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Windows 7: IE9 Preview 3 vs. Firefox 4.0 pre-Beta vs. Chrome 5.0 – Hardware


08 Jul 2010   #11

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

I guess that I will have to wait, because it won't work on my old video cards. I wonder if IE9 would also require a 9x or better card?


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08 Jul 2010   #12

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

OK, I tried enabling hardware acceleration, but it seriously degraded the quality (especially anti-aliasing) of the Firefox window. Also, it didn't play very nice with the FRAPS framerate counter.
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08 Jul 2010   #13

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Yeah lets see a test of FF with HW acceleration on against IE9 already :/

I dislike FF and it's CONSTANT litany of bugs I have to deal with every day, every version whereas IE seems to nearly always "just work". But comparing current "default settings" in beta browsers which will likely NOT represent the default settings upon release is meaningless. Test HW rendering against HW rendering and SW rendering against SW rendering. Still a bit meaningless at this early stage of betas but at least not completely useless like that article
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08 Jul 2010   #14

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fseal View Post
Yeah lets see a test of FF with HW acceleration on against IE9 already :/

I dislike FF and it's CONSTANT litany of bugs I have to deal with every day, every version whereas IE seems to nearly always "just work". But comparing current "default settings" in beta browsers which will likely NOT represent the default settings upon release is meaningless. Test HW rendering against HW rendering and SW rendering against SW rendering. Still a bit meaningless at this early stage of betas but at least not completely useless like that article
I don't know what it is, but I've never had a single bug with Firefox, at least not with the public releases...
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08 Jul 2010   #15

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

One immediate example, editing posts on this very site in the quick reply menu randomly hides the cursor when you mouse click around to edit typos. Not all lthe time. but it gets into that "mode" occasionally, it's amazingly hard to edit text without a cursor

But I really just meant that even though my preference is heavily for IE and am looking forward to IE9, it pains me to see such utterly slanted articles about it
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08 Jul 2010   #16

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BCXtreme View Post
OK, I tried enabling hardware acceleration, but it seriously degraded the quality (especially anti-aliasing) of the Firefox window. Also, it didn't play very nice with the FRAPS framerate counter.
Yeah, the quality is the only problem I have really; some person in the comments on that articles listed a patch, but I don't know how to enable it. :P If you want the link to it, here it is:

https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=548072
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08 Jul 2010   #17

W7 X-64 W8.1 X-64 Opensuse 13.1 W2003 Server
 
 

Hi guys

the problem with this type of stuff is that a lot of Internet performance problems are totally outside the users (or their browsers) control.

If I've got a slow connection it won't really matter how efficient my browser is.

Similarly even if I have a FAST connection but the site I'm connecting to has a problem od bandwidth etc then no browser will fix that problem either.

However better security -- especially for "drive by" type problems would be a much better "sell point" IMO.

I think IE9 will be a success because of its integration with Windows -- for alternative Windows browsers the days of Opera and Firefox have really passed their peak -- there really isn't that much point in using these any more -- although for Non Windows systems there is still a convincing case.

Competition is good but as far as alternative browsers are concerned -- IE9 will have it -- the whole explorer integration is so tightly bound into the Windows kernel that in this instance I'd let MS have it --it really is an integral part of the OS these days.

The competion is still out there but not really for too much longer -- who remembers Netscape or Lotus 1-2-3 evn though at the time of release they were excellent products.

Cheers
jimbo
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08 Jul 2010   #18

Windows 7 Ultimate (64)
 
 
Acid3 Test

Not taking a position as I'm not very familiar with browser test, but I have just download the FF4.0b2 beta with hardware acceleration.

Ran the Acid3 test with this result: Left is FF, Right is what the Acid3 site showed as the same test of IE9...


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08 Jul 2010   #19

Black Label 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
who remembers Netscape or Lotus 1-2-3 evn though at the time of release they were excellent products.

Cheers
jimbo
haha - Lotus 123. I was too much into One-on-One Dr. J Vs. Larry Bird but remember Lotus being a giant way back when.


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08 Jul 2010   #20

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Each release of IE 9 has been moving higher and higher on the acid 3 test. We don't know where it will land on release. Over the last three releases it's gone from like 35 to 85 so it's looking pretty good.
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