In a few hours from now, Microsoft will officially unveil Internet Explorer 9 Beta to the world. Folks at Fast Company have already got their hands on Microsoft’s latest attempt to reinvent the browser. If the screenshots posted below are anything to go by, boy or boy this looks awesome!
Microsoft Chief Operating Officer Kevin Turner at the Financial Analyst Meeting today has revealed that the Redmond based company is planning to drop a beta version of Internet Explorer 9 sometime in September of this year. Sources at Neowin has given September 2nd as the possible date for the release.
Earlier this week, Microsoft started sending out developer-only test units built by Samsung and LG to developers to help them test the performance of their upcoming apps on actual handsets rather than emulators. Folks at NewsGeek site has put this test phone which is running Technical Preview version of Windows Phone 7 against iPhone 3GS running iOS 4 for a head-to-head web browser speed comparison. Unfortunately, since the test was conducted on a (different?) 3G network instead of WiFi (see the Disclaimer below), In all fairness, it will be unfair to pick one winner between Mobile Safari and Mobile IE.
Internet Explorer 9 is shaping out to be quite a significant jump over its current incarnation i.e. Internet Explorer 8. The first platform preview of IE9, which was released back in March at MIX10 had significant performance increase over IE8. The new IE9 Preview 2 has even more improvements. The first platform preview of IE9 scored an impressive 55 out of 100 on Acid3 test. This number has now reached 68.
Today, the second day of MIX10 kicked off in style at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas. On this day of the conference, Dean Hachamovitch, General Manager for Internet Explorer announced the successor to IE 8, Internet Explorer 9. President of Windows Division Steven Sinofsky also made a guest appearance on stage for the IE 9 demo.
Today, the highly anticipated Microsoft PDC (Professional Developers Conference) kicked off in style in LA. On the first day of the conference, Microsoft Ray Ozzie hinted about the arrival of the IE 8’s successor, Internet Explorer 9. From what we have gathered from all the buzz about PDC on the Internet, Microsoft’s VP Steven Sinofsky will be announcing Microsoft’s plan for IE 9 tomorrow.
Remember those Firefox 4.0 mockups which were released recently and showed full Aero Glass support under Windows 7 and Windows Vista? Well SpewBoy from deviantART has released an awesome looking theme for Firefox 3.5 or later which will skin it to make it look like Firefox 4.0 with all the Aero-like transparency effects from Windows 7. Follow the steps below to install the theme.
We did a comprehensive review of Internet Explorer 8 Beta 2 when it was released back in August 2008. Not surprisingly, there is no major change since Beta 2. I did some testing of RC1 bits installed on Windows Vista Ultimate (x86) and my own impressions are that IE8 is indeed generally faster than Beta 2.
Well folks, it looks like the browsers war of 90’s is back! and this time its Google which joins the party of Internet Explorer, Firefox, Opera and the likes. After backing Firefox for a few years, Google today revealed their own web browser named "Google Chrome" to combat with both Microsoft’s Windows Internet Explorer and [...]