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betterdan
03-14-11, 10:55 PM
5 minutes till showtime.
IE8 64 bit runs great on my Win 7 install but IE8 32 bit runs kind of slow on some web sites and crashes quite a bit. Here is one site it is really slow on www.apple.com/ipad the pics take a long time to load up with 32 bit IE. I go to the same site with 64 bit IE and it is faster than Oprah downing a case of honey buns.

Hopefully IE9 will fix this.

Edit: Downloading it now.

Yaboze
03-14-11, 11:06 PM
I just got it. You download the x64 version (if you have W7 x64) and it updates the 32 bit version that you have installed as well (default icon is x86).

Anyway, it's fast and pretty clean, but I hate the font rendering. It looks like crap to me.

betterdan
03-14-11, 11:14 PM
Well I have it downloaded but now neither the 32 bit nor the 64 bit will display www.apple.com/ipad correctly lol. The pictures that cycle at the tyop of the page never appear correctly. One picture may show up then the others never download.

Yea I just noticed the fonts and I don't care for it either. Why did they mess with fonts?

It is quite a bit faster than IE8 when opening sites. The Sunspider java performance test is a hell of a lot faster for me now too. With IE8 it was scoring crappier than most of the tablets and my computer is no slouch. Score with IE8 was about 4,000ms with IE9 it is 232ms :thumbsup:
Check your score here http://www.webkit.org/perf/sunspider/sunspider.html

14675ms with the Kraken benchmark found here http://krakenbenchmark.mozilla.org/

mojoman0
03-15-11, 12:31 AM
My laptop won't download it. Stops at like 10% every time

betterdan
03-15-11, 12:37 AM
Anyone else having problem with www.apple.com/ipad? There should be some images at the top center of the page that rotate one after another.

nekrosoft13
03-15-11, 08:53 AM
i like the performance, but just like chrome i don't like the strip down UI.

six_storm
03-15-11, 12:34 PM
Anyone else having problem with www.apple.com/ipad? There should be some images at the top center of the page that rotate one after another.

Sounds like you need Chrome . . . :bleh:

i like the performance, but just like chrome i don't like the strip down UI.

Does this look better?

http://www.dvorak.org/blog/wp-content/uploads/2006/10/xpspyware.jpg

mojoman0
03-15-11, 01:14 PM
haha awesome. id like to see a malware scan. after playing with it, ie9 is faster than chrome

nekrosoft13
03-15-11, 01:36 PM
Does this look better?

http://www.dvor ak.org/blog/wp-content/uploads/2006/10/xpspyware.jpg

open up some windows, your brain needs some air

|MaguS|
03-15-11, 01:44 PM
Well I have it downloaded but now neither the 32 bit nor the 64 bit will display www.apple.com/ipad correctly lol. The pictures that cycle at the tyop of the page never appear correctly. One picture may show up then the others never download.

Yea I just noticed the fonts and I don't care for it either. Why did they mess with fonts?

It is quite a bit faster than IE8 when opening sites. The Sunspider java performance test is a hell of a lot faster for me now too. With IE8 it was scoring crappier than most of the tablets and my computer is no slouch. Score with IE8 was about 4,000ms with IE9 it is 232ms :thumbsup:
Check your score here http://www.webkit.org/perf/sunspider/sunspider.html

14675ms with the Kraken benchmark found here http://krakenbenchmark.mozilla.org/

I got 146ms on Sunspider Benchmark. :D

six_storm
03-15-11, 05:10 PM
open up some windows, your brain needs some air

I'm just messing with you man.

After doing some more testing with the browsers today, Chrome is still the fastest out of the three (FF included). I'll stick with Chrome.

crainger
03-16-11, 01:00 AM
I really like IE9, but is it still missing as you type spell check? I like to keep my gaming machine simple and using the default stuff is the best way, but my spelling is shocking. ::(:

crainger
03-16-11, 01:12 AM
Fing A! http://downloadsquad.switched.com/2011/03/15/speckie-a-real-time-spell-checker-for-internet-explorer/

nekrosoft13
03-17-11, 09:49 AM
they really should have fixed this.

so they moved the favorites to the other side, they should atleast fixed the arrow. put the arrow on the left side, so it actually would make some sence.

betterdan
03-17-11, 11:04 AM
they really should have fixed this.

so they moved the favorites to the other side, they should atleast fixed the arrow. put the arrow on the left side, so it actually would make some sence.

