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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RE: Hype
by ramasubbu_sk on Wed 17th Mar 2010 01:10 UTC in reply to "Hype"
ramasubbu_sk
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I'm happy with the improvement on IE 9, but still Microsoft have to do a lot on their browser, nowly they wokeup after IE 6. Thanks to Magic browser FireFox for wakeing them up ;) Yes, definitely they are doing catching up job in many areas of browser and they are coming up at good speed to beat the rivals.

My guess, the JavaScript engine speed has improved a lot to match the demand of hardware accelerator, not because of competitor.
JavaScript speed alone doesn't determain the performance of the browser. The real performance of a browser should be evaluted in all of the followings
(1) Secure & Privacy
(2) Stability
(3) Speed - not only JavaScript, but also rendering, downloading.
(4) Perfect rendering- Pixel level accuracy in rendering.
(5) Memory consumption
(6) Battery life -for netbook/laptop/slate scenarios
(7) End User friendly - like better printing support,huge favorites management,
(8) Developer friendly - standard compliance, better API to develop plugins,
..
..
There might be some more to this list, but my worry is no browser reviewer or nuteral person is doing this kind of testing/review. Most of the reviews on browser are one side or reviews on only one aspect of a browser.

For example, Opera says they have the fastest java script engine. But they consume more memory than IE 8 in most of the site. Now you cannot say Opera better than IE 8, both has plus and minus.

We need one complete review of all the leading browsers for better judgement!

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