Well IE9 wasn’t really my idea … but one of my gripes about IE8 and earlier versions was that nagging question of “Why does this site bog down the whole browser?” – when very often some slow loading web site, or one that’s down completely, or some glitch on a web site, seemed to lock the web browser completely. It makes someone that knows (just a little bit…) want to ask: With all this multi-tasking and multi-core processors and such – why is something bogging down the browser, or even Windows itself? So according to a PC World report … maybe this problem is fixed???? I’ll let you know later. I just got it.
will lead you to a link for the download. Even the download of the beta was easy to get!!!! No logging into MS Technet and applying for a Beta program in order to get it. You just click and get it. The download was fairly fast. The installation was fairly fast. It did require a reboot of Windows 7. And so far it seems to be working pretty good. But I haven’t had it long enough to really critique it yet. So I’ll roll with it for awhile and see what happens.
The download link is here: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/internet-explorer/download/ie-9/worldwide
NOTE: Boats … Yachts … with important computers like NAV COMPUTERS or SHIPS COMPUTERS should probably wait awhile before installing Internet Explorer 9. This is Beta software … and you should NOT run Beta software on an important computer. Try on a laptop … or an extra unimportant PC if you want. (If I wasn’t confident that I could recover Windows 7 from any possible problems, I wouldn’t run it either … or would run it in a VM in Vmware or Virtual Box or similar Virtual PC environment.)
Here’s some of the article, well the point where it says they solved MY problem. (My Idea!)
Microsoft IE9: It’s Just Plain Good!The first beta of IE9 is the first truly modern browser from Redmond. Try it without prejudice. Harry McCracken, Technologizer
Another architectural improvement: If something in a tab crashes or just bogs the browser down, IE9 is designed to resist issues that impact other tabs or bring the browser down altogether. I’m good at making browsers choke–especially Chrome and Safari, lately–and IE9 does seem rather robust, especially for a beta. I’ve had glitches in specific tabs, but they haven’t seeped out into other ones or rendered the browser inoperative.
(more at the link above.)
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