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Microsoft Previews Internet Explorer 9 at PDC09

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Microsoft this week revealed that it has already started work on Internet Explorer 9.

Yesterday at Microsoft's Professional Developers Conference, the company announced that three weeks ago (which works out at about a week after Windows 7 hit shelves), the Internet Explorer team started work on Internet Explorer 9.

ReadWriteWeb reports that president of Microsoft's Windows and Windows Live division, Steven Sinofsky yesterday previewed IE9, showing attendees an early build and explaining that this version of the browser will focus on support for new standards like HTML5 and CSS3, as well as developing a faster JavaScript rendering engine.

Sinofsky went on to say that the team plan to make use of DirectX-based hardware accelerated graphics and text in IE9. Sinofsky showed that IE8 can render Bing maps at 14 frames per second. With hardware acceleration in IE9 turned on, he got 60 frames per second.

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    The Schnoz , November 19, 2009 7:11 PM
    pocketdrummerIE girl probably has herpes...

    I don't know about herpes, but share a cup of java with her and you could get a virus in a flash.
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    htoonthura , November 19, 2009 6:09 PM
    i ditched ie8 since day one. love ff.
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    ssalim , November 19, 2009 6:17 PM
    wow, there is IE girl again. wow. not safe for work. Kind of.
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    htoonthura , November 19, 2009 6:09 PM
    i ditched ie8 since day one. love ff.
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    ravewulf , November 19, 2009 6:12 PM
    Quote:
    new standards like HTML5 and CSS3, as well as developing a faster JavaScript rendering engine. ... make use of DirectX-based hardware accelerated graphics and text in IE9

    Sweet!
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    fazers_on_stun , November 19, 2009 6:14 PM
    About time for a new FF babe - the old one is getting stale :D .
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    lvlouro , November 19, 2009 6:14 PM
    htoonthurai ditched ie8 since day one. love ff.


    Same here!!!
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    ssalim , November 19, 2009 6:17 PM
    wow, there is IE girl again. wow. not safe for work. Kind of.
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    ssalim , November 19, 2009 6:18 PM
    I only use IE8 for sql server reporting services since FF does not display it correctly (for me). That's it. Nothing else.
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    Herbert_HA , November 19, 2009 6:23 PM
    Wouldn't use even if it was IE10. Crappy outdated browser.
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    gaevs , November 19, 2009 6:30 PM
    I really, really like the IE girl.. i want one!... oh.. BTW, i use IE8... no prob so far.
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    snowgoer1998 , November 19, 2009 6:39 PM
    Was there an article on this page?
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    insider3 , November 19, 2009 6:44 PM
    I'll use Netscape Navigator over this.
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    kelfen , November 19, 2009 6:46 PM
    did you forget w/o IE w/e version you could not get ff or any other browser; I use em all because win 7 gets a new id on the bottom
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    pocketdrummer , November 19, 2009 6:46 PM
    IE girl probably has herpes...
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    yang , November 19, 2009 7:00 PM
    I'm always for new innovations, I hope IE9 will look sleek. I love aesthetics of things
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    Camikazi , November 19, 2009 7:00 PM
    Wasn't she the FF girl before IE girl? This is first time I seen her with IE symbol instead of the FF symbol.
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    john15v16 , November 19, 2009 7:07 PM
    Unfortunately the world has to deal with crappy IE so I hope it actually passes the CSS ACID test with better scores this time.
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    itadakimasu , November 19, 2009 7:11 PM
    jesus.... ie8 is bad enough.... why not just make ie8 work correctly before making 9 ?
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    The Schnoz , November 19, 2009 7:11 PM
    pocketdrummerIE girl probably has herpes...

    I don't know about herpes, but share a cup of java with her and you could get a virus in a flash.
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    JOSHSKORN , November 19, 2009 7:13 PM
    Microsoft needs to quit while they're ahead. Windows 7 is good, IE8 is way better than IE7. Windows Vista and IE7 are two things that should've never happened.
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    Drag0nR1der , November 19, 2009 7:24 PM
    JOSHSKORNMicrosoft needs to quit while they're ahead. Windows 7 is good, IE8 is way better than IE7. Windows Vista and IE7 are two things that should've never happened.


    Yes, perhaps they should just fire their whole devlopment team and not develop their products anymore. I honestly think this is the most stupid comment I've read on here. Oh, and if vista hadn't happened, then all the things peopel complained about would have just applied to W7... it was the fall guy for making us change hardware and the way security was implemented.
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    Anonymous , November 19, 2009 7:25 PM
    IE is history for me! As much history as Netscape, and Windows 3.11!
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