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Internet Explorer 9 Video Leaked, Scores 95 Acid3

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 38 comments

Is this the IE9 that we'll soon be seeing?

The new Internet Explorer 9 Beta is set to release next week on September 15. On that day we're supposed to get more details about the next-generation Microsoft internet browser, along with the UI.

Posted on YouTube recently is supposedly the latest IE9. There's no real verification whether or not this is the real deal (the beta set for release next week), but whatever it is, it scores a 95 out of 100 on the Acid3 test.

IE9 Beta Leak Acid Test

(via Softpedia.)

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    pooflinger1 , September 8, 2010 11:18 AM
    Well, they're making progress. Hopefully they can catch up to the other browsers or at least get into respectable range.
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    solidstategamer , September 8, 2010 11:34 AM
    I prefer the sleak Chrome interface to this.
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    pollom , September 8, 2010 11:52 AM
    looks like chrome
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    willgart , September 8, 2010 12:03 PM
    its hard to create a brand new interface. So the new one appear to be really good and maximize the space on the screen. The performance appear to be excellent... but we don't know what is the hardware behind the scene...
    so.... 1 word....
    when when when ??? :) 
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    Benihana , September 8, 2010 12:07 PM
    Sweetness. Although I'll probably stay with FF, this looks like it's finally catching up to modern browsers.
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    twu , September 8, 2010 12:10 PM
    pollomlooks like chrome

    Interesting... sounds like...
    Yo look like your uncle, father, grandfather. It must have a URL space bar..
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    DjEaZy , September 8, 2010 12:12 PM
    ... FF FTW!!! but in slower mobile internet areas OPERA with turbo...
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    Anonymous , September 8, 2010 12:23 PM
    But part of the Acid 3 test is that the animation has to be smooth not just rendered correctly. Looked a little choppy to me.
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    tipoo , September 8, 2010 12:27 PM
    pollomlooks like chrome

    Err, what? First off, all the browsers out there look more or less the same, second, Chrome is the one it looks LEAST like. Chrome has tabs on top, the single search/address bar, etc.

    Anywho, this looks pretty good! I hope full GPU acceleration trickles down to all browsers soon. And that IE gets an extensions gallery.
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    RabidFace , September 8, 2010 12:28 PM
    Maybe it's just me, but I will always prefer Firefox over any browser (have USED them all like they were my only browser). Been using Firefox since it's conception. I don't care about the little webpage real estate I lose with Firefox (just formatted, haven't had a chance to add my add-ons yet to make it sleeker than any browser out now)

    But, here are my findings as of 2 minutes ago for the Acid3 test(all browsers up-to-date):

    Chrome: 100
    Opera: 100
    Safari: 100
    FF 3.6 & 4B: 97
    IE8: 20

    This leads me to believe that Microsoft is not in the "loop" with everyone else. Though knew about IE and the Acid test for quit some time now. But still can't believe to this day that they are that behind, considering it's Microsoft.

    Though, still find it funny that for the past 6+ months, Mozilla hasn't been able to get a 100 rating, but it's close enough for me.

    But, on the subject of IE, they are still behind everyone, even if this is a TRUE test of IE9.
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    Stifle , September 8, 2010 12:34 PM
    Open source will always win with applications.
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    swifty_morgan , September 8, 2010 1:07 PM
    I could only stand to watch the first 20 seconds. I'm not easily swayed by pretty, resize-able, swirling pictures. Video is a failure. What I want to see right off the bat is how it's going to be better and easier to navigate in the real world. FireFox for the win..... and even that is losing me.
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    Anonymous , September 8, 2010 1:13 PM
    Just tested acid3 with FF 3.6.4 and got a 94. Chrome gives me 100 but I have more issuse with it and some websites than FF or IE8.
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    Anonymous , September 8, 2010 1:49 PM
    Opera > all
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    zubikov , September 8, 2010 1:56 PM
    It's hard not to be skeptical here. I think we've all been burned more than once by Microsoft's empty promises and overzealous marketing. Until their browsers become consistently compliant with all standards and dramatically increase speed, people will keep switching. That's not to mention causing web app developers years of headaches of developing cross-browser compliant websites.

    However, I'll still have a crack at it when the final version comes out because there's still that sliver of hope that they'll get it right.

    FYI, the first time I tried to submit this on my work browser IE8, it gave me a script error at the bottom of the page.
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    pozaks , September 8, 2010 1:56 PM
    I just want it to have extensive html5 support, otherwise we'll be waiting for IE10 to see any mainstream use of all the new fun stuff.
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    pozaks , September 8, 2010 2:04 PM
    Heh, just found this:
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    leakingpaint , September 8, 2010 2:35 PM
    IE just needs to be compatible and safe for people to like it. As long as there are no major performance problems. Safety & Compatibility are the winning categories if they can add that along with a small footprint then they'll win some friends.

    If they can get some cool skins going and some useful apps then bonus - but previous releases have really made Web Developers and users pretty darn irritated.
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    dextermat , September 8, 2010 4:10 PM
    Will it let in antimalaware doctor and all that crap...

    I really hope Ms get it's **** together on that cause their browsers are just crap....
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    Nightsilver , September 8, 2010 4:12 PM
    Yeah, I can't wait until this goes live and gets pushed through automatic updates. That's going to be a fun morning at work. "OMGZ WHERE IS ALL THE BUTTONS HOW DO I USE IT?!" x1000.
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