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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 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.
  • Nexus52085
    This guy's great. Love his presentations.
  • WHComp
    Just ran Acid3 on the latest Firefox 4 beta and IE9.

    Firefox: 97/100
    IE9 95/100
  • 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.
  • fafkac
    opera 11.01, acid 3 100/100
  • My chrome got 100/100
    IE got 95/100
  • WHComp
    Good call fafkac, so as usual IE is lagging behind.
  • 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)
  • lol he searched for horse porn
  • LuckyDucky7