Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 15th Sep 2010 19:14 UTC
Internet Explorer After several months and preview releases, Microsoft has finally lifted the curtain for the Windows Explorer 9 beta release. Internet Explorer 9 is Microsoft's attempt at not just catching up to the competition, but at actually surpassing them. Since enough sites will be focusing on just how many nanoseconds faster or slower the beta is compared to the competition, I'll talk a little about the new minimalist interface.
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Really fast
by ronaldst on Wed 15th Sep 2010 20:05 UTC
ronaldst
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Location Bar combined with Search Box is good stuff. Too bad it makes way to a cramped UI with the Tabs moved up next to Location Bar. Kinda defeats the whole purpose of Tabs. Chrome got it right.

Favourites got moved to the right. Should have stayed on the left. Chrome messed that one too.

I hope this time IE users will get a comparable Adblock. InPrivate filtering just doesn't cut it. Hopes the plugins APIs have been updated.

Other than that, it's really fast. And pretty responsive too. It feels pretty good.

Edit: I forgot. The first thing I did was check YouTube for HTML5 videos. Still got the flash applet. Couldn't resist.

Edited 2010-09-15 20:07 UTC

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