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    Internet Explorer 9 speeds past competition

    Posted March 16, 2011 - 4:09 pm

    Throw away what you think you know about Internet Explorer -- because the just-released IE9 will turn it all on its ear. Think IE is sluggish? Think again, because according to SunSpider tests, it rivals or beats the speed demons Chrome and Opera. Believe that IE sports a tired-looking interface? No longer --- it now has the same type of stripped-down look that Chrome originated, and that the latest version of Firefox uses as well.
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    Internet Explorer 9: Release candidate

    Posted February 10, 2011 - 10:27 pm

    The first release candidate for Internet Explorer 9 is here, five months after IE9 first went into public beta. IE9 is Microsoft's attempt to bring support newer, more modern Web technology to its browser. If you haven't used IE9 before, take a moment to read our prior review of the public beta.
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    The best Web browser: Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Opera, or Safari?

    Posted August 11, 2010 - 4:06 pm

    Find out which of the leading browsers is the perfect balance of features, speed, innovation, and flexibility for you
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    IE 9 Platform Preview has speed, not much else

    Posted March 18, 2010 - 8:55 pm

    The Internet Explorer 9 Platform Preview exhibits to good effect two of what Microsoft says will be the new browser's selling points: speed and HTML 5 support. If the final version is as fast as or faster than the preview, IE will no longer be a laggard in the browser race and will most likely beat out Firefox. HTML 5 support is a nice extra, but it's still too early to tell how important that will be.
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    Browser wars redux: Top 5 duke it out

    Posted October 18, 2009 - 9:05 pm

    The good news for users is that every one of the five most popular web browsers is exceedingly feature-rich, increasingly fast and easier than ever to use. The bad news is that it's become very hard to decide which to use. Here's how they stack up.
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    Microsoft's IE Mobile Browser Needs a Makeover

    Posted September 14, 2009 - 10:33 am

    Internet Explorer Mobile (formerly known as Pocket Internet Explorer) has been on Windows Mobile devices for a long time now--and it shows. Based on a proprietary layout engine that Microsoft designed from scratch, the current Internet Explorer Mobile is one of the most underwhelming browsers available on smartphones today.
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    Chrome Is Fastest in Site-Loading Tests

    Posted March 31, 2009 - 5:28 pm

    PC World undertook detailed real-world tests to determine how quickly each of four browsers--Chrome 2 Beta, Safari 4, Internet Explorer 8, and Firefox 3.0.7--loaded a series of popular Web sites. The results: Google Chrome 2 Beta beat the field.
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    Browser Showdown: Internet Explorer 8 vs. Firefox

    Posted March 20, 2009 - 9:43 am

    Microsoft Internet Explorer 8 is here at last. How does this newest entry into the ongoing browser wars stack up against Firefox 3? We put it to the test.
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    Internet Explorer 8 is new and improved - is it back on top?

    Posted March 19, 2009 - 9:26 am

    Internet Explorer 8 leapfrogs its closest competition, Firefox 3, for basic browsing and productivity features -- it has better tab handling, a niftier search bar, a more useful address bar, and new tools that deliver information directly from other Web pages and services
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    How secure is Internet Explorer?

    Posted January 29, 2009 - 11:29 am

    Although Microsoft's Internet Explorer (IE) Web browser has lost market share to worthy competitors over the last few years, it is still the market leader and remains the browser to beat. IE has many significant security features and enterprise options that cannot be easily discounted. Unfortunately for its many users, IE's dominance and complexity have made it the browser to attack. IE is also the only browser natively vulnerable to ActiveX control exploits.
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    My New Web Browser...Thank You, Google!

    Posted September 5, 2008 - 12:26 pm

    One tiny but important aspect of my day job is to review new and/or popular versions of web browsers to make sure my company's web-based applications function properly. So I downloaded the beta of Chrome today. After approximately 15 minutes of use, I made Chrome my default browser. It really is that good.

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    Google Chrome vs. Internet Explorer 8

    Posted September 3, 2008 - 2:34 pm

    They're back! Just when you thought the "browser wars" were over, with the two camps -- Microsoft and Mozilla.org -- settling in for a kind of intransigent détente, along comes Google to stir things up all over again. Clearly Google is unhappy with the current state of browser geopolitics and feels it needs to roll its own in order to ensure a robust base for its myriad hosted applications (e.g. Gmail, Google Docs, etc.)
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    Internet Explorer 8 Beta 2 has nifty features

    Posted August 27, 2008 - 4:19 pm

    Those who expect Internet Explorer 8 to be a warmed-over version of IE7 or a me-too response to Firefox 3 will be surprised by the just-released Beta 2 of IE8. It offers a well-thought-out set of features that makes Web browsing faster and more intuitive, including more intelligent tabs, a much improved Address Bar, and new tools designed to deliver information from other Web pages and services.

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