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Windows 7: Microsoft: IE8 beats Firefox and Chrome in 7 out of 10


18 Jun 2009   #1

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Microsoft: IE8 beats Firefox and Chrome in 7 out of 10

With its new "Windows Internet Explorer 8: Get the facts" website, Microsoft is promoting IE8 in a questionable way. Ars investigates.

Full Story: Microsoft: IE8 beats Firefox and Chrome in 7 out of 10 areas - Ars Technica


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18 Jun 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

I was a long IE fan, but Firefox, Safari 4 and Chrome all beat IE in my opinion.

In Speed mostly, thats what everyone wants these days is speed.
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18 Jun 2009   #3

Windows 7
 
 

I love Point 8 - Compatibility: Internet Explorer 8 is more compatible with more sites on the Internet than any other browser.

It's spin for: We've abused our market position to disregard standards to the detriment of competition, so you're stuck with us forever.
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18 Jun 2009   #4

Windows 7 SP1 x64 build 7601.21701
 
 

IE is decent (its not perfect, but deacent) enough i never bothered with any other browser. However i still have chrome installed as well for that one site/month that i see and doesnt work in IE.
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18 Jun 2009   #5
LFB

Windows7 Enterprise SP1 x64 (Technet)
 
 

i like (and use sometimes) the internet Explorer...

But no one beats Opera... it was the first with 100/100 on Acid3 Test...
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18 Jun 2009   #6

XP Pro SP3 x86/Vista SP2 x64/Win7 x64 Triple-boot
 
 

I mainly use IE but I always have firefox installed just to check the webpages I put together work in everything else. I hate having to deal with 'double-standards' whilst coding php and the alike.

All the css hacks involved just so a page looks right in IE is bad. If MS made there browser follow the standards to start with, I doubt I would have Firefox installed at all.
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18 Jun 2009   #7

Windows 7 Build 7127 (64-bit)
 
 

Hmm...why don't I perform my own little test? It's called Acid3 (we all know it, but apparently not MS). Blah blah blah, test complete, lets see the results shall we!

Firefox/Minefield: 94%
Chrome: 99%
Opera: 100%
IE8: 12%

Bravo!
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18 Jun 2009   #8

Windows 7 x64 Build 7127
 
 

I wonder how much Microsoft payed ars technica to publish such non-sense article...
IE 8, is no match against Firefox, chrome or safari.

In fact, i had few of my mates saying that, IE 7, is much better and faster than IE 8.

ACID TEST
IE8 = 12%.
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18 Jun 2009   #9

XP Pro SP3 x86/Vista SP2 x64/Win7 x64 Triple-boot
 
 

How come, when pages are coded poorly everyone blames the browsers lol? Yes other browsers might error-handle better but pages should be checked before-hand! It's an invalid arguement if you ask me..



AcidTest coders fail:
Firefox results for the called XML script @ Test
Quote:
XML Parsing Error: mismatched tag. Expected: </p>.
Location: Test
Line Number 6, Column 32: <p> <strong/> Parsing Test </strong> </p>
-------------------------------^


IE8 results for the called XML script @
Test
Quote:
The XML page cannot be displayed

Cannot view XML input using XSL style sheet. Please correct the error and then click the Refresh button, or try again later. End tag 'strong' does not match the start tag 'p'. Error processing resource 'http://acid3.acidtests.org/xhtml.2'. Line 6,...
<p> <strong/> Parsing Test </strong> </p>-------------------------------^

And here's the result of a 'Markup Validation' at the W3C...
[Invalid] Markup Validation of http://acid3.acidtests.org/xhtml.2 - W3C Markup Validator
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18 Jun 2009   #10

Windows 7 Build 7127 (64-bit)
 
 

AcidTest also has some purposely built in errors to also test a browser's error handling capabilities. I think IE will pull off a 60% in Acid3 by the time other browsers are acing Acid9.
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