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Old 09-21-2010, 01:00 AM
 
Location: Western Bexar County
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Well, the IE9 beta is out. I am trying it and the MS new motto must now be less is better. That is, less clutter with no menu bars. It does seem a tad faster than IE8.
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Old 09-21-2010, 06:19 AM
 
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They are trying to give more real estate to content. A queue they took from Google's Chrome. It should be quite a bit speedier on computers with discrete GPUs because it uses DirectX acceleration (DD and hardware js execution). It also has VRML-like capabilities that utilize the GPU acceleration.
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Old 09-21-2010, 08:49 PM
 
Location: 10110001010110100
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One mentality that MS has not gotten is simple and plain means ease of use and performance but I always disliked (or even hated) how they never allowed much of a customization of their product starting with Windows.

Yes, Chrome is plain and simple and possibly faster simply because of that but I also dislike Chrome because not only it lacks customization options but also the available options are nowhere near what Firefox offers.
So a tiny bit of extra speed, at least to me, is never as important as usability, functionality and tweakability of a web browser.

I never cared for IE7&8. They were both bloated, big toolbars and very few customization options.

A user should be able to hide/unhide and relocate any part of the buttons and menus available in a web browser.

Same thing kinda goes for Firefox but at least the menu/tool bar options are more than adequate and the way they organized the toolbar on top should be likable by most.
And for hardcore tweakers, there is always the about:config in the address field.
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Old 09-22-2010, 12:46 PM
 
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Is it just me or can you not remove bing? That kind of killed it for me
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Old 09-22-2010, 05:35 PM
 
Location: 10110001010110100
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Is it just me or can you not remove bing? That kind of killed it for me
Were you referring to the IE Add-ons by any chance? If so, I was able to remove it by going to :
Tools > Internet Options > Programs > Manage Add-ons > select Bing and click Remove.
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Old 09-28-2010, 11:30 AM
 
Location: Meeami
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I had to revert back to 8. Very little of what i had to do for work, worked with 9. I have firefox but hated switching back and forth. Now back to 8 and all is well. 9 was impressive in its speed and some of the demos were impressive, but overall i just need it to work! For a home computer i woud install it, as long as that computer had Firefox to fall back on.
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