I never even used that arrow before so I just clicked it now in IE7. It just opens the site in a new tab so I don't see what difference it makes being on the left or right.
I wish they would have left the Favorites bar on the left though just because I was used to it there.

nekrosoft13
03-17-11, 11:23 AM
in IE7 and IE8 it made sence, since the favorites window was on left, and arrow pointed to the right to the actual browser were website would open.

in IE9 when they moved the favorites window, arrow should have been moved as well

mojoman0
03-17-11, 11:29 AM
Deals you can get by pinning sites
http://www.mainstreet.com/article/smart-spending/bargains/deals/free-month-hulu-plus-ie9

betterdan
03-19-11, 09:10 AM
Nvnews should do something cool when you pin this site. Like maybe give you access to medical advice, how to avert nuclear catasrophes and so on.

mojoman0
03-19-11, 12:48 PM
Figured out how to use the no tracking feature. Its located under the gear symbol on the right, safety, tracking protection. You can then click Get A Tracking Protection List Online and then choose from a number of well managed tracking lists which block ads and stop sites from following you around the internt. I searched for a hard drive in google the other day and within 2 seconds received an email ad from Tiger Direct with a page full of hard drives, so they were obviously tracking me.

Bman212121
03-21-11, 07:40 PM
Well I have it downloaded but now neither the 32 bit nor the 64 bit will display www.apple.com/ipad correctly lol. The pictures that cycle at the tyop of the page never appear correctly. One picture may show up then the others never download.

Yea I just noticed the fonts and I don't care for it either. Why did they mess with fonts?

It is quite a bit faster than IE8 when opening sites. The Sunspider java performance test is a hell of a lot faster for me now too. With IE8 it was scoring crappier than most of the tablets and my computer is no slouch. Score with IE8 was about 4,000ms with IE9 it is 232ms :thumbsup:
Check your score here http://www.webkit.org/perf/sunspider/sunspider.html

14675ms with the Kraken benchmark found here http://krakenbenchmark.mozilla.org/

Nothing like javascript to not use any multithreading...

Sunspider at 147ms

The Kraken Benchmark:
Total: 9744.2ms +/- 0.4%

Could probably cut those number down if I oc'ed the processor. (Using I7 2600K at stock)

t3hl33td4rg0n
03-22-11, 07:45 PM
Chrome 10.0.648.151: 313.7ms (http://www.webkit.org/perf/sunspider-0.9.1/sunspider-0.9.1/results.html?%7B%22v%22:%20%22sunspider-0.9.1%22,%20%223d-cube%22:%5B16,17,10,17,10,16,9,17,10,16%5D,%223d-morph%22:%5B15,14,16,14,13,14,14,14,16,15%5D,%223d-raytrace%22:%5B23,32,30,13,22,20,13,24,22,13%5D,%2 2access-binary-trees%22:%5B3,2,2,2,3,3,2,2,2,2%5D,%22access-fannkuch%22:%5B20,10,19,21,19,19,10,21,22,20%5D,%2 2access-nbody%22:%5B14,10,12,11,12,13,12,11,14,12%5D,%22ac cess-nsieve%22:%5B3,3,3,3,7,3,6,3,4,3%5D,%22bitops-3bit-bits-in-byte%22:%5B6,3,3,2,3,3,3,3,2,2%5D,%22bitops-bits-in-byte%22:%5B6,6,7,7,6,6,6,6,6,6%5D,%22bitops-bitwise-and%22:%5B10,9,9,9,10,9,9,10,8,9%5D,%22bitops-nsieve-bits%22:%5B9,17,9,19,9,7,8,8,9,9%5D,%22controlflow-recursive%22:%5B3,3,4,4,4,4,4,5,3,5%5D,%22crypto-aes%22:%5B9,9,11,9,9,11,10,12,11,12%5D,%22crypto-md5%22:%5B5,7,7,6,5,5,6,6,7,6%5D,%22crypto-sha1%22:%5B6,11,7,9,6,7,6,7,9,8%5D,%22date-format-tofte%22:%5B18,16,15,16,15,15,15,16,16,16%5D,%22da te-format-xparb%22:%5B22,21,22,23,21,23,23,22,22,23%5D,%22ma th-cordic%22:%5B5,3,4,3,4,6,4,4,4,4%5D,%22math-partial-sums%22:%5B19,19,19,20,18,18,19,18,20,19%5D,%22mat h-spectral-norm%22:%5B6,6,5,6,3,6,3,3,4,4%5D,%22regexp-dna%22:%5B14,13,14,13,12,13,11,12,11,14%5D,%22stri ng-base64%22:%5B6,4,5,5,5,6,5,5,6,6%5D,%22string-fasta%22:%5B19,14,15,15,15,15,15,16,15,17%5D,%22st ring-tagcloud%22:%5B23,25,24,25,26,27,21,25,24,22%5D,%2 2string-unpack-code%22:%5B28,32,32,32,33,31,30,33,31,33%5D,%22str ing-validate-input%22:%5B15,16,17,17,17,16,16,16,18,16%5D%7D)

