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Windows 7: Microsoft's IE9 to tap hardware for speed boost

23 Nov 2009   #1
Night Hawk

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Microsoft's IE9 to tap hardware for speed boost

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Microsoft's IE9 to tap hardware for speed boost

Rivals, including Mozilla and Opera, also working to boost their browsers' rendering speeds

By Gregg Keizer
November 22, 2009 03:05 PM ET

Computerworld - Microsoft's next browser, Internet Explorer 9 (IE9), will offload image and text rendering chores to the PC's graphic processor, one way the company plans to increase the browser's overall performance, according to the firm's top IE manager.

But Microsoft won't be alone. Rivals including Mozilla, which makes Firefox, and Norwegian developer Opera, are working on ways to use a computer's graphics processor unit (GPU) to accelerate their browsers.

Microsoft last week revealed a few details about IE9, which has no set ship date or even a publicly-disclosed development plan. While acknowledging that the company had a lot of catching up to do, however, Steven Sinofsky, Microsoft's president of Windows and Windows Live, said that early work on IE9 had already shown significant performance strides.

In a follow-up interview, Dean Hachamovitch, the general manager for IE, explained one way that Microsoft would speed up IE9.
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23 Nov 2009   #2
thefabe

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

Thamks N.H for doing all the research and posting of the articals. Fabe
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23 Nov 2009   #3
alwinwinjoe

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit Version 6.1 (build 7600.16385)
 
 

That's going to be a big leap for IE. Hoping it will be released soon enough...
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23 Nov 2009   #4
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

The beta release of IE 7 proceeded Vista as well as the IE 8 beta proceeding the 7 beta release back in Q4 2008. I wouldn't expect to see 9 until at least late 2010 if sooner then the testing on W8 early builds that will be likely in 2011 before any public availability for beta release to follow.

Back in the ME, 2K, followed by XP time frame IE 5.0 then 5.5 and soon after for XP IE 6 came close together and we all know how vulnerable IE 6 became to every bug so site tried to put on a system! If 9 goes fast then you might end up seeing an IE 10 ready and included in W8 when that comes out.
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24 Nov 2009   #5
Gornot

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I remember using IE8 on 32bit WinXP for the first time. I just loved the design and hated everything else. At the time of me using WinXP there were a lot of hacks involved, custom themes, cursors, fonts, and the first thing that made me give up on IE8 was that there was no text in the menus, due to WindowBlinds and the theme changes. Also, VobSub which is used for extracting subtitles from VOB files didn't work, this was a well-known issue.
And then, when I first installed Win7, I tried out IE8 again and loved it. I have been using it ever since, but lately I've noticed a few problems with handling Flash aplications and websites... But I am definitely looking forward to IE9 and, seeing as Microsoft is on a "winning spree" with Win7, MS Office 2010 and lots more, I have high hopes for this browser.
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24 Nov 2009   #6
Nburnes

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit & Ubuntu 10.04
 
 

Hopefully IE9 can make a complete package. I have never really enjoyed IE, but I will definitely be trying it out this time around.
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24 Nov 2009   #7
Gornot

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

The biggest problem about IE is that people keep dismissing it right away, without any interest in actually trying out the browser. I love it!
I used every major web browser since my first PC in 2004 and have to say that although IE really wasn't all that good before, IE8 was simply breathtaking.
People say to me: just use Firefox. And I did. And it looked impressive: custom themes, icons, add-ons, extensions etc. And then it crashed my system, I lost all my files and never used it again.
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24 Nov 2009   #8
Joshatdot

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

If I can't use AdBlock Plus or summat fur IE, then it's FF.
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24 Nov 2009   #9
Qdos

 

Internet Explorer supports plenty of Add-on modules, however they're not all free, so you'll possibly have to fork out some relatively small amount... that said I detest iE8 so much that I went to another browser and will not easily be tempted back...
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24 Nov 2009   #10
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

Actually the first impression of it's predacessor IE 7 was a let down here at first with the tabbed browsing opening everything in tab on onscreen while I always set things like the taskbar properties to never group or never combine in order to work with multiple windows individually.

The second best alternative to IE found is now the latest Opera 10 with Opera Unite. But IE 8 works here quite well as the primary browser and a wait for a look at the IE 9 beta will be interesting!
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