Microsoft Sets Ie9 Launch Date For March 14
Posted 09 March 2011 - 12:10 PM
IE9 absolutely rocks, and simply outperforms the competition. Competition? What competition?
Although, there is so much amount of biased garbage disinformation in the media, one wonders why? I had to go set things straight when confronted with outright lies! (And I suspect paid for propaganda that is ABM Anything But Microsoft).
Example of paid for crapola payola on ZDNet in reply to the thread: Chrome 10: Close to a perfect Web Browser 1
Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols @ ZDNet said:
And at worst a lie.
I used the same sunspider-0.9.1 test in IE9 and got:
239.5ms +/- 1.2%
Under Windows 7 and a lowly three year old Dell discontinued laptop Latitude D830.
Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols said:
IE 9, despite my hopes that it would show better, came in, a dismal last with a mark of only 1,185.8-ms (milliseconds). As for IE 8. Well lets just say it lagged even further back.
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03/09/2011 09:17 AM
Since I suspect to see some ZDNet people (staff & members) visiting here:
Here are my results of the Sunspider test ran on my run-of-the-mill discontinued 3-year old Dell Latitude D830 running Windows 7 x64 Ultimate:
How much crap disinformation is that?
ZDNet Article said:
My Windows 7 test PC is a Gateway DX4710. This PC is powered by a 2.5-GHz Intel Core 2 Quad processor and has 6GBs of RAM and an Intel GMA (Graphics Media Accelerator) 3100 for graphics. It’s no speed demon, but it gets the job done. It’s hooked to the Internet via a Netgear Gigabit Ethernet switch, which, in turn, is hooked up to a 25Mbps (Megabit per second) cable Internet connection. On this system, I then ran the SunSpider benchmarks three times for each browser,
IE 9, despite my hopes that it would show better, came in, a dismal last with a mark of only 1,185.8-ms (milliseconds). As for IE 8…. Well let’s just say it lagged even further back. That said, it should be kept in mind that only a year ago IE 9’s numbers would have been great. Today, not so much. IE 9 was followed by Firefox 3.6.15, the latest shipping version, with 945.0ms.
Apple’s Safari 5.03 took third place in my impromptu Web browser drag race with an impressive 422.1ms mark. And, coming up right behind Chrome, there was the Firefox 4 beta 12 with a time of 388.0ms. But, winning by a small margin, there was Chrome 10 with a speed of 321.0ms.
If it were speed alone, it would be a close race, but while Chrome 10’s pure speed is impressive, it’s not the whole story.
What's wrong with liars like that? Have they positively no shame? Don't they know people will independently attempt to verify? Or do they assume we're just ignoramuses and lazy bums, that will believe just about any propaganda, just like suckers?
People try it for yourselves and please make up your own mind after coming to your own conclusions...
Start SunSpider 0.9.1 now!
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Posted 09 March 2011 - 02:06 PM
Firefox is #1 is being able to mold the browser into anything you want, but it's nowhere near the fastest at, well, anything really. Chrome is 2nd best choice in that dept., but still has some serious limitations that have to be worked around or ignored. Poor Opera, could have been a contender, don't know where they really went wrong. lol And as for IE9, well, it really is 'your father's' browser; sure, it's all shiny new on the outside, and even has higher-tech plumbing now, but why is it so hard (though not impossible thanks to the dev. tools feature) to e.g. simply allow me to right-click on mean sites? lol Stuff like that make IE9 just unusable. But it sure displays most stuff correctly, I guess.
Still waiting for the "perfect" browser someday..... LOL
Posted 09 March 2011 - 03:05 PM
I don't give a dam - having dumped IE years ago.
Maybe if they send out $100 vouchers to try IE9, I may be tempted....
Posted 10 March 2011 - 08:43 PM
So the proof is in the pudding? I am really really intrigued...
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Oh my Gawd! I'm replying to myself now, ohhh the shame! And worse, I'm spreading rumors... Just like anybody else.
4 hours ago, 2 Comments
Microsoft said on Thursday that Internet Explorer 9 protects users against a recently disclosed IE exploit.
Security researchers successfully exploited previously unknown flaws in Internet Explorer 8 on Wednesday at a hacker competition. Irish security researcher Stephen Fewer used three different vulnerabilities to exploit flaws in Microsoft’s security software at this year’s CanSecWest Pwn2Own hacker contest. Fewer, a reverse engineering expert, used two different 0-day flaws in Internet Explorer 8 to access a third vulnerability and bypass Microsoft’s Internet Explorer Protected Mode sandbox.
The attack successfully bypassed Data Execution Prevention (DEP) and Address Space Layout Randomization (ASLR), two key security protection mechanisms included in Windows 7 64-bit. “I had to chain multiple vulnerabilities to get it to work reliably,” Fewer said in an interview with ZDNet. ”Writing the exploit was the tricky part. It was very time consuming, especially bypassing protected mode,” he added. Fewer won a $15,000 cash prize and the Windows laptop he successfully compromised.
Microsoft confirmed on Thursday that the exploits do not affect Internet Explorer 9. “We have confirmed that IE 9 RC is not affected by the vulnerability used in the pwn2own contest. IE 9 officially releases on Monday,” said Microsoft’s Security Response team on Twitter.
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