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IE9 Release Candidate review: will Microsoft's big browser bet pay off? (NOTE: Only Windows 7 Compatible!)

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With Internet Explorer 9, Microsoft gets to show off some of its best work to an audience that is increasingly indifferent and hard to please, and in some cases downright hostile and dismissive. It is not an enviable task.

By any objective standard, Microsoft has succeeded at the task it set out to do: build a fast, standards-compliant browser with a clean, modern design that integrates well with Windows 7. But is that enough to preserve its shrinking lead in an increasingly competitive field of browsers? Can it convince defectors to end their experiments with Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox and return to the fold? Can it excite web developers and kick up its own tempo to keep up with younger, faster competitors? We’re about to find out.

Today in San Francisco, Microsoft is scheduled to officially unveil the release candidate for IE9. Years ago, I probably would have waited until the final shipping code to do a formal review. In the new, engineering-driven Microsoft, the RC label means exactly that: this is ready-to-ship code, out for one final spin to smoke out those pesky bugs that hide so well from automated testers. It’s ready to review. (To answer your question preemptively: No, Microsoft isn’t offering any hints on when the final release will be ready.)
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Download It Here (Official Microsoft Site)

NOTE: This is a HUGE article, and an in depth read, so get some coffee!

Also.. Privacy protection and IE9: who can you trust?
Edited by _GTech - 2/15/11 at 8:42am
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Well if it works like the beta no thanks
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Incredibly quick imo

I use chrome dev but i may jump ship.
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IE9 RC is beast. Way better than the beta. I personally stopped using the Beta after a few days of crashes, etc. The RC, on the other hand, I cannot STOP using.
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How do you fix the dumb feature of address bar and tabs on the same line? It looks like the reviewers got it, but this is what killed it for me.
 
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Right Click on a blank space on the tab row, choose show tabs on seperate row. voila!
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Right Click on a blank space on the tab row, choose show tabs on seperate row. voila!
Lol, I literally clicked everywhere else besides there :/.
 
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Ha. Internet browers. The ultimate software companys' e-peen race.

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The beta was terrible (In my experience). I reverted to Chrome/IE8

I'll give this a shot, seems to be a pretty solid product now.

EDIT: Using now and really like it sofar, looks like they've listened to the complaints of beta testers
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Hmm, I don't know, I can't bother using it, it just locks up on startup, as IE8 is doing for me. It's probably my fault somehow, but...
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