IE9 x64: 1022.5ms (http://www.webkit.org/perf/sunspider-0.9.1/sunspider-0.9.1/results.html?%7B%22v%22:%20%22sunspider-0.9.1%22,%20%223d-cube%22:%5B55,55,53,56,56,58,56,57,54,72%5D,%223d-morph%22:%5B23,21,21,23,21,23,22,22,22,23%5D,%223d-raytrace%22:%5B72,73,63,63,76,63,61,63,62,63%5D,%2 2access-binary-trees%22:%5B28,29,29,28,28,29,28,28,29,29%5D,%22ac cess-fannkuch%22:%5B73,73,73,73,75,74,73,73,72,72%5D,%2 2access-nbody%22:%5B87,68,66,89,86,71,85,67,83,66%5D,%22ac cess-nsieve%22:%5B19,19,19,19,19,20,19,19,19,19%5D,%22b itops-3bit-bits-in-byte%22:%5B34,35,34,36,35,35,34,34,35,34%5D,%22bit ops-bits-in-byte%22:%5B42,42,42,41,43,42,42,41,42,42%5D,%22bit ops-bitwise-and%22:%5B41,40,40,40,40,40,40,41,40,40%5D,%22bito ps-nsieve-bits%22:%5B53,53,53,53,55,54,53,52,53,53%5D,%22con trolflow-recursive%22:%5B41,41,41,40,40,40,40,40,40,40%5D,% 22crypto-aes%22:%5B32,31,31,31,32,31,31,31,31,31%5D,%22cryp to-md5%22:%5B35,34,35,35,36,34,36,35,35,35%5D,%22cryp to-sha1%22:%5B36,36,36,36,40,37,36,36,36,36%5D,%22dat e-format-tofte%22:%5B35,34,34,34,34,35,34,34,34,34%5D,%22da te-format-xparb%22:%5B35,34,34,35,36,35,36,35,35,35%5D,%22ma th-cordic%22:%5B14,14,13,14,14,14,13,13,14,13%5D,%22m ath-partial-sums%22:%5B56,54,54,61,58,56,56,56,63,54%5D,%22mat h-spectral-norm%22:%5B41,41,39,42,42,41,41,40,41,40%5D,%22reg exp-dna%22:%5B10,10,10,10,10,10,10,10,9,9%5D,%22string-base64%22:%5B26,26,26,26,26,26,26,26,26,26%5D,%22s tring-fasta%22:%5B48,49,47,49,48,48,48,47,48,47%5D,%22st ring-tagcloud%22:%5B40,39,39,39,39,39,40,40,41,39%5D,%2 2string-unpack-code%22:%5B32,32,31,32,31,31,32,32,32,31%5D,%22str ing-validate-input%22:%5B31,32,31,32,32,32,32,32,32,31%5D%7D)

