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Every Version of Internet Explorer Acid Tested

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:

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

Marcus Yam
Marcus Yam served as Tom's Hardware News Director during 2008-2014. He entered tech media in the late 90s and fondly remembers the days when an overclocked Celeron 300A and Voodoo2 SLI comprised a gaming rig with the ultimate street cred.
  • sabot00
    Hey! It's the same guy who did the Windows 1 to 7 thing.
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  • Nexus52085
    This guy's great. Love his presentations.
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  • WHComp
    Just ran Acid3 on the latest Firefox 4 beta and IE9.

    Firefox: 97/100
    IE9 95/100
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  • jsc
    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
    opera 11.01, acid 3 100/100
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  • My chrome got 100/100
    IE got 95/100
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  • WHComp
    Good call fafkac, so as usual IE is lagging behind.
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  • 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
    acid3:
    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 html5test.com, acid3, v8 and sunspider 9 - all the results - if you're interested - can be found here: www.keksfabrik.eu/browsers (plain text)
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  • lol he searched for horse porn
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  • LuckyDucky7
    'Sh!tballs'?

    Really?
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