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Mozilla Expects IE10 Beta For Microsoft BUILD

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.

  • cookoy
    not interested in IE, not interested in Betas. A double whammy.
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  • N.Broekhuijsen
    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
    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
    well at least Mozilla is almost caught up in version numbers
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  • Darkerson
    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
    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
    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
    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
    ... 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
    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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