Linked by David Adams on Thu 5th Aug 2010 21:10 UTC, submitted by lemur2
Original OSNews Interviews If the latest reports on IE9 preview are accurate, then this is a very encouraging development: "The fourth and final Platform Preview for Internet Explorer 9 was released today, along with a raft of new HTML5 demos and tests." Microsoft have reportedly further improved IE9's performance and standards compliance.
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RE[3]: Diminishing returns
by leos on Fri 6th Aug 2010 16:23 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Diminishing returns"
leos
Member since:
2005-09-21

Microsoft really has done something incredible starting with IE8. They did more in two releases to turn their browser around than others have done in many releases. It's a monumental effort, and one they deserve to be commended for.


Wow, you mean after years of doing absolutely nothing they finally threw resources at the problem and managed to sort of catch up to other browsers in some aspects? Yes, very impressive.

And to think, a few months ago some idiots were calling on them to ditch Trident for WebKit.


And we'd be far better off for it. One less rendering engine to support. It's not like IE has any unique features.

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RE[4]: Diminishing returns
by Nelson on Fri 6th Aug 2010 16:27 in reply to "RE[3]: Diminishing returns"
Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29


Wow, you mean after years of doing absolutely nothing they finally threw resources at the problem and managed to sort of catch up to other browsers in some aspects? Yes, very impressive.


Yes, exactly. It is impressive if you consider the incredible gap they had to close, and the amount of time in which they did it.


And we'd be far better off for it. One less rendering engine to support. It's not like IE has any unique features.


Yeah, maybe you don't see the problem in having a lack of competition in the rendering engine space, but others do.

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RE[5]: Diminishing returns
by _txf_ on Mon 9th Aug 2010 00:17 in reply to "RE[4]: Diminishing returns"
_txf_ Member since:
2008-03-17

of course you're going to be developing faster especially if you're following the wake of those who came before.

Particularly pertinent as other implementations are wide open to all. No saying that microsoft is copying code but I bet that they are getting inspiration from gecko and webkit...

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