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Originally Posted by ShadowEW View Post

Honestly didn't surprise me, the days of slating IE are drawing to an end. I guess the first wakeup call for MS was having to offer users a choice of browser after a fresh OS (albeit it's a windows update pushed concept)

I wouldn't be so quick to think of IE as a good browser - it's still sorely lacking in support for new standards - miles from where it was with the disaster that was IE6, but still not good.
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I like IE9, but the only reason I stick with chrome is the ability to log in and get all my bookmarks anywhere I go.

This is available in Windows 8 if you link your MSN account to separate computers.

Also available in Firefox
post #23 of 67
if you dont use ie9 then you dont know how easy for tester to screw ie9 .how?dont use ms security solution (wich are required to be seperate)since we all know they finally fixed this nightmare in w8.all is good.i tried the other browser.i was with ff for close to 10 years.one thing missing in all browser.proper color detection.like is he using ycbcr.srgb.icc.is it 4.4.4. 4.2.2 all fail.ff as an edge but nothing of substance
post #24 of 67
I'll stick to Chrome thanks. GMail integration and full syncing with my phone is something I'd like to keep.

I still find that IE9 loads way too slowly and has way too much trouble with dynamic content compared to other browsers. And the ultimate security barrier is my physical self, so as long as I don't make a mistake, my Chrome will still be the safest browser for me.
   
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post #25 of 67
Sensationalist article.

This has nothing to do with malware.


From the actual report:
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Click fraud catch rates are Chrome 1.6%, Firefox 0.8%, Internet Explorer 96.6%, and Safari 0.7%.

Click fraud is anytime you click on a link and it takes you somewhere you don't expect, so like if you click on blank space in a website and it opens an ad.

Chrome and Firefox with their ad blocker extensions would probably "ace" this worthless test too.
    
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post #26 of 67
Before clicking on thread title on homepage: "Oh God, another Microsoft sponsored browser test"
After reading article: "Yep, Microsoft sponsored browser test..."
post #27 of 67
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Microsoft IE9 blew away Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Apple Safari in new tests by NSS Labs to measure the ability of web browsers to block malware and catch click fraud.

* Looks back at the critical vulnerability last week. * (http://arstechnica.com/security/2012/09/critical-zero-day-bug-in-microsoft-internet-explorer/)

Yup. Blown away.
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post #28 of 67
"Google Chrome 15-19"

Chrome is at v22 now...Hardly a fair test.
Quite honestly, I'd think it's like Anti-Virus programs, wait an update or two then test again and IE9 will be at the bottom and Firefox on top, wait and retest again and then IE9 will be somewhere else, Firefox somewhere else, etc, I just use Pale Moon x64 with Ghostery, Adblock and NoScript, I was using Chrome with its Chrome versions of those but the most recent update broke Spell Check among other things, it also felt less fluid for me.
    
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post #29 of 67
IE9 was a very huge improvement. Microsoft should be ashamed of what IE7 and IE8 were. IE6 was really good too, it just refused to die a decade later. Cool stuff though. Even if you hate IE you have to like that the security for its user base is getting better all the time.
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I've been quite pleased with IE10 in Windows 8, even though I still use Chrome primarily. IE10 is very fast, perhaps even faster than Chrome in some things. They have done well with the GPU acceleration, good to know it is pretty secure as well. thumb.gif

IE10 blows all else away on my laptop. (Low clock low IPC) That GPU acceleration man, it's phenomenal.
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post #30 of 67
Is there an adblock addon that's for firefox but for IE9?
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