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Internet Explorer "In Windows 8, we reimagined the browser with IE10. We designed and built IE10 to be the best way to experience the Web on Windows. With the IE10 Release Preview for Windows 7 consumers can now enjoy a fast and fluid Web with the updated IE10 engine on their Windows 7 devices. The release preview of IE10 on Windows 7 is available for download today."
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RE[2]: IE10 still disappointing
by lemur2 on Thu 15th Nov 2012 09:12 UTC in reply to "RE: IE10 still disappointing"
lemur2
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Also while IE9's and IE10's JS engines aren't as fast as the competition ... they are a hell of a lot better than IE7 & 8.


This is akin to saying that the current worst-of-the-bunch is a lot better than the previous worst-of-the-bunch. It holds for not only the JS engines, but also for the rest of the browser.

It isn't much to crow about, is it? With the first release of IE6, Microsoft had the best browser client of any. Microsoft had clearly lost that lead by October 2006 with the release of Firefox 2.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Firefox#Version_2

They have been a long way behind other leading browsers ever since.

This is clearly reflected in the market share trends:
http://gs.statcounter.com/?PHPSESSID=j2juf5bil673j4vrso39eijui6#bro...

IE10 doesn't appear to be the version of IE that can arrest this persistent slide, especially if it is the worst performed modern browser, it provides the least features, and it misses out on basic things like open codec support that could easily have been provided at next-to-zero cost.

Edited 2012-11-15 09:22 UTC

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