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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by kaiwai on Thu 16th Sep 2010 02:37 UTC
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Looking really good, excited to give it a go once I get home; hopefully Internet Explorer 9 is a sign of a change at Microsoft because if they keep up at this pace the possibility of moving to a Windows 7 laptop is pretty high ;)

Btw, not to be outdone I've been following the webkit tags and 134.x branch seems to be gaining traction that will hopefully translate into a possible Safari 5.1 release soon.

It is great there is such intense competition in the browser market - pushing the envelope when it comes to innovation. With that being said, before people start bashing Microsoft people have to remember that many of the test cases when it comes to CSS have been developed by Microsoft and submitted to W3C; the issue with Internet Explorer and standards have been a lack of test cases to ensure uniform implementations rather than a vendor being particularly lazy.

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