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#1 jburd1800


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Posted 16 March 2011 - 07:31 PM

Has anyone switched to it, and what is your opinion?

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Posted 17 March 2011 - 07:13 AM

I'm not a fan. It's certainly faster and, according to all reports, quite secure. Still, I don't care for the tabs at the top of the screen and, regardless of claims to the contrary, the old reg fix to move the menu bar to the top does not seem to work. But that's just me. I've seen posts on other sites from people who love it. Give it a try if you like. Just create an image of your system drive prior to installing it (with Acronis True Imange or Macrium Reflect) to make it very easy to revert if you don't care for it.

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Posted 17 March 2011 - 07:15 AM

Installed it in Virtual PC. "Beauty of the Web"? More like "Beauty of Micro$oft finally making an attempt to comply with Web standards and performance" or how about "Beauty of Copying Chrome but our security patches, Flash & Java updates are still millenniums behind our competitors" or "Beauty of the Web: Our best browser yet by far but the bar wasn't particularly high to begin with"

IE9 scored 94/100 on the basic acid test. Chrome consistently scores 100/100 on both my laptops. IE9 (or Chrome, for that matter) can't come even remotely close to Firefox in the Add-on dept, which is why I'll stick with FF as my default, TYVM s'il vous plaît.

Edit to add: A quick Google search shows that IE 9 doesn’t appear to have a feature to import saved passwords, although I haven't done an exhaustive search.

Edited by Union_Thug, 17 March 2011 - 08:05 AM.

#4 felmy


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Posted 17 March 2011 - 08:11 AM

I switched from Chrome to IE9 as soon as the RC was released. It is one of the fastest browsers I ever tried. It may not perform as well in artificial benchmarks as other browsers but to be honest, I couldn't care less :).

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