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With the recent release of the newest Internet Explorer, we're looking for reviews, reactions, or reasons you haven't downloaded it yet. Microsoft is reporting some impressive download numbers, and we're wondering what users have to say about it. Share your thoughts or reservations, and we'll share 50 knowledge points! Also check out some blog posts on the impressive release numbers here and here.

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I read reviews on IE9 against other browsers and it seems IE9 came out top against some of the browsers..

I will wait a couple of months before trying ie9

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  • CharlieBrowne
    I just have a hard time rushing to use anything new coming our of Microsoft. I've been burned in the past and like to wait for a bit of time to see how clean a release is. If there is an enhancment I have to have or will save me time, I consider moving a listtle faster. This question has got me thinking I should look at the nunbers and the reviews before I take my standard position.
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  • Rakei
    Well in our case..Most of our clients nearly 86 percent of our population are still on Windows XP.You may be suprise to hear that Windows 7 in related to Internet Explorer9 is not a signicant effect on us here (Cook Is.)... So we tend to stay with IE8 due to customer demand.
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  • TomLiotta
    I've somewhat accepted WinXP at my office because it's a company standard. At home, I have no intention of going beyond Windows 2000 -- I've been going towards Ubuntu, SUSE and even one system with OS/2 (i.e., eComStation). I have a company-supplied Windows 7 laptop that's needed for compatibility testing, but I can only barely stand Windows 7. I didn't use Vista nor ME, so Windows 7 is the first Windows version that I've actively disliked. IE9? I suppose I'll inevitably run into it someday. It won't be by choice. Tom
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  • Sixball
    We have shied away from using IE( for most of the same reasons as Charlie - ANYTHING new from MS we wait for the first few patches before going for a full-on deployment...
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  • valmsmith
    I personally believe IE9 is another of MS' ways of getting XP out of the picture sooner, because IE9 unlike 6,7, or 8, can NOT be loaded into an earlier Operating system, period. At least that has been my experience so far with it. Another interesting facit of this browser, (I could be mistaken about this) is I thought the website said this evolution is currently a "release candidate" which usually means it is ALMOST ready, but we aint sure. In the past MOST secure websites would NOT allow RC browsers to use their sites, and that is also NOT the case with this browser. I will stand corrected if mistaken.
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  • valmsmith
    Interestingly, yesterday I went to MS.com and IE 9 was all over their home page, today it is IE 8. Strange??
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  • batye
    IE9 is new and like always hyped myself and to clients I do recommend to wait few weeks before at least major bugs get fixed and updated... first few patches get out... also few of my customers just get fleet of netbooks preloaded with XP... IE9 would not work on XP...
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  • Subhendu Sen
    No doubt, IE9 is a competent browser, and a marked an improvement over IE8, but it still suffers from an archaic rendering engine, which has trouble rendering some elements of many of the Websites visit, as well as lacking built-in support for open formats. Recently, one of our member, asked "Why does Internet Explorer 9 crash on certain web pages?".... Because of IE9 is built for high end technology and when the question arises to install it, it is necessary to take care about before / post-installation. The configuration matters here very much. And if a user, installs add-ons which is not compatible with IE9, then it may go for crash or create problems. Yes, of-course, there r several way to overcome this, which suggested in the above Link. It is basically puts IE on par with Firefox and Chrome (and now the both browsers are grown rapidly). And Microsoft tries to bring back a solid browser, that may suitable in all respect. But, I think there is no reason for Firefox users who r using it for a long to switch to IE9. Lacking Windows XP compatibility and being available for Windows Vista and 7 (Batye already pointed) and Microsoft's takes stand not to release IE9 which compatible on XP, that it indicates to let XP go the way of NT and let it die. It is only compatible with Windows 7 and Windows Vista, that means 2/3 of the PCs out there may not use for it. The success of Internet Explorer 9 is key for Microsoft as it seeks to keep up with competition in the browser space with Firefox and Chrome. IE9 features also are a big part of Microsoft’s plans for its Windows Phone 7. Thanks
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  • carlosdl
    Posting other people's words as yours is called plagiarism. I have pointed this out many times. Please, when posting thoughts or comments from other people, give proper credit (at least).
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  • Chippy088
    This may seem odd to join a IE9 thread, when I don't use any version of IE my self, but the reason it is not on any of my PCs is because they were slowed by IE hogging my resources. Not the program so much, even with all the security updates etc, but the website rendering always needs so many memory hungry add ins. Flash etc. IE7 caused so much of a bottle neck, and misbehaved, that I uninstalled it. Memory is still a premium and expensive resource for many users. Even if you have the maxed out your ram sockets. I leave it up to the client to decide on the browser requirement.Some clients have IE7 still on their PCs, but they really aren't interested in IE, as a browser, but MS insists you use it to download from their site. Verification etc My business partner designs web sites, so I have access to all versions of web browsers, because new sites are tested thoroughly. I have access to PCs with OSs that go back to 95. So I look forward to trying IE9 out on as many OSs as I can. MS does warn you if it won't run on your current OS, but only after you take the time to download the installer. I won't be too disappointed, i promise.
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  • BobBeechey
    I have been using IE9 as my main browser for a few days. It seems to be responsive and well designed. Good competition for Chrome at last.
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  • Sixball
    I like the opera browser, and it seems that all the 'big boys' tend to slowly implement features that opera's had for quite some time - tabbed browsing, gestures, etc...
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  • MelanieYarbrough
    [...] been a lot of discussion about Windows 7 this month, it only seemed fitting to get the community’s impressions of Internet Explorer 9 from Microsoft, compatible with Windows 7 and Vista. We polled the IT Knowledge Exchange members [...]
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