Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 12th Apr 2011 18:33 UTC
Internet Explorer So, have you installed Internet Explorer 9 yet on your Windows machine? No? Well, feel assured in the knowledge that at MIX11 today, Microsoft announced Internet Explorer 10, while also pushing out the very first preview release. Also, IE10 (can I call it IEX? Can I? Can I?) was demonstrated running on Windows for ARM.
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sukru
Member since:
2006-11-19

Both Chrome and Firefox are working on hardware acceleration:

http://arstechnica.com/open-source/news/2010/08/chrome-7-shows-off-...

http://hacks.mozilla.org/2010/09/hardware-acceleration/

However MS seems to have a nice headstart, and their implementation performs faster. They also have the advantage to target solely DirectX, while others are multi-plarform.

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Lennie Member since:
2007-09-22

The whole full vs. partial hardware acceleration debate is mostly bull from Microsoft marketing department.

The people from Chrome haven't released a stable browser with hardware acceleration turned on by default yet.

See how they didn't test with Firefox 4 ? Which uses the exact same API's as IE from Microsoft on the Microsoft Windows platform and similair API's on Windows XP.

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Hiev Member since:
2005-09-27

I did the test in Firefox 4 and is slow as a snail and it doesn't render the page well.

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Brunis Member since:
2005-11-01

The whole full vs. partial hardware acceleration debate is mostly bull from Microsoft marketing department.

The people from Chrome haven't released a stable browser with hardware acceleration turned on by default yet.

See how they didn't test with Firefox 4 ? Which uses the exact same API's as IE from Microsoft on the Microsoft Windows platform and similair API's on Windows XP.


I conducted my own tests and hw acceleration in Firefox and Chrome is so slow calling it 'acceleration' is a stretch!

They might be using opengl/directX2/3D to composite layers and whatnot, but how is that useful? A speed increase in redraw of 10% .. oh my .. how about SVG? A little bling and animation and all but IE grinds to a halt.. sad.

I love my new default browser Firefox4, but something needs to happen on their so-called 'acceleration' ..

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r_a_trip Member since:
2005-07-06

They also have the advantage to target solely DirectX, while others are multi-plarform.

Advantage? IMNSHO, that depends on viewpoint. If you are joined at the hip to Windows, this might be a boon, but not if you are on a non-MS platform. As long as MS is not going to think multi-platform, IE is not going to be on my radar, no matter how good that browser gets.

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tomcat Member since:
2006-01-06

They also have the advantage to target solely DirectX, while others are multi-plarform. Advantage? IMNSHO, that depends on viewpoint. If you are joined at the hip to Windows, this might be a boon, but not if you are on a non-MS platform. As long as MS is not going to think multi-platform, IE is not going to be on my radar, no matter how good that browser gets.


They do think multi-platform. As in, XP, Win7, Win8, etc. What other platforms would you have them support? Linux? LOL!

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