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Windows 7: IE9

21 Oct 2010   #1
Frank1

Desk Top with Win 7 Home Premium 64 bit and Lap Top with Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit
 
 
IE9

I downloaded and installed the beta IE9 on my netbook where my OS is Windows7 Starter. It's supposed to be faster than Google Chrome--so they say. But I don't think it's any faster than chrome; and as a matter-of-fact, I think it's slower. Maybe it's just my system, but has anyone else had any experience with it and what are your thoughts? Thanks, Frank


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21 Oct 2010   #2
wysiwyg

Vista Ultimate 32 bit, Win 7 Pro 32 bit, Win 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Don't forget its a Beta program, wait for the finished product before comparing.
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21 Oct 2010   #3
fseal

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Also, all those "speed" tests are 99% meaningless.

They either are testing one tiny piece of the entire web pie (ususally Java which most people never even run into) OR when they say that IE is 10 times slower than XXX then mean that XXX took 0.05 seconds to load and run a script and IE took 0.5 seconds and unless your sitting there with a stop watch you'll never see that kind of noise, especially when both browsers STILL need to DL the 800k of graphics before you can see anything anyway :P

In other words most of the speed claims, while "true" were nearly all useless in reality, all pure marketing BS, spouted by under market browser makers.

It's nice that IE is at least cleaning up its rendering and script engines enought to "level the playing field" wrt to Acid 3 and script performance. At least it wont be operas whipping boy any more (Though next Operas 100% acid score compared with IEs 95% will be THE END OF THE WORLD), but given that those were dubious tests to begin with, there really is very little to notice
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21 Oct 2010   #4
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

As has been said, IE9 is still in Beta so some of the code is not yet fully optimised. I have my homepage set to about:blank, but it still seems to take a while for that to come up when I fire up IE9. Hopefully, this issue will have been addressed by the time of the full release. Apart from that, I am having no issues with IE9 and it is working as it should.
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21 Oct 2010   #5
ken9122

Win7 x64 Ultimate SP1
 
 

You also may want to upgrade from Win 7 Starter if your netbook can handle it.

Ken
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21 Oct 2010   #6
RobinSchouten

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Nothing is really fast on a netbook. Lightweight applications do ok, but the netbook will have a hard time handling other applications.
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22 Oct 2010   #7
Frank1

Desk Top with Win 7 Home Premium 64 bit and Lap Top with Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Thanks for your response...
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22 Oct 2010   #8
si8mon

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Well i have a high end netbook (if you can call it that) and it runs Windows 7 Ultimate really well. Its a thinkpad 100e if anyone is interested.
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22 Oct 2010   #9
mckillwashere

Windows 7 x86/x64, Server 2008r2, Web Server 2008
 
 

Peacekeeper - The Browser Benchmark from Futuremark Corporation

Ie9 is still alot slower... and Chrome 7 is barely slower than chrome 6... this kinda tells us were we are going to sit with the final of both.
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22 Oct 2010   #10
Frank1

Desk Top with Win 7 Home Premium 64 bit and Lap Top with Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Has anyone heard when MS is coming out with the final release of IE?
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