IE 9 is great

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Luis Ortega, Mar 21, 2011.

  1. Luis Ortega macrumors 6502a

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    I would recommend upgrading to Internet Explorer 9 for Windows.
    It is an excellent browser experience in the pc side and much faster than the others.
     
  2. thejadedmonkey macrumors 604

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    Using IE9 on my mac right now, and it's simply superb. Another piece of quality software from Redmond!
     
  3. Isar2, Mar 21, 2011
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    v4 Final was just released for Mac OS X.
    Download here:
    http://download.mozilla.org/?product=firefox-4.0&os=osx&lang=en-US

    EDIT: had to find out that it was very slow on my computer when compared to Chrome.
     
  4. ravenvii macrumors 604

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    Hunh? The thread is talking about IE9, not Firefox.

    The failboat has arrived, please proceed to the loading dock.
     
  5. thejadedmonkey macrumors 604

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    It's also talking about Windows, not OS X...
     
  6. Angra-mainju macrumors regular

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    c'mon guys, leave redmond :D
    they JUST WANT to (create?) good software :p

    ...but WANT and DONE ain't the same thing :p
     
  7. munkery macrumors 68020

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    Why wasn't this thread started in a Windows forum?

    Fighting fire with fire? A troll for a troll?
     
  8. thejadedmonkey macrumors 604

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    Before it got derailed, I'm pretty sure it was a thread in the "Windows on the Mac" board, letting people know that IE9 isn't half bad.
     
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  10. Luis Ortega thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    People on Windows forums already know that the new IE 9 is a great browser.
    People running Windows on a Mac may not be aware of it.
    Whether you use Bootcamp or another way to run Windows on a Mac, it's a very strong upgrade and works much better than the competition.
    Microsoft has actually produced some great software lately-
    Windows 7, Office for Mac 2011, and now IE9. All very solid and capable.
     
  11. Cabbit macrumors 68020

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    IE9 while good in that i don't have to do very much extra work to support it is still not on the level of Safari, Firefox, And Opera.

    It is nice writing code once for the most part and it working but it still becomes the lowest common denominator as the other browsers support more features and have better support.
     
  12. Luis Ortega thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    That's interesting.
    I found it significantly better that Safari for Windows and Firefox, which I had been using instead of IE8, so I have removed those browsers and am only using IE9 while in Windows now. I never bothered with Opera.
    I'm running IE9 on Windows 7 with Bootcamp, and it's much faster and seems to have very good security features.
    On the whole, I have been very impressed with Windows 7, and Office for Mac 2011 is fantastic. I don't bother to use Office on Windows side because Office for Mac 2011 is so nice to use.
    The only support that I have ever seen for any browser is from other users on forums, so I don't think that is an issue one way or another.
     
  13. Charlie Sheen macrumors 6502

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    number one reason why not o use IE is the spy-ware that comes with it.
    i know its sort of a rumors but is certainly is a deal-breaker for me.
     
  14. roadbloc macrumors G3

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    I agree that IE9 is excellent. Using it now. Sleek, fast, simple to use. No fuss browsing which is what I love about Safari. Unfortunatly Safari on Windows... blows.

    Kissed goodbye to Safari on my Windows machines. IE9 is great and works flawlessly with MobileMe.
     

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