Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Internet Explorer 9 Beta is Available as of September 15, 2010


Last week, Microsoft released the highly-anticipated beta version of Internet Explorer 9.  You can see the new features, take a test drive of the application, and download IE9 on Microsoft's official page located here: http://ie.microsoft.com/testdrive/

With the most recent release, Microsoft is hoping to gain back ground lost to Firefox and Chrome in recent years.  What's your preferred/primary Internet browser?  (See poll on the side.)


Has anyone downloaded and used the beta IE9?  If so, what do you think about it?

140 comments:

Gopher Bandit said...

People still use IE? I feel like there are so many better options out there (Mozilla and Chrome)...I'll let someone else review this product for me before I go through the trouble of DLing it.

Cris said...

im a firefox user and it wont be change in the future ..

Home Alone Stoned said...

chrome > firefox > ie

KnightOnlineGoldMaker said...

I have been beta testing most of there explorers when it comes out i just heard about e9 just now from this blog, probley gonna try it out, the internet browser i use now is google chrome and sometimes Firefox on my other computer. Both are great!

Shelby Fox said...

On my blog stats, I can see which percentage of my vistors are using which browser.

I think around 6% of the visitors use IE....so low!

Cynthia said...

I'll stick to firefox even if they release version 11 right now :)

Sweeeeeetas said...

Thanks for this, didnt know! IE has a lot of catching up to do! I mean look how long it took them to implement something as simple as tabbed browsing :/

I actually use both firefox (preference) and IE...I hate chrome for some reason.

razortek said...

do what u want couse a pirate is free!You're a Pirate!!
cool!suppin bro :)
check both my blogs are interesting! ;)

Iggy said...

G Chrome All the way!

Ishu said...

Yeah, I use Mozilla and am happy with it xD

David said...

Sorry not a fan of EI..

Red Baron said...

IE ? hahahaha

ramrod360 said...

I hope its better than other older ones, they all fail.

Anonymous College Student said...

Chrome user here. I sometimes still use IE because for some reason Chrome wont download certain pages correctly.

Mr. Black said...

I'll have to look into it, however, I don't see me dropping Firefox as my main browser, regardless of what OS I'm running.

OMGRAVE! said...

google's taking over =/

Drackar said...

Microsoft needs to stop trying, and stop forcing IE on us. It's garbage, and it's been garbage for years.

ShredGuitar said...

Haha, very nice!

David Davidson said...

Last time I checked, Internet Explorer was a piece of garbage and always will be.

Firefox is superior.

Bad MSPainter said...

I use Firefox and Chromium. I have others installed but that is just so I can test out what my websites look like in multiple browsers.

Trades For Veterans said...

LOL, I try to delete every component of IE from my computer, I can't stand IE, Keep postin!

Saveit said...

Hi. Thanks for keeping me up to date on these things.

Sadistic said...

I've had nothing but problems from IE for years. I tried firefox, but then switched to Opera and haven't turned back.

Deep Thought said...

Agree with Gopher Bandit. What are people thinking?

Water Proof Chicken said...

I hate IE too

Lewis Candler said...

i think that this redeem IE

Gaius Baltar said...

I use Safari, don't make fun of me...

But thank you for the info!

BobComboBreaker said...

I've had you on my custom following list for a while, but I guess I never actually added you, so now I have. sorry 'bout that.

banon09 said...

I'll stick with FF

haiguize said...

have you downloaded it? what do you think?

Blinkin said...

firefox kthx!

divx said...

firefox all day
supporting

cooperlife said...

wait... they are still making new versions of IE?
Why?

It's been proven to be THE #1 slowest browser available.

Joshua said...

I've been using it on my test machine, its useful for somethings and comparatively faster than Firefox 4 occasionally.

Eferhilda said...

I may give it a try but right now I am all about Chrome.

Defkon said...

The only thing IE is good for is downloading a better browser.

chasityxo said...

firefox ftw!

Randyz said...

will stick with firefox

Randy Weezner said...

I thought we were at IE10?

THE FAV LIST said...

File this post under comedy my friend.

Structus Postumus said...

Hehe, I'm mac user and even if IE would be available on mac I still would stay with safari ;)

TheGamer said...

I prefer Chrome :)

Crunky said...

The first week I had ie8 it wouldn't play youtube video, or flash at all... they did fix it, but by then i had reverted and wouldn't try it again for over 9000 months

The Loon said...

