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[7]: Real tests
by siride on Sat 26th Jun 2010 17:52 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Real tests"
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I'm sorry, but what the hell *are* you ranting about? You seem to be upset that Microsoft has APIs at all, as if this is some cardinal sin. Yes, it's true that if you use an API to write your program, you will be stuck with that API if you are not careful when constructing your program. This is not news and it's just as true on Linux, OS X, BeOS, OpenBSD, etc. as it is on Windows. If you use Xlib, then you will be stuck with Xlib. Who cares?

And also, why should MS write all of their programs to run on every GD operating system out there? It's not in their interest and honestly, it's a waste of time.

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