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[Tom's HW] Web Browser Grand Prix 3: IE9 Enters The Race

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With highly-anticipated Microsoft Internet Explorer 9 now available, along with recently released Google Chrome 10, superb Opera 11, newly updated Apple Safari 5.04, and rock-steady Mozilla Firefox 3.6, this is going to be quite an interesting race.
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Wow, I cannot believe the results... I would have loved for them to test Chromium 12 though, I think it would have been a whole new ball game...
     
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they should have waited until tomorrow when FF 4.0 comes out.
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they should have waited until tomorrow when FF 4.0 comes out.
bet it's the same as RC2
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bet it's the same as RC2
quite possible, but even RC2 is fast, much faster than FF 3.6 or RC1.
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quite possible, but even RC2 is fast, much faster than FF 3.6 or RC1.
true.

Though I have FF3.6, Chrome, Opera, and IE9 installed on my machine anyways Always one site that works better in one or the other
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true.

Though I have FF3.6, Chrome, Opera, and IE9 installed on my machine anyways Always one site that works better in one or the other
I hop between IE9/Chrome.

I'll bet the staff of IE9 had a pretty big celebration on release night. They haven't had the performance crown in a while.
    
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I used to use IE8 for everything, because I simply didn't care about downloading a new browser, as long as I could see the sites I needed to. IE9 doesn't display some of the sites I go to, and flash sites are very choppy when using it. I finally gave in and downloaded FF.
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post #8 of 33
I thought it was very funny that Apple Safari did well in Flash but failed in HTML5.
What is still lacking in IE9 is customization. It needs AdBlock +
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post #9 of 33
Ive been using IE9 and Firefox 4 both are good, Some pages work better in IE some work better in Firefox.
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I'm an IE, Chrome and FF person. The results are amazing, but I think its only fair for them to do a proper test with chrome 12 and FF4. Its not cool to mix and match old and new browser engines for tests ... >_<
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