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Mozilla Expects IE10 Beta For Microsoft BUILD

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Microsoft announced that it will reveal new features in its next-generation Internet Explorer at the upcoming Build conference.

Mozilla expects Microsoft to go a bit further and release the first Beta of IE10.

Microsoft appears to have transitioned from a 2-year to 1-year release cycle for its browser. If that is accurate, it is likely that we will see IE10 next week as IE9 Beta was released on September 15, 2010. Microsoft is keeping a lid on speculation and simply said in a comment posted on its IE developer blog that the "next set of announcements regarding IE10 functionality will be made September 13 at the //BUILD/ Windows conference."

Your guess is as good as mine which features that will be, but it is reasonable to assume that Microsoft will be introducing greater support for HTML5 technologies, further improvements to its hardware acceleration engine and we may see first demonstrations of HTML5 applications and services that are designed to run in IE10 as replacements for traditional local software. Also, expect a first peek at Microsoft's Windows 8 App Store layout and feature set.

Recent market share data published by Net Applications and StatCounter indicates that IE9 has not turned IE back into the wind and the browser is losing market share at the same pace as IE8 did before IE9's release. According to Net Applications, IE share was at 55.31 percent in August, down from 55.97 percent in July.

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    N.Broekhuijsen , September 6, 2011 11:11 PM
    cookoynot interested in IE, not interested in Betas. A double whammy.

    Yeah, maybe no direct interest, but all these browsers competing with eachother stimulates innovation, which in the end leads to a better browsing experience no matter what browser you choose. So correct me if im wrong, but you sir are interested, just indirectly. ;) 
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    captaincharisma , September 6, 2011 11:23 PM
    well at least Mozilla is almost caught up in version numbers
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    N.Broekhuijsen , September 6, 2011 11:11 PM
    cookoynot interested in IE, not interested in Betas. A double whammy.

    Yeah, maybe no direct interest, but all these browsers competing with eachother stimulates innovation, which in the end leads to a better browsing experience no matter what browser you choose. So correct me if im wrong, but you sir are interested, just indirectly. ;) 
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    IzzyCraft , September 6, 2011 11:15 PM
    cookoynot interested in IE, not interested in Betas. A double whammy.

    And yet you comment, i'll be intrested in ie again once it allows for a much easier time customizing my ui to fit me, performance numbers i stopped caring about once my computer stopped being made of wood.
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    captaincharisma , September 6, 2011 11:23 PM
    well at least Mozilla is almost caught up in version numbers
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    Darkerson , September 7, 2011 12:02 AM
    I dunno, there are days I just wish MS would stop worrying about the extra fluff, and just focus their time and energy on the OS and some of their core products, like office. I think if they focused on a smaller selection of things, instead of trying to cater to everyone and have a million different pieces of software (yes, thats an exaggeration), that the quality of what they have would improve tremendously.
    Honestly, they want to implement an app store in Windows 8 anyway, which Im sure they'll make a cut from the sales, so why not just make sure to focus on things like the OS and make sure it's the best it can be, and then let others make the more specialized products that they seem to always make mediocre at best, like IE and WMP and the such. Just my opinion.
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    Flameout , September 7, 2011 12:44 AM
    darkersonI dunno, there are days I just wish MS would stop worrying about the extra fluff, and just focus their time and energy on the OS and some of their core products, like office. I think if they focused on a smaller selection of things, instead of trying to cater to everyone and have a million different pieces of software (yes, thats an exaggeration), that the quality of what they have would improve tremendously. Honestly, they want to implement an app store in Windows 8 anyway, which Im sure they'll make a cut from the sales, so why not just make sure to focus on things like the OS and make sure it's the best it can be, and then let others make the more specialized products that they seem to always make mediocre at best, like IE and WMP and the such. Just my opinion.

    the only time you'll see microsoft and quality in the same sentence, is this one.
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    Darkerson , September 7, 2011 12:49 AM
    Flameoutthe only time you'll see microsoft and quality in the same sentence, is this one.


    Thanks for the laugh :)  Its just been one of those days.
    I seriously dont think all their stuff is bad. I do really like Windows 7, and some of the older iterations, like XP and 2000. I just think they should drop some of the stuff that people tend to replace anyway, and be more focused on core products. But as I said before, its just my opinion.
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    Travis Beane , September 7, 2011 3:43 AM
    I actually like IE9, most of the time. Honestly, the only thing that really leashes me to FF is that I believe it has the best ad blocker. I customized my FF for my personal tastes for a while; which was quite enjoyable, but major updates broke my changes. :( 
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    belardo , September 7, 2011 3:46 AM
    ... er maybe because IE9 has a bit of a stupid layout for a browser. Lets see, a back button that isn't a complete circle. An Address bar which looks almost the same as a tab (I'm constantly thinking its a TAB, I admit I only use IE 0.01% for my web use). IE9 UI (User interface) is a copy of FireFox 4-5-6 (Which is really up to version 4.2) which is almost an exact copy of Opera 10~11 (which 10.0 came out 2 years ago) but without the customization of abilities.

