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All posts tagged "internet explorer 9"


Saturday, February 12, 2011

Behold The Future! Behold Internet Explorer 9!

Posted by Hooch Tan in "Digital Home News" @ 01:00 PM

http://www.zdnet.com/blog/bott/ie9-...et-pay-off/2954

"By any objective standard, Microsoft has succeeded at the task it set out to do: build a fast, standards-compliant browser with a clean, modern design that integrates well with Windows 7. But is that enough to preserve its shrinking lead in an increasingly competitive field of browsers? Can it convince defectors to end their experiments with Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox and return to the fold?"

The browser wars continue and Microsoft is still making strides to make sure it stays relevant in today's digital marketplace. With it now being much closer to standards compliant, it almost seems to me as if browsers have become utilitarian, or almost a commodity. Allowing for minor quirks, websites seem to work in most browsers without a hitch. Considering the trend towards mobility these days, I think that rendering speed and battery saving features (like hardware acceleration) have become the most important on a technical level though it looks as if everyone is already addressing that.

What will make any browser stand out over any other is likely to be the feel and customizability. I have seen people very used to a particular pattern on how to do things (I am victim to that myself) so any straying from a rhythm I am used to is bound to make me feel uncomfortable. What it likely comes down to is that the only reason Internet Explorer could remain dominant is because it being a "default" choice for Windows computers. With that market also diminishing, it looks like it looks like IE9 is made to stay competitive, not on the top.


Wednesday, December 15, 2010

IE9 Trounces Rival Browsers in Socially-Engineered Security Attacks

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Digital Home News" @ 02:37 PM

http://www.pcworld.com/businesscent...r_security.html

"A new report from NSS Labs studies how various Web browsers perform when it comes to blocking socially-engineered attacks. The startling results show that Internet Explorer isn't just better than rival browsers like Chrome and Firefox--but leaves competitors completely in the dust."

I've been using IE9 beta on the Lenovo M90z and it's quite impressive; it has the svelte space-saving UI of Chrome, and apparently also has excellent security when it comes to protecting users from socially-engineered attacks. This is a nice win for Microsoft!


Thursday, June 24, 2010

Internet Explorer 9 Demos Hardware Acceleration

Posted by Hooch Tan in "Digital Home News" @ 02:00 PM

http://www.ubergizmo.com/15/archive...erformance.html

"For hardware companies, it's like a dream come true: after years of failed attempts at using 3D on the web, graphical user interfaces and video will make their GPUs indispensable to practically all web users. This is yet one more reason to demand a graphics processor in your computer. And because all this new stuff is based on DirectX, AMD and NVIDIA did not have to sweat too much (if at all): it's all supported in the existing drivers."

Good thing that Internet Explorer 9 will only be used by proper notebooks and desktops. If Internet Explorer 9 were to be used by netbooks, it would be crippled by poorly performing hardware acceleration. But that is okay, because Intel believes that netbooks do not need to have good 3D capabilities. Yes, I am not willing to let that one go. The writing is on the wall, and hardware acceleration is becoming more common for more and more tasks. Sure, I cannot imagine how one would use thousands of browser elements to manage my webmail, but the capability should be there, and someone else could come up with some wonderful new way that could only be possible through innovations such as this. And this will not just be a Internet Explorer thing. From the looks of it, it is where the future of web browsers lie.


Thursday, February 18, 2010

Internet Explorer 9 Demo at MIX Conference in March

Posted by Eriq Cook in "Digital Home News" @ 12:30 AM

http://www.betanews.com/article/Int...ence/1266426157

"It could possibly be at least as significant a technology upgrade as Windows 7 itself: the replacement of Microsoft's current Web browser -- and with it, its rendering engine for dynamic text -- with entirely new code for Internet Explorer 9..."

With the official announcement of Windows Phone 7 Series this month and Internet Explorer 9 at the MIX10 conference next month (March 15-17th, Las Vegas), it seems that Microsoft is poised to make a serious comeback in arenas not "captured as well" over the last few years. The next version of Internet Explorer is anticipated to be completely revamped, with a new dynamic rendering engine stated to be faster that then the most recent versions of Firefox and Safari. Full story...


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