Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 22nd Oct 2010 22:11 UTC, submitted by google_ninja
Internet Explorer "There, I said it. Microsoft has been bombarding the media with claims about how much better IE9 is than all the other browsers, more HTML5 and CSS3 compliant than any other browser that ever existing and ever will. It's the only browser that passes all the tests they made up. And, Microsoft has finally implemented the CSS3 selectors that were implemented by other browsers back in, what? 2003? Because Microsoft has updated IE to support CSS3 selectors and rounded corners, they want us to believe that somehow IE9 magically supports the whole slew of CSS3 visual styling. I'm afraid it doesn't. As a matter of fact, IE9's support for CSS3 visual styling is so poor that the results are shocking."
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RE[2]: End of days
by Neolander on Sat 23rd Oct 2010 17:18 UTC in reply to "RE: End of days"
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Oh, but IE6 was probably quite good on its days (although it lacked tabs). The problem is that after that, there was no release or update of IE for ages.

Competition has moved on, and it took a lot of time for microsoft to realize it and even more time to react properly.

Maybe IE9 will put IE back on track, maybe not. Can't tell about standards supports, but in the beta, there are still unjustifiable lags when creating a tabs or at browser startup. However, there's sure already an impressive improvement compared with IE7-8 which could completely freeze for a few seconds before doing something on low-powered computers : now, it's around the second mark...

Edited 2010-10-23 17:22 UTC

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