Check out the Internet Explorer 9 Platform Preview Number 2! ...
Back at MIX in March, we released the first Internet Explorer 9 Platform Preview. We said we were committed to releasing an Internet Explorer 9 Platform Preview update every 8 weeks. Well, today were making good on that promise and even a little ahead of schedule! Today we are releasing Internet Explorer 9 Platform Preview 2. You can grab the new Internet Explorer 9 Platform Preview it by visiting the Internet Explorer 9 Test Drive website. ...
If youre interested, give Internet Explorer 9 Platform Preview 2 a try! It runs side-by-side to your default browser.
Whaaaattt...we need IE8 already installed to preview the 9 platform...but the whole point is to see if you even like 9 (8 sucks so I'm using 7). Guess I'll wait until 9 comes out. -- OOL Subscriber Since - 10/18/00 . . . iO Subscriber Since - 11/22/04
Windows Internet Explorer Platform Preview Frequently Asked Questions ... Q. Does Platform Preview replace my current Internet Explorer? A. No, it does not, though it does share some settings with your existing Internet Explorer installation. One of the best features of Platform Preview is that it installs side-by-side with earlier versions of Internet Explorer and any other browser(s) on your computer.
Q. What are the system requirements for Platform Preview? A. You need a Windows PC running either Windows 7 or Vista. On Vista, you need to have installed Internet Explorer 8 and you need to install the Platform Update for Windows Vista, available on Windows Update since October, 2009. Platform Preview is only available in a 32-bit x86 version but it will install and run on 64-bit Windows 7 and Vista.
Q. Does Platform Preview run on Windows XP? A. No. Internet Explorer 9s GPU-powered graphics take advantage of new technologies available in Windows 7 and back-ported only to Windows Vista. These technologies depend on advancements in the display driver model introduced first in Windows Vista. ...
[Info] Internet Explorer 9 Compatibility Results Are In
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Check out the Cross-browser Test Results Summary for Internet Explorer 9. Take the IE 9 Test Drive, and then see Solutions for Virtualizing Internet Explorer to learn how to create a virtual operating environment in which you can run earlier versions of IE. ...
In recent posts we talked about giving feedback and filing a great bug using a tool called IE Diagnostics that is included with the publically available Internet Explorer Platform Preview releases. We encourage you to include IE Diagnostics reports with every bug submission. This blog post sheds more light on the IE Diagnostics tool by detailing the data included in an IE Diagnostics report, what you can learn from it, and how you can use this information to debug problems you see in IE.
What is IE Diagnostics?
IE Diagnostics is a tool that gathers comprehensive dynamic and static data related to Internet Explorer. The data gathered is packaged up into a .cab file and stored on your machine at a location you specify. If you open the cab, you will find an IEDiag.xml file which contains detailed information related to IE add-ons, registry settings, network configurations, and more. (Click here to view a sample IE Diagnostics report). This data is invaluable when we need to debug a problem in IE without having direct access to the computer, such as, when trying to reproduce and investigate root causes of bugs reported by users.
quote:windowsteamblog.com Jun082010 by Brandon LeBlanc0
Internet Explorer 9 and Safari 5
Since the release of the first Internet Explorer 9 Platform Preview at MIX back in March and the second in May, weve shown a lot of demos of IE9 with other browsers. Today, Apple announced and released Safari 5. We figured we would show IE9 and Safari 5 together running some of the demos from the Internet Explorer 9 Test Drive website. Watch the Frames Per Second (FPS) Counter. ... We're incredibly excited about the engagement and feedback from developers for Internet Explorer 9 with over a million downloads so far.
[Info] Updates to the Release Notes for the Platform Preview
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Last updated: 4 August 2010
Windows Internet Explorer Platform Preview
* Updates to the Release Notes for the new Platform Preview are denoted in GREEN.
The Platform Preview is an early look at the Internet Explorer 9 platform so some features are incomplete, some may change, and some may be added. This document lists features available in the latest Platform Preview and known issues with those features. To view the latest known issues, see our list on Microsoft Connect.
We ask that you refrain from providing feedback on features where noted that they are either partially implemented or not available. We are aware of their condition and will provide updates in future releases. Similarly, for known issues, we are aware of their existence and are actively working on them. Thank you for your interest in the Internet Explorer Platform Preview!
To report issues and provide feedback, please use Microsoft Connect. For general questions or comments, please email email@example.com.
Summary Is Microsoft agile enough to compete in the modern browser market? Sure, what theyre showing off in the IE9 platform previews now is interesting, but its unfinished. How long will it take for next months beta to turn into a final product? And how quickly before the competition leapfrogs it?
While we all wait for Microsoft to show off the final UI of IE 9, Neowin users have been putting together a few mockups of what they think the final product may look like. While none of these images are official and should be taken as only the designers impression, they do all look like legitimate possibilities.
Is this Microsoft's new Internet Explorer 9 interface? ... Summary Microsoft Russias press site, on August 25, posted information and a photo that seem to be connected to the coming IE 9 beta. (The site has since pulled their post, but I grabbed the information and screen shot in the nick of time.) ...
• Mark your calendars: Microsofts Beauty of the Web Internet Explorer 9 beta launch group liveblog "...They say beauty is in the eye of the beholder which is one reason youll want to pay attention to Microsofts Internet Explorer 9 Beauty of the Web event next week. ..." »www.istartedsomething.com/201009···iveblog/
Microsoft, Intel tout faster IE9 graphics ... Recent Microsoft and Intel primers on Internet Explorer 9's accelerated graphics point to snappier Web browsing.
Microsoft will launch the beta of the upcoming Internet Explorer browser on Wednesday at an event in San Francisco as competition from Chrome, Firefox, and Safari has spurred Redmond to beef up its graphics acceleration, among other improvements. And Intel is slated to introduce its Sandy Bridge chip architecture, with features enhanced graphics silicon, at the Intel Developer Forum, which begins on Monday.
In a blog posted on Friday, Microsoft spelled out what it says are the merits of "full vs. partial acceleration," while Intel, in a new video, is claiming IE9 acceleration on its Core i series of chips--which will include new Sandy Bridge processors.
Graphics chip-based acceleration (Microsoft calls it "hardware acceleration") shifts some tasks from the main processor (CPU) to the graphics processor (GPU). Mainstream GPUs pack in dozens or even hundreds of processing cores. While each GPU core delivers a tiny fraction of the processing power of a CPU core, combined, they can tackle certain tasks much more quickly and efficiently than a CPU. Intel, for its part, has improved the built-in graphics on its Core i series of processors and will integrate its fastest graphics function yet onto the CPU in its upcoming Sandy Bridge processor.