    As of today, Opera 11 does things that FF, IE, Chrome cannot DO that are a god-send for browser functionality. (Which is also why it eats more memory)

    I'll give MS credit that IE9 is vastly improved over IE8. But its still a crappy browser to use. And with it being incompatible with IE8 and IE6 with some sites, then the whole "IE requirements" gets thrown out the window. Of course, we should all curse and complain to sites that artificially blocks certain browsers because of "incompatible" versions.

    Use OPERA 11.5, at www.opera.com = See what has inspired the others.
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    stridernz , September 7, 2011 5:27 AM
    IzzyCraftAnd yet you comment, i'll be intrested in ie again once it allows for a much easier time customizing my ui to fit me, performance numbers i stopped caring about once my computer stopped being made of wood.


    I would have replied sooner but I had to burn my old wooden computer to create enough steam to power my new iron one.
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    damianrobertjones , September 7, 2011 9:07 AM
    Ad-blocker?

    I use the hosts file

    http://someonewhocares.org/hosts/

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    deksman , September 7, 2011 9:09 AM
    IE 9 is a decent browser and was a notable improvement over the previous versions.
    I don't get the drama people raise here.
    Is it similar to the premise 'Norton was bad back in the past, so we assume it's bad now'?
    Mind you I wouldn't use Norton either way because I prefer a decent free solution such as AV... but seriously.
    IE can easily rival most browsers out there today (despite the premise it was built on an older engine) and it satisfies most peoples needs (at least of those who use them).

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    mkrijt , September 7, 2011 9:24 AM
    damianrobertjonesAd-blocker?I use the hosts filehttp://someonewhocares.org/hosts/


    nice :) 

    ot: Innovation in browserland hasn't been this fast since, well, ever... this is a really good thing imho.
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    back_by_demand , September 7, 2011 10:27 AM
    The quality of all the top 5 browsers is 1000 times better than they used to be just a few years ago, so to hear a fan of Firefox or Safari pouring vitriol over IE makes me laugh, especially as independant tests done by Tom's a few months ago squarely put IE9 top of the pile.

    But that's OK, you keep on living in your little soap bubble.
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    belardo , September 7, 2011 12:52 PM
    Its at the top of many performance tests. Not in functionality or compatibility.
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    eddieroolz , September 7, 2011 5:01 PM
    I'm excited for IE10.
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    Wish I Was Wealthy , September 7, 2011 6:48 PM
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    Yeah, maybe no direct interest, but all these browsers competing with eachother stimulates innovation, which in the end leads to a better browsing experience no matter what browser you choose. So correct me if im wrong, but you sir are interested, just indirectly. ;) 

    Hi xbeater :hello:  . You are right in what you say,but also do not forget that bringing out IE10 beta earlier out than normal ( IE entry moved from 2 years to every 1 year ) could be just to squash us XP operating system lovers. You know what I mean by that & that is that we can not move up to IE9 nor IE10 browsers for the use of our XP operating systems. :fou:  That to me means the steady decline of windows XP os being used to surf the internet,because we are stuck on IE8 only. Also with that report about statcounter & so on,I believe that IE is not really declining fast due to lack of new technology ideas,but due to new browsers coming in like googles chrome,Mozillas Firefox,etc & the intense hatred feeling towards microsoft. ;)  If it was not due to hatred of microsoft than you could see their browser lasting longer on statcounter at the highest position. Do not forget also that the move away from microsofts search engine I believe came about the time that the U.S. congress started to get interested in searching for people that did look for certain types of porn. Microsoft did what they wanted more or less even though they also went to court,but google resisted & even went to court quite a few times. Also people say that googles search engine uses another way of tracking down searches for advertising money or revenue than what microsoft has. ;)  So what this means is,that people may use googles search engine to evade being tracked :pt1cable:  & now are also interested in googles chrome,so what do you expect. :sol: 
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    captaincharisma , September 7, 2011 8:35 PM
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    You are right in what you say,but also do not forget that bringing out IE10 beta earlier out than normal ( IE entry moved from 2 years to every 1 year ) could be just to squash us XP operating system lovers. You know what I mean by that & that is that we can not move up to IE9 nor IE10 browsers for the use of our XP operating systems. That to me means the steady decline of windows XP os being used to surf the internet,because we are stuck on IE8 only.


    why would that decline surfing the internet from windows XP? every other web browser still supports XP plus google always advertising chrome on there search page

    but don't get me wrong XP needs to fade away plus add to the fact that MS will eventually (if not already) stop updating it then it will become a big security risk.
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    billyboy999 , September 7, 2011 9:32 PM
    Wish I Was WealthyHi xbeater . You are right in what you say,but also do not forget that bringing out IE10 beta earlier out than normal ( IE entry moved from 2 years to every 1 year ) could be just to squash us XP operating system lovers. You know what I mean by that & that is that we can not move up to IE9 nor IE10 browsers for the use of our XP operating systems.

    Clinging on to XP hasn't been a valid excuse for years. XP is 10 years old. IE9/10 not working on XP isn't the problem, people like YOU not upgrading to 7 are the problem.

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    belardo , September 8, 2011 8:31 AM
    Ya can Vote me down... but IE9 is still a poor mans FireFox 4-6 browser. IE9 is still better than IE8 by far. FF4-6 looks exactly like Opera from 2 years ago, except its menu tab is orange instead of red/grey and without the functions.
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