Gizmos Freeware Reviews  

Go Back   Gizmo's Freeware Forum > Debating Chamber > Internet, Web Apps and Networking

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11. Feb 2011, 08:02 AM   #1 (permalink)
Site Manager
 
MidnightCowboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: South American Banana Republic, third bunch from the left
Posts: 15,285
Default IE9 (RC) Now Worlds Fastest Browser?

Microsoft are claiming that the RC of IE9 is now the world's fastest and safest browser. We're heard all of this before of course, but maybe this time they've got it right? At 35% faster than the beta version the RC may well be quicker now than anything else, but what about the safety? I guess only time will tell on this one as the hoards of hackers around the planet search for the next vulnerability.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-12424407
__________________
Buy a Hoover and prove technology sucks.
MidnightCowboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12. Feb 2011, 05:46 AM   #2 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Av_Crazy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 484
Default

Well according to this
http://news.softpedia.com/news/IE9-R...n-183973.shtml
it is the fastest right now but veryyy less difference in all the browsers now
all are extremely fast
now its upto the user which one to choose
__________________
Vivek
Av_Crazy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12. Feb 2011, 08:31 AM   #3 (permalink)
Site Manager
 
MidnightCowboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: South American Banana Republic, third bunch from the left
Posts: 15,285
Default

Thanks for the extra link

Some might argue that Microsoft are only reaching now where they should have been years ago, but it still remains to be seen how "secure" IE9 is.
__________________
Buy a Hoover and prove technology sucks.
MidnightCowboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12. Feb 2011, 08:45 AM   #4 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Av_Crazy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 484
Default

If i remember correctly then ie8 was the most secure browser...so i guess ie9 must also follow its footsteps...
more conclusive result we will know with tests when ie9 and ff4 come out of beta
__________________
Vivek
Av_Crazy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12. Feb 2011, 06:05 PM   #5 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
garth's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Here.
Posts: 1,522
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by MidnightCowboy View Post
Thanks for the extra link

Some might argue that Microsoft are only reaching now where they should have been years ago, but it still remains to be seen how "secure" IE9 is.
Others might argue that MS was hoping to have a total monopoly over browsers and browsing, and therefore didn't have to care about how secure IE was
__________________
Heavy Metal + Lego = . That is all. ^.^
garth is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13. Feb 2011, 05:49 AM   #6 (permalink)
J_L
Co-Author, Best Free Security List
 
J_L's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 2,003
Default

IE8 is already very secure, if you enable SmartScreen Filter and Protected Mode. IE9 will be better (ActiveX Filtering, etc.)
J_L is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13. Feb 2011, 10:31 AM   #7 (permalink)
jim
Editor
 
jim's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: near Ashford Kent England
Posts: 467
Default

I am a long time Firefox user and can't see me changing from that. However, I always have IE installed as an alternative browser in case I need it for a particular website. I have just installed IE9, and I don't know about its security (will still mainly use FF anyway), but IE9 really is blindingly fast. Much faster than FF.
jim is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13. Feb 2011, 10:43 AM   #8 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Av_Crazy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 484
Default

which version of ff r u using jim ? ff 4 is also lightning fast...and even i wont change from chrome or ff to ie coz they are a lot more customizable
__________________
Vivek
Av_Crazy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13. Feb 2011, 11:55 AM   #9 (permalink)
jim
Editor
 
jim's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: near Ashford Kent England
Posts: 467
Default

I'm using 3.6 - because 4 won't support Roboform which I use to access my bank accounts.
jim is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13. Feb 2011, 06:44 PM   #10 (permalink)
Progradminstrateditor
 
George's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Frankfurt, GER
Posts: 2,300
Default

I am using FF4B11 and IE9RC. I do not see any considerable difference in speed. And why would I? Internet speed cannot be influenced by any browser. They can only use different strategies of how to deal with the data. IE9 as far as I can tell waits til most of the objects have arrived locally, then displays it from local cache. It seems to be very fast then of course. But I definitely notice the wait time too. Put that on top and it is as fast (or at least close to) as other browsers are.

Safety and most of all W3C compatibility is much more important. I appreciate the effort MS is putting into IE in that regard. Compared to older releases IE9 is surely ahead of its predecessors.
__________________
Best regards, George
George is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT +1. The time now is 06:17 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.