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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UI needs some work...
by Tuishimi on Wed 15th Sep 2010 21:19 UTC
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2005-07-06

It's fast, renders nicely. Still figuring out the tabs thing...

Flash is a no-go just yet. You CAN install a preview version of flash that is supposed to work with it.

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RE: UI needs some work...
by Tuishimi on Wed 15th Sep 2010 21:30 in reply to "UI needs some work..."
Tuishimi Member since:
2005-07-06

Just installed the flash preview... Works O.K.

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RE[2]: UI needs some work...
by trooper9 on Thu 16th Sep 2010 19:40 in reply to "RE: UI needs some work..."
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2007-04-27

Can you point me to the preview? Need to check it against our site.

Hey! IE9 will finally let you advance to your page while asking you if it can remember your password (instead of hanging while you wonder if you put in the correct pass). You know, like firefox has done for a while. <-- snippy comment, that. but really, Microsoft?

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RE: UI needs some work...
by Tuishimi on Wed 15th Sep 2010 21:44 in reply to "UI needs some work..."
Tuishimi Member since:
2005-07-06

Scrolling is nice and smooth, btw. I like smooth scrolling that works well. ;)

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RE: UI needs some work...
by Tuishimi on Thu 16th Sep 2010 17:29 in reply to "UI needs some work..."
Tuishimi Member since:
2005-07-06

Slower in startup and initial page load than Chrome. At least that is my perception, not scientific measurement. There is a blurb when you first run IE that suggests turning off accelerators or extensions if startup is too slow.

The update magickally fixed an issue I was having with deviantArt. MSNBC working fine now... Not too bad. The tab setup is proving to be a little annoying as I do open a ton of pages as I work.

Also, I have discovered some issues (all the issues I discover I report) which seem to have to do with http timeouts and perhaps CSS... not sure yet. Pages that load fine first time every time in Chrome either cause a webserver did not respond error or actually crash my port in the tab, but it automatically resets/restarts (well it asks me if I want to).

Nothing critical. I am using IE as much as possible, reverting to Chrome as I need to.

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