According to IEbest, the site that previously released a video claiming to be of Internet Explorer 9, they’re planning to release a beta installer today, 2 days before Microsoft’s official launch. We had our doubts about the video though, as the UI shown in it was absolutely bad. The tab location was pathetic.
Microsoft never put a new UI in the platform preview builds. They didn’t even bother putting navigation buttons and and address bar on it. We expect to see Internet Explorer 9 hit beta status with a new UI. The UI and performance of opening/closing new tabs and windows could mean success or failure for IE 9. No one wants hardware rendering when the browser is shit slow and bloated like Internet Explorer 8 and previous versions.
In case the beta leaks today, we’ll definitely cover it. Here are the new features in Internet Explorer 9:
- CSS 3 support
- Rounded corners
- Faster JS performance
- GPU accelerated rendering ( Direct2D and DirectWrite support )If not today, we will definitely get our hands on Internet Explorer 9 Beta on September 15th. Hopefully, Microsoft can finally deliver a browser that deserves some respect.Else, Google Chrome is the champ.
Update: Pwned. The ‘launch’ of IE9 beta by IEbest has been delayed due to undisclosed reasons.
“Else, Google Chrome is the champ”
Or Mozilla Firefox.
Mozilla Firefox is the champ. (Sorry to burst your bubble but Chrome is overrated…)
Firefox is bloated and a has-been. Chrome is the browser to have now for the majority of users.
Chromium is OK browser, if you have low expectations for that type of program.
Otherwise, Firefox 4 is THE best browser at this moment.