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Every Version of Internet Explorer Acid Tested

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 27 comments

Ah, the memories.

With Internet Explorer 9 already downloaded and used by more than two million people, it's time for a look back at how far Microsoft's in-house web browser has come since the very beginning.

Even if you're not a user of IE today, there's probably some version in the nine that was your main browser of choice. It's a fascinating trip down memory lane. Check it out below:

Here is Every Version of Internet Explorer Acid Tested

The same maker of this video did the same thing for Windows earlier this month. Check that out here.

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    sabot00 , March 18, 2011 5:05 AM
    Hey! It's the same guy who did the Windows 1 to 7 thing.
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    Nexus52085 , March 18, 2011 5:49 AM
    This guy's great. Love his presentations.
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    WHComp , March 18, 2011 6:01 AM
    Just ran Acid3 on the latest Firefox 4 beta and IE9.

    Firefox: 97/100
    IE9 95/100
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    jsc , March 18, 2011 6:20 AM
    Unfortunately, if you are outside my company's intranet and using my company's authorized vpn, anything later than IE7 does not completely work.
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    fafkac , March 18, 2011 6:24 AM
    opera 11.01, acid 3 100/100
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    Anonymous , March 18, 2011 6:31 AM
    My chrome got 100/100
    IE got 95/100
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    WHComp , March 18, 2011 6:32 AM
    Good call fafkac, so as usual IE is lagging behind.
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    Anonymous , March 18, 2011 7:11 AM
    first time i benchmarked all the (more common) browsers (except safari which i WILL NOT INSTALL on windows) on my system was last years october
    chrome 5 100/100
    opera 10.61 100/100
    firefox 3.6.8: 94/100
    ie8: 20/100
    and firefox and ie *still* don't manage to do that today... (i'll wait for the final versions of both and update the table later or so)
    i'm running a c2quad q6600 at stock 2.4GHz with 4gb ram and a gf 8800gt - i keep testing chrome, opera, firefox and ie on, acid3, v8 and sunspider 9 - all the results - if you're interested - can be found here: (plain text)
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    Anonymous , March 18, 2011 7:23 AM
    lol he searched for horse porn
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    LuckyDucky7 , March 18, 2011 7:46 AM

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    mitch074 , March 18, 2011 9:38 AM
    Please be reminded all that Acid3 was written a great while ago; some features tested in it are now considered outdated and not worth the effort, which is why Firefox 4 won't score 100/100 either; and Webkit browsers scoring 100/100 actually implemented only the parts of specifications required to gain these points, not the whole features (as a matter offact, patches exist for Fx to score 100/100, but they were not included because deemed useless and actually dangerous for the web).

    Moreover, there's a fewe elements missing in this:
    - IE4 for *NIX was released and did work on platforms such as HP-UX etc. but was very unstable and didn't actually have the same features IE4/Win had

    - IE5 for Mac OS had several releases, which were actually more feature-full and more advanced than IE5-6 on Windows: this is actually the browser that introduced doctype-switching for Quirks/Standard mode selection

    - There was a IE 5.5 release for Windows: the last to support Windows 95, it also installed on Windows 98/SE and was shipped with Millenium. This is the rendering engine which is now emulated when using Quirks mode in IE 6/7/8/9.
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    sudeshc , March 18, 2011 9:58 AM
    i dont fall for bench marks but in actual usage i prefer Chrome far more than any other its just so perfect for me.
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    ta152h , March 18, 2011 1:03 PM
    TheCapuletExcept that I have to load up firefox or IE to even post a comment. But this isn't as much Opera's fault. The TH website staff are terrible web devs.

    Actually, it's probably your fault. I post on Opera all the time, like this time. It's been working since I've moved to Opera.
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    Ciuy , March 18, 2011 1:31 PM
    why use IE 9 ??
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    Anonymous , March 18, 2011 1:54 PM
    i guess we know why his flat mate wat reluctant to let him use their computer... seriously how did he not notice that before uploading the video? surely he watched the video after piecing it together...

    aside from that, it's a nice history on IE.
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    IncinX , March 18, 2011 2:19 PM
    Am I the only one that noticed his software is licensed to shitballs?
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    f-14 , March 18, 2011 3:22 PM
    as windows xp is no longer supported a computer running windows 7 from a reluctant flat mate was obtained.....hence the horse porn default site (flatmate thinking "revenge shall be mine") lmfao ^5 +1 to the flat mate!!!!!
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    Dyseman , March 18, 2011 3:26 PM
    LOL! At the beginning of IE9... It seems that the Reluctant Flat Mate's computer was looking at HorsePorn.
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    Niva , March 18, 2011 3:33 PM
    I'm a chrome user now, though FF was my choice of poison for a while. Installed IE9 last night, like the new streamlined look, even more simple than chrome. I use IE for webmail to an MS server, it just looks better in IE. Also use it for RSS feeds, love the functionality of IE in that regard. Overall impressed with IE9 but I never understood why people bashed 8 so consistently. Same thing about Vista, never gave me any trouble yet people consistently bashed it. IE9 seems better over IE8 the same way 7 was better over Vista.
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    killbits , March 18, 2011 4:53 PM
    oh man this guy's voice is amazzzzing... loved the history of windows video too
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