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Discuss: IE9 Beta

September 24, 2010 at 02:17:55
Specs: Windows 7
Hi all,

This week's poll question is about the announcement from Microsoft that over 2 million people have downloaded IE9 beta. Discuss here what you think of Microsoft's latest browser, and, if you like, the poll results themselves.


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September 24, 2010 at 13:25:11
I learned a long, long time ago with MS you don't touch anything when it first comes out. This applies to service packs, hotfixes, and operating systems.

Beta software is completely out of the question. Not on my computers, not ever! I prefer to let MS work their bugs out on other people's systems thank you very much.

It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

***William Henley***

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September 24, 2010 at 14:35:40
I too stopped allowing myself to be used as a guinea pig testing beta software for Microsoft. It's too bad Windows XP do not support Direct2D API which IE9 uses to accelerate content rendering. Globally spoeaking its too bad IE9 won't install on more than half of the computers running legacy Windows versions preceding Windows 7.

By the way where did the "two million" number come from? Did M$ make it up?


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September 24, 2010 at 16:44:04
I downloaded it last week. I'm impressed! It's much faster than IE8, the interface is drop dead gorgeous, and it finally supports HTML5. My only complaint is that the default font smoothing in GPU-accelerated mode makes text slightly blurry. They'll probably have that small glitch fixed in the final release.

It's a solid browser, and I'm happy Microsoft finally decided to drop XP and take full advantage of D2D in Win7 and Vista. 'Bout dang time!

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September 24, 2010 at 17:51:18
I only have IE for those packages that need it. Otherwise I have Chrome, Firefox, Iron, and Safari. I've just installed Ubuntu on all of my XP and newer machines (dual boot). Last bought Office 2000. Over the last 30 years I've spent way too much for Microsoft products.

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September 30, 2010 at 02:16:49
"Have you downloaded IE9 beta?"

No I haven't downloaded IE9 Beta...because I'm still running Windows 95 and Windows 98...ha ha ha ha ha!

I might add that none of my colleagues on Windows 2000 and Windows XP are running it either because it won't run on those OS's either.

Oh well...I guess that's what open source browsers like Firefox and Opera are for.

Nice job Micro$haft...I believe the exodus to alternate browsers and OS's is picking up speed.

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September 30, 2010 at 21:57:56
Slow down dang I am still adjusting IE 8 to the way I want it.

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September 30, 2010 at 23:12:38
I dont want test Microsoft's noob program's.


@"Don't put a question here" Why?

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October 7, 2010 at 01:47:22
But still, some reviews are great although, the last time I've installed a Mozilla Beta on my PC, it always crashed until a blue screen of death appeared.

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October 7, 2010 at 23:37:33
I quit using IE after Microsoft announced that Windows XP will be unsupported next year while everybody I know is still running XP and the state of California is still using Windows XP because it costs too much to upgrade all the computers to 2 Gb. Ram

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