKenny,

Don't you know, DavidR will only be jumping on board as the test phase is over and it has gold, I won't even when it hits gold eventually, but will download it eventually because of OS critical updates and patches and because it is an integral part of the OS (a big mistake by MS, but also an advantage because the browser starts up with the OS, and all third party OS independent browsers cannot compete that easily), but not as my browser of choice. A browser where I do not have the minimal protection of a combination of the  NoScript and RequestPolicy extensions is an insecure browser in my opinion. As long as ad tracking and profiling come first and outweigh user protection, it is not and will not be my browser of choice,

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Re: Who is testdriving IE9?
« Reply #8 on: June 24, 2010, 11:17:42 PM »
I can't test it or use it on this machine because I have XP but from what I've read so far, IE9 is really going to give the others a run for their money. It has tested out faster than Chrome and the latest build has HTML5 features, canvas and others and scores very high on the Acid3 test (which I don't place much importance on but still, some do). When it hits final release, I will most likely put it on the Vista machine. Personally, I have tried all the alternative browsers and none lasted more than an hour on my machine. I just like IE the best.

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Re: Who is testdriving IE9?
« Reply #9 on: June 25, 2010, 12:18:17 AM »
You can hardly expect them to say IE9 is just going to be another browser, so you have to take what you read with a healthy pinch of salt. The other browsers are hardly going to roll over and play dead just because IE9 is going to be released (eventually).

For me all this type of test drive where it isn't actually the product but a simulation and more marketing hype than anything concrete.
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Re: Who is testdriving IE9?
« Reply #10 on: June 25, 2010, 12:30:47 AM »
Hi DavidR,

Yes, you speak a few words to my heart here. As it is in their TV ads where they desperately try to reposition their browser (IE was developed through by them but acquired once and broke through only when they could build it into the OS for obvious reasons and could beat Netscape, now they need to advertise it against the competition of other browsers following the EU regulations. American users long thought that IE equaled the way to go onto the Internet and for long weren't even aware of alternative browsers existing. GoogleChrome let them awaken with a shock with their new browser build up from scratch and finally MS cannot sit and lean back and so they had to do something and did it in the only way that they were never beaten at and users fall for it, and we all have to go along because it is an integral part of the Windows OS and else we would loose out on security,

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Re: Who is testdriving IE9?
« Reply #11 on: June 25, 2010, 12:37:54 AM »
I read the latest article by Ed Bott where he tested the latest build himself and got the results I posted about. It really does look good but I wish they would make it compatible with XP.

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Re: Who is testdriving IE9?
« Reply #12 on: June 25, 2010, 12:44:18 AM »
That really is where they are shooting themselves in the foot, when XP still has the largest OS market share. I know they want to get rid of XP, but you would have thought in trying to launch a new browser they wouldn't be launching it to a minority audience, a weird policy decision.
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Re: Who is testdriving IE9?
« Reply #13 on: June 25, 2010, 01:55:36 PM »
Hi DavidR,

There is where greed bites ye in the back twice, launching Vista, that they admit was a mistake like they made with ME once, giving XP support until at least 2014, making firms and users lay back and putting off migrating to Windows7 until a date far in the future,  is getting yourself into this situation. Funny thing about it that old code is still there hunting them as old skeletons bigtime in another way, yes even in Windows 64-bit code it is still hanging around, Microsoft has a good selling organization, but the product is a weird creation of code all sorts (and acquired vendor product code). So the question is legit, how on earth can you keep such spaghetti layered code secure?

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