Posts Tagged ‘ie9’

New IE9 Beta Leaks to the Web

Wednesday, November 24th, 2010

Meh. I think I’ll wait for the official release. During this time of the year, I’m already far too busy with other stuff to bother with downloading a beta test version of IE9.

Neowin is reporting that new beta of Microsoft’s Internet Explorer 9 browser has leaked to the web.  The new build, version 9.0.8027.6000 apparently began circulating on the weekend which meant, as it was apparently compiled on Friday 19th October, it must have leaked almost immediately having been finalised.


Internet Explorer 9 Platform Preview 7 Released

Thursday, November 18th, 2010

If you’re anxious to check out IE9 before the official release date, here’s how …

Microsoft has just released Internet Explorer 9 Platform Preview 7 on their IE9 testdrive website. Users should not confuse the platform preview releases with the beta release of Internet Explorer 9. The former come without a full web browsing interface, i.e. a address bar is missing. The platform previews show the development process of Internet Explorer 9, and give testers and tech enthusiasts time to test the recent development builds of the browser.


Vista to Windows 7 Upgrade Downgrades IE9 to IE8

Wednesday, November 17th, 2010

If you’ve recently upgraded Vista to Windows 7, you might want to check to see if the version of IE that you’re running is still up to date.

Windows Vista users who have been testing the beta of Microsoft’s latest web browser Internet Explorer 9 may be in for a surprise if they upgrade their Vista installation to Windows 7. What happens is that these users will notice that Internet Explorer 9 is no longer installed on their computer system. Instead, Internet Explorer 8 is once again on the system. In short, the upgrade from Vista to Windows 7 will downgrade Internet Explorer 9 to Internet Explorer 8 if present on the system.


IE9 Scrubs Up Well Against the HTML5 Competition

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010

From what I’ve seen, Microsoft has no problems complying with their own standards, it’s other people’s standards that give Microsoft a problem …

Microsoft has for years been accused of being shy about standard’s compliance.  For many years they said they could do the web better and, for many years the web went along with it.

Recently though the company has taken a more pragmatic approach and has moved, slowly admittedly, towards full standards compliance.  With their next browser, Internet Explorer 9, they’ve said it will be fully compliant and recent tests from the W3C organisation certainly bear this out.


IE9 Beta Gets 6 Million Downloads in Two Weeks

Friday, October 1st, 2010

I’m kind of anxious to check out IE9, so I can see for myself how it stacks up to other browsers …

Microsoft’s web browser market share has been hemorrhaging ever since the first launch of Mozilla’s Firefox browser.  Now the fight back has begun with the, frankly excellent, Internet Explorer 9 and the move towards HTML 5.


Display Internet Explorer 9 Menu Bar Always, And On Top

Monday, September 20th, 2010

Here’s a simple trick for IE9 User’s who miss the menu bar …

Browser developers all seem to have found that a new minimalism design wise works best for their browsers. The menu elements are reduced throughout the bank, which leads to criticism of users who do not want to miss those items. Good developers make the changes optional, so that users have a choice. Bad ones force the changes upon the user, with no option to go back.

Internet Explorer 9 Beta has several of those changes. One of them is that the menu bar is hidden by default. The menu bar contains the File, Edit, View, Favorites, Tools and Help menu items which have been part of the Internet Explorer ever since it was introduced.


Internet Explorer 9 Beta Download Available

Thursday, September 16th, 2010

Boy, there sure are a lot of articles about IE9 on the RSS feeds today …

Microsoft has released the first public beta of the upcoming Internet Explorer 9 web browser a few minutes ago. This beta release is the first public version of IE9 with a user interface. And that user interface has changed a lot, compared to previous Internet Explorer versions.


Internet Explorer 9 review

Thursday, September 16th, 2010

Here’s an interesting peek at the newest version of IE …

IE9 is minimal but has some nifty new features such as fast graphics and HTML5 compliance. So how does it stack up?

What’s the first thing you do with a new Windows PC? Chances are you’ll download a new browser. Chrome, Firefox, Flock … anything but Internet Explorer. However, Microsoft has just unleashed the beta version of IE9, which could make you change your mind about browsers.


Facebook to kill off IE6 support

Friday, August 27th, 2010

I believe that YouTube has already stopped supporting IE6 … I guess it’s time for a browser update.

Internet Explorer is the black sheep of the browser community.  It’s about as standards compliant as the overweight kid in the school athletics team, and as insecure as Fort Knox with the front door open.  Annoyingly though it’s still out there and being used.

Now there might be some light at the end of the tunnel.  Social networking giant Facebook is planning to drop support for chat on their site  for IE6 when the beta for IE9 appears next month.  This will be as part of a wider overhaul of their chat service.


Internet Explorer 9, Platform Preview 4 Released

Thursday, August 5th, 2010

It doesn’t sound like it does all that much at this stage, but sneak-peaks of soon-to-be-released products are always kind of interesting …

The Internet Explorer team just as expected released the fourth platform preview of the upcoming Internet Explorer 9 browser. The preview still offers no “real” user interface, but lots of progress has been made under the hood.