Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 16th Mar 2010 16:54 UTC
Internet Explorer As predicted, more Microsoft news from MIX10, and this is some big stuff: Internet Explorer 9. As we all know, Microsoft really let Internet Explorer rot away, allowing competitors to make much better browsers with better standards compliance and performance. With IE9, Microsoft is aiming to not just close that gap - but to overtake the competition. Update: Ars has an in-depth look at the platform preview.
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Fine, but they lie a little.
by Neolander on Tue 16th Mar 2010 17:47 UTC
Neolander
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2010-03-08

"It takes about 70 seconds to identify a 300ms difference between browsers."

No, no, no... You guys are wrong. People can tell what the speed difference between firefox and chrome is in less than a minute. It feels extraordinary faster. The human eye can hardly detect lags of 10-20ms (remember those flickering CRTs ?), but you're talking about delays that are an order of magnitude longer.

And then, they pretend to have invented multi-threaded javascript engines... Wow...

For the standard stuff, I don't see Canvas, < video > and < audio >, and so on... Hardware acceleration is great, but if you're only accelerating basic things, it's no use...

I hope that IE 9 performs really well in order to compensate this, because such bad communication is not impressing me at all.

Edited 2010-03-16 17:54 UTC

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