Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 12th Apr 2011 18:33 UTC
Internet Explorer So, have you installed Internet Explorer 9 yet on your Windows machine? No? Well, feel assured in the knowledge that at MIX11 today, Microsoft announced Internet Explorer 10, while also pushing out the very first preview release. Also, IE10 (can I call it IEX? Can I? Can I?) was demonstrated running on Windows for ARM.
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Brunis
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2005-11-01

The whole full vs. partial hardware acceleration debate is mostly bull from Microsoft marketing department.

The people from Chrome haven't released a stable browser with hardware acceleration turned on by default yet.

See how they didn't test with Firefox 4 ? Which uses the exact same API's as IE from Microsoft on the Microsoft Windows platform and similair API's on Windows XP.


I conducted my own tests and hw acceleration in Firefox and Chrome is so slow calling it 'acceleration' is a stretch!

They might be using opengl/directX2/3D to composite layers and whatnot, but how is that useful? A speed increase in redraw of 10% .. oh my .. how about SVG? A little bling and animation and all but IE grinds to a halt.. sad.

I love my new default browser Firefox4, but something needs to happen on their so-called 'acceleration' ..

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