Linked by Kroc Camen on Sat 26th Jun 2010 10:48 UTC
Internet Explorer Microsoft have released IE9 Platform Preview 3, an application that gives developers access to the IE9 rendering engine (it's not a full browser). In this update they have added hardware accelerated HTML5 Video, Canvas, Fonts (using WOFF) and big improvements in JavaScript with ES5, DOM Traversal, L2 and L3 events and 83/100 Acid3 score. It sits between Firefox and Chrome 6 on JavaScript speed, but outperforms every browser in real tests.
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RE: IE9: Getting there
by Fergy on Mon 28th Jun 2010 05:48 UTC in reply to "IE9: Getting there"
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So the development of IE9 is apparently ahead of Firefox 4 in some areas, and behind in others (it is still a little way behind in standards support), but nevertheless IE9 is showing a lot of promise indeed. This is a very good thing, IMO.

Firefox 3.7a5 already supports Direct2D on windows.
gfx.font_rendering.directwrite.enabled;true
mozilla.widget.render-mode;6
And you should stick to 32bit versions for now because the 64bit versions haven't had enough development time.

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