• Microsoft's IE9 browser goes live
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[QUOTE=JackDestiny;27980022]It's funny that the other browsers still support xp[/QUOTE] According to this article from October, about 60% of Windows users are still on XP. [URL]http://www.tomshardware.com/news/Windows-XP-Windows-7-Windows-Vista-OS-Market-Share-xp,11412.html[/URL] Seems like it would be unwise for a software developer to do away with XP compatibility just yet. [QUOTE=BlkDucky;27980119]Oh please. OS's are ridiculously cheap. You can get Windows 7 for what, £70-80? That's maybe 2 new games and will last you a good few years. Your argument is invalid. Edit: And I think it's cheaper to upgrade from Vista and there are student discounts, too, if I remember right.[/QUOTE] £80 is still a lot of money to spend if the one you have works fine.
[QUOTE=BlkDucky;27980119]Your argument is invalid.[/QUOTE] "I am not from a poor family and can reasonably afford new things therefore your argument doesn't count anymore! :downs:"
I can understand not upgrading if you don't have the cash for it but if it's perfectly viable to switch you'd have to be stupid as hell not to
[QUOTE=cccritical;27980446]I can understand not upgrading if you don't have the cash for it but if it's perfectly viable to switch you'd have to be stupid as hell not to[/QUOTE] I'd like to have the money to upgrade, if I could spare it I would. It's just not worth it in my eyes. Maybe in a year or so it will, but right now it just doesn't make that much of a difference to me.
[QUOTE=Doomish;27980403]"I am not from a poor family and can reasonably afford new things therefore your argument doesn't count anymore! :downs:"[/QUOTE] I don't exactly come from a well-off family. I can't usually afford games etc. but I can still afford to buy an operating system once every 5 years. Edit: And I certainly can never afford games bought new. [editline]11th February 2011[/editline] [QUOTE=MegaJohnny;27980309]£80 is still a lot of money to spend if the one you have works fine.[/QUOTE] Yeah, I know. But if you consider how long you'll be using it, it's not exactly a huge price tag.
Microsoft's offering too little too late. IE already has a reputation for being the worst browser available and it's gonna take a lot of work to turn that around. I don't think Microsoft understands how deep the hole that they're trying to dig out of is.
Yay just what I wanted, another IE that I'll never install
I used IE for like 5 years ago then changed to Firefox then Chrome. Chrome is literally shitting on my game performance though when I'm running Chrome and a game at the same time.
Opera used to be miles ahead of any other browser, but it really isn't very special anymore. It's great on phones though.
[QUOTE=Jo The Shmo;27981021]Opera used to be miles ahead of any other browser, but it really isn't very special anymore. It's great on phones though.[/QUOTE] tab stacks and speed dial still make it infinitely better than anything else right now
[QUOTE=cccritical;27981300]tab stacks and speed dial still make it infinitely better than anything else right now[/QUOTE] And gestures, and integrated manual ad-block for image ads, and sometimes flash ads (depends on if the site refreshes is constantly like Grooveshark) It is just very flexible, and doesn't give me BSOD like Chrome was.
imo, Microsoft should drop the Internet Explorer name, and just create a new logo and name. I mean, most of you, when you see the IE logo, you're like "yeah that sucks" kinda like what they did to Microsoft Security Essentials.
I love how everyone just bashes it because it's IE. Fully HTML compat, full CSS compat, significantly faster in every area, addons (then again this has been supported since IE7). Even though I won't ever use it as my primary browser, at least I'm not a fanboy and can say it's a very great browser. The UI could be tweaked, but the internals are such an amazing improvement compared to 8.
[QUOTE=Panda X;27983306]I love how everyone just bashes it because it's IE. Fully HTML compat, full CSS compat, significantly faster in every area, addons (then again this has been supported since IE7). Even though I won't ever use it as my primary browser, at least I'm not a fanboy and can say it's a very great browser. The UI could be tweaked, but the internals are such an amazing improvement compared to 8.[/QUOTE] Well atleast the UI doesn't look that bad anymore. It's much more tolerable now.
[QUOTE=Giacomand;27978181]XP is still awesome. Even if Windows 7 is better, some people don't feel the need to give Microsoft money every 2-3 years just so they have their latest products. We aren't Mac fanboys. I will get it when it's convenient but till then, I like my Windows XP just fine.[/QUOTE] XP is 10 years old lmao. 2-3 years sure but i was in fucking elementary school when XP was released. Come on its time to let go of it.
Why are people bitching about this? Yeah sure IE7 and IE8 were rubbish. But companies can learn from their mistakes and Microsoft clearly did with IE9. Stop being so bitter. HTML5 Speed - IE vs. Chrome and Firefox [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D1vOcFujGKo&feature=player_embedded#at=533p[/media] Javascript Speed - IE vs. Chrome [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ixOw_9J2at0&feature=player_embedded#at=22[/media] IE for general browsing comes very close to Chrome and beats Firefox consistently. tl;dr: time to move on. Stop being biased.
Is it just me that thinks that tab placement is incredibly dumb and stupid?
I've never really been a big fan of Internet Explorer, mostly because it just seems unnaturally slow compared to other browsers (Firefox, Chrome, Opera, etc.) for seemingly no reason other than just faulty programming.
Ew, more people use Chrome than Opera?
[QUOTE=Jebus;27984222]Ew, more people use Chrome than Opera?[/QUOTE] they're both faster than firefox I'd say I still use firefox though, I just like it more idk
[QUOTE=Jebus;27984222]Ew, more people use Chrome than Opera?[/QUOTE] Opera's userbase is actually quite small compared to IE, Firefox, and Chrome.
[url]http://www.netmarketshare.com/browser-market-share.aspx?qprid=0[/url] Don't know how accurate this is but it's pretty close to the graph in the OP. [editline]11th February 2011[/editline] Only 2% use Opera. Interesting...
firefox > opera > chrome > safari > ie
GPU acceleration is a nice feature, but Firefox 4 will also have such feature.
[QUOTE=JT.;27984859]firefox > opera > chrome > safari > ie[/QUOTE] Firefox is great because of all the addons, but I still like my sleek Opera (fanboy right here) Also, Safari is really slow on PC, so I'd have to say IE9>Safari
[img]http://img818.imageshack.us/img818/2027/lolel.png[/img] Apparantly IE9 Support is malware according to AVG, I wouldn't blame it, they act as if they are.
"Microsoft has said the latest version of its internet explorer web browser puts it ahead of competitors like Google and Firefox." - that's clearly bullshit I have no problems with firefox and it works on XP.
[QUOTE=Chip;27985750]"Microsoft has said the latest version of its internet explorer web browser puts it ahead of competitors like Google and Firefox." - that's clearly bullshit I have no problems with firefox and it works on XP.[/QUOTE] It's faster than Firefox.
As a Firefox fanboy I must say I'm quite impressed with what MS have done. It completely kicks Firefox's ass speed wise. So far the good things I've seen: Faster than Chrome (obviously) and Firefox Supports quite a few interesting features that look actually usable in normal web design Much better text rendering The bad: Same shit UI History is still kept under favourites History is still completely unusable due to its stupid alphabetical sorting and being separated by site Still doesn't have any good addons Still tries to force bing and bing maps down your throat
Just strolled into sony style tonight, it was active on all the computers. [i]All of them[/i] [editline]11th February 2011[/editline] [QUOTE=JT.;27984859]chrome>opera>firefox>safari>ie[/QUOTE] Fixed that for ya
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