This is news to me...

Johnny Washburn said...

wonder if its better than chrome?

LithianLord said...

Sorry, Firefox is where it is indeed at.

tienstormirk said...

I'm not surprised to see many firefox fans here.

tienstormirk said...

firefox forever!

http://thisbloghasPORN.blogspot.com/ said...

ehh, it's okay. firefox still tops i think

Austin Da Silveira said...

I was a devout IE user for years, refused to switch over to firefox (I just disliked it), then finally I got fed up and made the move. Now I use google Chrome and I couldn't be happier, Microsoft's gonna have to work really hard to even get me to consider opening up their browser.

Naj said...

i use firefox in everything except blogging, for that i use chrome.

Katie Greene said...

i'm still waiting for the glorious return of Netscape Navigator

peedewba said...

i like chrome better!

darkmanx said...

Yeah I have to go with

1.chrome
2.firefox and
3.explorer

Oscar said...

i sticking to firefox

loloriz0r said...

heard it'll be a lot better (also in aspects of appearance) than the previous crap-versions :>

netz3r0 said...

haha, i didn't know that?! or did i? good post anyway :D

Dilly Skates said...

wuuuuuuuuut a 9?!

DongAlong said...

looks cool. but IE always sucked

Themensquarters said...

Ha, Firefox all day everyday man!

Mecha Six VII said...

IE is horrid! HORRID I SAY

Sweeeeeetas said...

I like your blog's design!

AdPlusCommunications said...

I'm not much a fan of IE, but I've heard good things so I might give it a shot.

Teegs said...

Firefox is my primary browsers, I have however tried chrome/opera. I like the sleek look of chrome but the addons of firefox keep me hooked.

Following and Supporting!

ShiningMeow said...

I stay away from Internet Explorer like the plague. I'd rather be using Firefox Beta 4 than IE Beta 9.

fat daddy said...

I use firefox about 90% of the time. Occasionally there's a site I come across where firefox doesnt work.

MushroomElk said...

DO NOT WANT IE! FF is fine ok!

Erroneous Maximus said...

Hey thank you for the comment and follow! Love the Computa-Matata here ;)

- Enfermo - said...

Very interisting.... Good Job!

Shane said...

Chrome is the only correct choice

GKBLOG said...

You ever use linux? I prefer it.

Skutt Panda PO said...

IE 9 is a fuking copy i can open XML documents is a shit like all microsoft browsers

I use SW Iron browser open source from chrome is verry fast

srmatanza said...

Firefox all the way long!
Chromium is good too

arnyke said...

i like your post !!

GamestarrArts said...

Firefox is still tops unfortunately.. I say unfortunately because I've had some compatibility and missing plugin issues that are still unresolved.. but I wouldn't use anything else. Chrome was actually slower for me, believe it or not..

Supportin'!

Antibiootikum said...

I heard it looked like Chrome. If so im probably going to change over :P

Sam said...

Its all about Chrome - quickest browser on my macbook... Cheers for post

Follow and click back, cheers

! Movies, Games, And More ! said...

been a while since i tried IE but i will check it out

arnyke said...

i like your post !!

Randy said...

Hmm im so used to Firefox that I dont think i'd upgrade. But for the older folks I think it would be useful if it doesn't crash this much and is easier to design on.

Admin said...

I'am wainting for a good CSS3 implementation !

izmeer said...

Might be cool

Skunkfunk said...

Chrome all the way

The State of Human Intelligence said...

Great blog, man!

Hope you`ll check out mine as well.

Dr. Phun said...

Doesn't really matter, firefox ftw :)

daniel. said...

no ways! support it.

YEP, GEDDON! said...

IE is dead now.

Muhunty said...

omg IE is so old. Why ppl still using it.

Bart said...

hey thanks

The Angry Vegetarian said...

I'll give it a shot. Actually, I won't. Not in beta. I'm a bit close minded ever since I used IE 8. HATED IT

Dungeoneer said...

I'll be followin' you thru my Chrome browser :)

Falling Down said...

I think I'll stick to good ol' Firefox for now...

Jacob said...

for what will be using for? downloading Mozilla :))

branco said...

while IE hasnt been my favorite browser (being a web developer I have to hack things for IE6/7) i have to say IE9 is shaping up to be a good browser. not every browser is utilizing HTML5 to its fullest , or at least i dont think so so having a valid opinion on something like this would be tough. ill have to give the beta a try

Falling Down said...

