IE9 final available March 14th

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  1. ronjor

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  2. Sherlock_Holmes

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    thanx for the update
     
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    Good. Should be fun
     
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    The screams of the millions of nerds (probably mostly web developers) around the globe rejoicing that MS has finally produced a respectable browser after all these years will probably be audible.
     
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    Nice :)

    Haha, the impossible has happened :D
     
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    No it hasn't. IE 9 :thumbd:
     
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    I'll only be able to pronounce about it, in what concerns me and relatives :D, once I get to test the final version - default settings - against URLs hosting exploits. I'll then see what it has to offer and decide if I move some of the relatives back to IE(9). Otherwise, they'll stick with Chromium.
     
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    :D

    I am using RC. Should I uninstall RC or install final over RC?
     
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    There was a Windows Update for Beta > RC. You can bet there will be one for RC > Final.
     
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    Did they beat Firefox 4's release date?
     
  11. funkydude

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    It doesn't have one yet, it just hit RC. So I guess the answer is yes.
     
  12. Kerodo

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    Excellent news..... :)
     
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    Was there an official race on? I thought this type of stuff was blog-fodder.
     
  14. J_L

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    The first ones that gets out gains an early competitive advantage with possible increased market share.
     
  15. ShaneR34

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    I really don't think you'll see to many switching from Chrome or Firefox back to IE, although some will of course as it is a good browser.

    What Mircosoft wants is to get those still running IE6 and, to a lesser extent, those who left IE recently to make the switch.

    I don't think its any coincidence that they launched that "IE6 Death Watch" site days before the final of IE9.
     
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    Those running IE6 are all on XP (or earlier), and IE9 won't be available to XP, so I don't think your point is valid here...
     
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    Once people find out the IE8 doesnt support the lastest standards and they cant upgrade to 9 on xp they will simply switch to another browser. so microsoft really shot themselfs in the foot.
     
  18. ShaneR34

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    Good point. I totally forgot about that.

    Carry on... ;)
     
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    Thanks for good news... :)
     
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    Some of them will consider it a good time to move on to 7.
     
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    Probably, but I tend to agree with 'lodore' a lot will just switch to Firefox or Chrome. After all, it is a much cheaper alternative & many people still actually prefer XP. Switching to Seven may not be an option for people who run computers that have less than a Gbyte of RAM.
     
  22. moontan

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    i'm looking forward for the official release.
    i tried the Beta a couple of months and although it was rough, it looked promising.

    i been using Chrome for a couple of years and before that it was Firefox for awhile.
    i uninstalled Chrome and been running IE8 for a few days to get warmed up. :p
     
  23. Sadeghi85

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    Surely :D

    But yeah, XP is a good OS, I still like it, we use it at work. Some of the websites we need to use at work are only compatible with IE7 & IE8 so we're stuck with IE8 for now. :oops:
     
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    True, this could happen and probably will. I think MS doesn't much care though, if anything, they're attempting to get people to move on to Win 7 whenever possible. Taking IE9 away from XP won't really make people buy a new OS, it's just a further withdrawal of support from a dying XP. Eventually, just about everyone will buy a new PC, and get a new OS as well, with IE9 or whatever comes with it at the time....
     
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    +1. :thumb:
     
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