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This is great. It gets rid of all the clutter at the top and consolidates it into 3 tiny icons. I'm impressed, in fact I'm more impressed about this than Homefront
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i like it so far; it feels faster than Chrome in all the websites ive tried..

Whats the problem with 1 reboot?!?!?

impressive leap forward.. late but whatever
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Originally Posted by nathris View Post



really? Can't hit the "restart" button?
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Originally Posted by velocd View Post
As a developer I'm happy. IE9 supports CSS border radius (among other CSS 3 things), so I can officially stop using image 'hacks'. (I haven't bothered with image borders in years anyway, I just let IE users have right angles while the better browsers had curves)

Edit:
How long before this is pushed to Windows Update, so the zombie masses have it?
yay! maybe my hatred for IE will diminish now with it now being more compliant? or does it just handle that one...and all the other problems still exist?

[quote=nathris;12741489]http://i.imgur.com/pcQJ3.png


http://serialdrama.typepad.com/.a/6a...20wi[/IMG]

LOL.

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Whats the problem with 1 reboot?!?!?

r
if you don't already see the problem, no point in trying to explain it
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Originally Posted by -iceblade^ View Post
this.

problem is, like most other stuff MS does, it's catching up to other browsers, but in a year it'll be behind again. for example, FF and Chrome already have hardware acceleration, and Opera are working on it (i expect 2 big releases of Opera this year)

other peoples' dev cycles are just too quick?
I'm pretty sure IE9 had hardware acceleration before FF and Chrome..

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Mozilla and Google are both developing similar hardware acceleration for Firefox and Chrome, respectively. Chris Blizzard, director of Web Platform at Mozilla, even tweeted that he bet Firefox would ship GPU acceleration first. He bet wrong; Internet Explorer 9 is the first stable browser to reach the market with extensive, broad-based hardware acceleration. Firefox 4 (due in a few days or weeks) will add GPU acceleration support too, and Chrome 11 (currently in beta) should provide broad GPU acceleration too—but as things stand, Microsoft is going to be first to market with a widely accelerated browser. The company has raised the bar on what's expected in a browser, and it's no great surprise to see Mozilla and Google go down a similar path.
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Kind of awkward that people have less and less reasons to hate something that they've come accustomed to hating.

@Catchup: MSFT has been pretty good at playing catch up... Bing(Now 2nd largest browser), Xbox Brand, Windows 7, Internet Explorer 9.
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Am I a disgrace to OCN if I still use IE?
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After reading the article - I think I'll stick to Firefox. I can't imagine trying to use an application like a browser without having a toolbar. And that thing where you sticky Facebook to the side of the screen - like, what is wrong with the Bookmark Bar that pretty much every browser has. They do have the pretty little chart - but who cares if it is slightly faster if you cant custom it so it works properly?

Maybe IE9 is the best of the IE series - but that's not saying too much, since IE has long had the sole purpose of logging on and downloading Netscape / Firefox or whatever other browser. I must say that MS is attempting something, but they can only start to make substantial gains when they get rid of IE altogether and get a real browser happening.
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Does IE9 have the option for the Favorites Bar?
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really? Can't hit the "restart" button?
When I'm doing research for a paper and have dozens of tabs open in Chrome and a bunch of PDFs and open documents open? No.

I find it funny how I can upgrade my video card drivers without having to restart, but I have to restart for a program I only used once (to download Chrome)
    
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