September 16, 2010

Internet Explorer 9 Beta released

IE 9 is now available in beta if you feel like trying it out. I'm personally more of a Firefox fan for many reasons, and I also use Chrome occasionally. But if you're more of the adventurous type go ahead and check it out, make sure you have some active protection as it's still beta so you never know what you're going to get ;)

Update:

IE 9 features:

  • Wow! You could easily compare the speed to Chrome
  • Graphics hardware acceleration
  • Has only one address/search field and even if using Google as the default search provider it will not send over your real-time keystrokes. So a plus on privacy and bandwidth saving in congested network infrastructures (imagine a few thousand people on one network typing in searches.. ouch!)
  • New download manager
  • You can now drag tabs out of the parent window like in Chrome of Firefox
  • Improved HTML5 support
The downside is that it's still in beta so most of us wouldn't probably want to use it on a daily basis (possible security risks) and if you install now it will replace IE 8 on your PC. No way to install it side by side with it's predecessor.

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