I've also been thinking about switching to a google browser though.

x said...

gotta look at it for work....do not want. haha

Collegiate Preps said...

Firefox bro!

CetaPara said...

as I know the packed some special stuff in the IE9 for developers and so on.

DailyDose said...

Lotta ignorance in these comments.. but I'll let it slide. It's good. I don't use it due to it not working the way I want with my mouse, though.

Laughing Vault said...

cool

iMonei said...

chrome > *

hunter time said...

i dunno if i ever will go back to IE unless it changes drasticly

Maxxy said...

that sounds inovative... :)

Pulled a Mussel said...

Not many of my blog visitors use IE xP

but I can understand why.

I like this blog! I have a MBP and a PC and I love em both.

PS thanks for visiting my blog!

Kevorkian said...

I use Chrome and i used Firefox for a long time before, i don't think i'll ever get back to IE.

Tho i heard the new one will not be a joke as the actual and older versions.

DDX said...

Think, I'll be sticking with FF

lk clip said...

I prefer Chrome, but i have been using Firefox for a pretty long time

Ocioso said...

IE = crap D:

shadowpikachu said...

you know IE is pretty... bad right -_-

Chip said...

Chrome all the way. If you use IE you are a loser who doesnt know anything@

Alexander said...

I'll just keep to my Firefox but nonetheless, I will give it a shot.

Mr. Derp said...

I gave up on IE years ago, I then moved on to Firefox for a few years until it started messing up on me or unknown reasons so now I'm a Chrome user.

Splash87 said...

Ill have to give it a whirl, I am pretty happy with firefox and I kind of get set in my ways, like I cant stand the close tab x on each tab so I set it back to one in the right. I also had to change the way the tabs opened back to the old way. Plus I love all my plug-ins.

Viperman said...

I'm not gunna bother I use chrome so :)

StarWarsMadness said...

IE.....Let's hope it'll copy chrome or firefox.
Supporting.
May the FORCE be with you!

sod_roger001 said...

but will anyone ever use it!

Harry said...

I gave it a try. It's not enough to move me off of Chrome, but I do like the smoothness of the scrolling.

Personally I can't wait for Chrome 7.

In Dodd I trust said...

I TRIED TO GET THIS SHIT ON XP AND IT WONT UPDATE!

http://wordofdodd.blogspot.com/

Nigma said...

IE sux

Castoramic said...

I'll stay on my firefox but thanks for the news anyway !

Alucard said...

never been a fan of Ie myself. tho i will have to try it befor i say i hate it/

Diablo said...

I've been told its an almost carbon copy of chrome but i dont ever plan to leave my firefox <3

ramen noodle recipes said...

IE = Poo

Hitman said...

great post!

Follow back!

moxie said...

Great blog, good post man.

Juice Maker said...

I've IE9 for a few days now I don't care for too many bugs. I'll stick to Firefox or Chrome for now.

LOLMASTER said...

Chrome >>>>>>> anything really, I've been using it since it's out and it's the best !

Biff Tanner said...

It will FAIL

Daytona Jones said...

Ive been using firefox for some things and chrome for others. Firefox is a lot more controllable with add ons but i like google real nice and simple for just browsing and add block is nice

Trashcanman said...

sorry. never using IE

Tornado Jackson said...

I'm lovin' your blog, as usual.

http://tornadojackson.blogspot.com/

Ken Moon said...

Firefox for sure, I don't think IE will ever catch back up.

Silly Old Bum said...

i use Chrome.

JRam said...

If anyone has tried optimizing their web page for IE, they will have a justified hatred of IE (like me).

West0o3 said...

Good stuff

crammarc said...

Hmm I dont really use IE, is there a reason to?

Brandon said...

i tried ie9 beta and i like it... they stole most of the ideas from chrome ROFL... but i love chrome so im sticking with it.

kmartsmartsuperstar said...

I use chrome too. But I like testing with ie for the lulz. IE9 has some MODERN CSS support which is nice.

Michael Angelo Cerritos said...

I dont think IE will ever win those people back, sucks for them. As for me, its all about chrome.

Shugo said...

IE has run slower than any other browser as of IE7 i stopped using it..... Chrome ftw^^

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