IE9 x86: 220.0ms (http://www.webkit.org/perf/sunspider-0.9.1/sunspider-0.9.1/results.html?%7B%22v%22:%20%22sunspider-0.9.1%22,%20%223d-cube%22:%5B13,13,12,13,13,13,12,13,13,12%5D,%223d-morph%22:%5B4,4,3,4,4,4,4,4,4,4%5D,%223d-raytrace%22:%5B14,13,13,13,14,13,13,13,13,14%5D,%2 2access-binary-trees%22:%5B4,4,4,4,4,4,5,4,4,4%5D,%22access-fannkuch%22:%5B9,9,9,9,9,9,9,9,9,9%5D,%22access-nbody%22:%5B13,13,13,13,13,14,13,13,13,14%5D,%22ac cess-nsieve%22:%5B2,3,3,3,2,3,2,3,3,3%5D,%22bitops-3bit-bits-in-byte%22:%5B1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1%5D,%22bitops-bits-in-byte%22:%5B4,5,5,5,5,5,5,5,5,5%5D,%22bitops-bitwise-and%22:%5B5,5,6,5,5,5,5,5,5,5%5D,%22bitops-nsieve-bits%22:%5B7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7%5D,%22controlflow-recursive%22:%5B3,3,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2%5D,%22crypto-aes%22:%5B5,5,5,5,5,5,5,5,5,5%5D,%22crypto-md5%22:%5B4,4,4,5,4,4,4,4,4,4%5D,%22crypto-sha1%22:%5B5,4,5,4,4,5,4,5,5,4%5D,%22date-format-tofte%22:%5B9,9,9,9,9,9,9,9,10,9%5D,%22date-format-xparb%22:%5B17,16,16,17,16,16,16,15,16,16%5D,%22ma th-cordic%22:%5B1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1%5D,%22math-partial-sums%22:%5B15,15,15,15,14,15,15,17,15,15%5D,%22mat h-spectral-norm%22:%5B5,5,5,5,5,5,6,5,5,5%5D,%22regexp-dna%22:%5B11,11,12,11,11,11,11,11,11,12%5D,%22stri ng-base64%22:%5B4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4%5D,%22string-fasta%22:%5B18,18,18,18,18,18,18,19,18,18%5D,%22st ring-tagcloud%22:%5B22,22,21,22,23,22,21,22,22,22%5D,%2 2string-unpack-code%22:%5B16,16,16,15,15,15,16,15,15,16%5D,%22str ing-validate-input%22:%5B10,11,10,10,10,10,10,10,11,10%5D%7D)

MaXThReAT
04-08-11, 04:34 AM
Came as a windows update, wondering if I should go ahead and try IE9?

grey_1
04-08-11, 06:57 AM
Came as a windows update, wondering if I should go ahead and try IE9?

I've been using it for a while now alongside FF 4. My usual pattern was to use FF as default, try other browsers as they become available and always go back to FF.

IE9 is now my default browser and I hardly use FF.

1 - It's fast, as in "very".

2 - I like the ActiveX filtering, tracking protection, site pinning feature etc.

I know many of the features are also available with FF, but I like IE's cleaner interface and the lack of a bloated feeling while browsing.

I still like FF, but I'm really glad I gave IE9 a fair shake, as I'm a former IE hater... :lol:

aaron_a
07-06-11, 06:36 AM
The trouble with Firefox is that they yet don't have a 64bit version and for this reason I am thinking that IE9 is better on 64 bits OS.

Ghosthunter
08-16-11, 07:10 PM
I've been using it for a while now alongside FF 4. My usual pattern was to use FF as default, try other browsers as they become available and always go back to FF.

IE9 is now my default browser and I hardly use FF.

1 - It's fast, as in "very".

2 - I like the ActiveX filtering, tracking protection, site pinning feature etc.

I know many of the features are also available with FF, but I like IE's cleaner interface and the lack of a bloated feeling while browsing.

I still like FF, but I'm really glad I gave IE9 a fair shake, as I'm a former IE hater... :lol:

I just tried it tonight for the heck of it..but curious...how do you fix the font issue?

It looks horrible the way fonts are rendered on many pages?