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Windows 7: Chrome 10 vs. Internet Explorer 9

10 Mar 2011   #11

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Windows 7 x64

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IE8 finally got it right - rock solid stable, making the others' features seem amateurish by comparison.
I for one will choose to disagree there. I think most features are better implemented and more useful in both chrome and firefox. IE has just playing copycat lately in that regard.

I've felt the same way, since all browsers are free though, I've never really faulted anyone for feeling any different.
Firefox was using tabbed browsing for some time before IE finally picked it up though.
The developed Out of microsoft browsers don't have as much to lose when trying new things though. So we will more than likely continue to see features from them integrated into IE.

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10 Mar 2011   #12

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit

What a terrible article, so IE9 32bit is faster than IE9 64 bit thats useful info but then he tries to compare it to Chrome 10 based solely on a out of date benchmark that all modern browsers zip through with ease.
The takeaway is that, for now anyway, IE9 32-bit is unquestionably the best version of IE to run on any version of Windows Vista or 7. For the moment at last, IE 9, and not Chrome 10, is the fastest Web browser around.
Based on one benchmark he states that IE 9 is the fastest browser, never mind that IE 9 is cheating in the Sunspider benchmark & Chrome easily beats it in all the other benchmarks.
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11 Mar 2011   #13

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64)

I actually think that all those benchmarks are rather irrelevant for my everyday usage issues. Honestly, what difference does it make whether a website loads in 5 ms or 355 ms? And of course in reality no web site is that fast, regardless of which browser you use. Your system specs (i.e. your processor, whether you use an SSD, etc.) are likely to make a lot more difference for your computing experience.

I personally use almost no add-ons except for Java. I keep flash, but have it disabled almost all the time - actually that alone saves me from most annoying animated ads. There are very few sites that I can think of where flash is actually useful, even YouTube can be accessed without flash these days. So, if I need to watch an occasional video, I turn it on. Otherwise it's off.

In this situation, almost all browsers offer the same features. They all have an address bar, where I type a web address; they all have integrated search - and I should say I actually prefer to keep the address bar separate from the search bar, I don't see how the single bar is beneficial to what I do; all browsers have tabs and some sort of download manager (although even that is useful if you download many files at once over a slow connection). All browsers remember passwords. Privacy issues are now being addressed. So, what's the big difference between them? What are the revolutionary features that make any one of them to stand out from the crowd?

For my taste, the FF offers a better flexibility in dealing with cookies - I can white-list those I agree to keep and automatically erase all others when I close FF. This feature is missing in IE so far - and that's the difference for me.

As far as online banking, FF x64 without flash does very well, even though some banks have flash ads on their websites, which obviously won't work with flash disabled.

Now, what's missing in this discussion is the issue of security. 64-bit browsers may not offer much improvement in terms of speed, but they seem to offer better security, at lest at the moment. That's why I prefer to use 64-bit browsers. Their "slowness" is still nothing I can detect without running a benchmark and typically I don't do that, so I'm rather satisfied with how they work.
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12 Mar 2011   #14

Win 7 Professional 64bit

I used to use Opera for the longest while, but then I got bored of it and contra what a lot of people have mentioned, I have never found Opera to be that significantly faster. I did use FF a long time back. I am sure it has evolved since then, but I did not find it very comfortable. I was totally unhappy with IE7 and IE8 - though I did use IE8 a lot. This left me with Chrome, which I loved for its speed and simplicity. And then came IE9 Beta/RC. On my machine, Chrome 10 (stable version) and IE9 RC both have comparable speeds. But the thing that I like in IE9 is its more polished (in my opinion only) interface and its ability to mesh well with some of the Office products, especially OneNote. I know Chrome can do the same thing using the IE Tab extension, which I use a lot. But I think a native integration may work better - of course, I could be proved wrong.

So, as of now, in my books, IE9 provides an excellent experience (as does Chrome) but I seem to prefer IE9.

Edit: The thing that I really miss in IE9 is an in-built spellcheck. I can't for the life of me understand why IE9 does not incorporate this!
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12 Mar 2011   #15

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64

The thing about FF is the stuff that really makes it cool you have to dig for.
They always feature the stupidest little plug-ins and add-ons and keep the real jewels hidden.

stuff like greasemonkey -
and ubiquity -

Stuff that anyone willing to take a few minutes can use to customize things to almost no end. I've even used greasemonkey to create auto scripts for handling stuff in browser based games.

Very easily I might add I'm a pretty poor programmer.

If you are a forum bug I highly recommend lazarus too.

never have to retype anything again because you accidentally closed a window or a connection/system failure.
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12 Mar 2011   #16
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8

never have to retype anything again because you accidentally closed a window or a connection/system failure.
That would be for me. I loose postings quite often because of a false maneuver.
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13 Mar 2011   #17

Windows 7 Ultimate x86

Well i personally think that IE isnt really a good Internet explorer period... it givees me more problems then anything else. i think chrome 10 FTW!
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