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Is Internet Explore 9 better than Chrome and Fire Fox

10 Jan

Introduction

From the facts it shows that the answer for above question is “Slightly Yes”. More correct answer will be “Now it is in the race”. As lot of you know, for past few years IE has been out of this race between web browsers(I don’t know about other countries, but in Sri Lanka almost all users are divided between Chrome and Firefox). Now after so much of investment IE is now up and running. But it will take some time to recover from that major drawback.

Microsoft has obviously invested a lot of effort in getting IE up to scratch, and assuming it can get a reasonable proportion of the users of older versions of the browser to upgrade, IE9 should greatly accelerate the development of more powerful, feature-packed web apps. That’s because developers will be much more likely to develop sites that rely on complex JavaScript, HTML5 and CSS3 if they know those features are broadly supported in the browser market. I’d hope that Microsoft would consider releasing IE9 for older versions of Windows, too, as that will help to ensure that a greater percentage of users upgrade.

Tests

Below tests are done by one call Simon Mackie and according to him IE hold a strong position. These tests are done using some popular benchmark test software.

As you can see, while the IE9 beta is not quite as good as its main competitors in terms of standards compliance, its score of 95 is streets ahead of the old IE8, which only scored a lowly 20.

To test the speed of the browsers I used Kraken, Mozilla’s new JavaScript benchmarking tool, which attempts to test JavaScript performance using a series of tests that attempt to replicate realistic workloads. While benchmark tests results should always be taken with a pinch of salt as they can never exactly match real world conditions, they do at least provide an indicator of browser performance. The score returned by Kraken is the time it takes the browser to complete the tests, with a lower figure being better.

As you can see, IE9 is still lagging behind its competitors a little. However, it’s a vast improvement on the previous version. Even though the XP machine is slower than my test machine, that’s an order of magnitude worse than the new version, and shows just how much better IE9 is at handling complex JavaScript.

What Microsoft says about IE9

Performance

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IE9

Fast startup and shutdown

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Fast JavaScript engine for better performance

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Popular websites load quickly

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Full hardware acceleration for text, graphics, and video provided by default

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Notification when add-ons slow browser performance

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Ease of Use

Simple browsing controls for a better browsing experience

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One-click navigation to websites pinned to the taskbar

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Change and add search providers within the search box

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Search provider suggestions as you type in the search box

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Tear-off tabs with Windows 7‌ Aero Snap

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Reopen accidentally closed tabs

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Combined search and address bar

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Visual search suggestions shown as you type

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Jump Lists and thumbnail preview controls for pinned sites

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Accelerators for quick access to web services without leaving the page

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Security

Best protection against phishing attacks

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Protection from malicious cross-site scripting attacks

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Domain name highlighting in the address bar to alert you to deceptive websites

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Most protection against socially engineered malware

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Protection against clickjacking attacks

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Reliability

Crashed tabs stay isolated from all other tabs

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Automatic recovery of crashed tabs

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Tab hang recovery with messaging and prompting when websites time out

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Privacy

Prevent others from seeing what sites you have visited on your PC

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Control whether certain third parties can track your browsing activity

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Web Standards and Compatibility

Supports standards both commonly used today and for building tomorrow’s websites, including HTML5

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H.264-encoded HTML5 video support

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Compatibility mode to view websites designed for older browsers

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Developer Tools

Comprehensive tool set (HTML, CSS, JavaScript editing, profiling, network inspection)

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Developer tools built into the browser

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Tools that show pages in different rendering engines to let developers understand and debug browser differences

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So give it a try (at least a chance). Let me know how it feels comment below.

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2 Comments

Posted by on January 10, 2011 in Acadamic, News, Software, Technology

 

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2 responses to “Is Internet Explore 9 better than Chrome and Fire Fox

  1. Amith Shivantha

    January 15, 2011 at 5:03 pm

    Malli, i saw some nicely written articles from you..
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