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Internet Explorer 9 Beta

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by species8350, Oct 1, 2010.

  1. species8350

    species8350 Flightless Bird

    It looks like IE 9 in Beta form is available.

    Will this version be delivered through updates?

    I am wonderng if it might be best to wait untill the Beta trial is
    complete and a stable version is issued before installing.

    Any thoughts.

    Thanks

    S
     
  2. Jack Knoff

    Jack Knoff Flightless Bird

    No, it will not be available through updates. It is always risky to install
    beta programs on a production machine.

    BTW, this newsgroup has been discontinued by MS, and is now a forum at:
    http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/default.aspx where you can read all the
    horror stories about the IE9 beta.

    "species8350" <not_here.5.species8350@xoxy.net> wrote in message
    news:d725a9e5-a4af-4456-a9c6-904ddc348ec9@d17g2000yqm.googlegroups.com...
    > It looks like IE 9 in Beta form is available.
    >
    > Will this version be delivered through updates?
    >
    > I am wonderng if it might be best to wait untill the Beta trial is
    > complete and a stable version is issued before installing.
    >
    > Any thoughts.
    >
    > Thanks
    >
    > S
    >
     
  3. Jeff Strickland

    Jeff Strickland Flightless Bird

    "species8350" <not_here.5.species8350@xoxy.net> wrote in message
    news:d725a9e5-a4af-4456-a9c6-904ddc348ec9@d17g2000yqm.googlegroups.com...
    > It looks like IE 9 in Beta form is available.
    >
    > Will this version be delivered through updates?
    >
    > I am wonderng if it might be best to wait untill the Beta trial is
    > complete and a stable version is issued before installing.
    >
    > Any thoughts.
    >
    > Thanks
    >
    > S
    >


    The issue version is probably a better bet for you than the Beta version.
     
  4. species8350

    species8350 Flightless Bird

    On Oct 1, 4:30 pm, "Jeff Strickland" <crwlrj...@yahoo.com> wrote:
    > "species8350" <not_here.5.species8...@xoxy.net> wrote in message
    >
    > news:d725a9e5-a4af-4456-a9c6-904ddc348ec9@d17g2000yqm.googlegroups.com...
    >
    > > It looks like IE 9 in Beta form is available.

    >
    > > Will this version be delivered through updates?

    >
    > > I am wonderng if it might be best to wait untill the Beta trial is
    > > complete and a stable version is issued before installing.

    >
    > > Any thoughts.

    >
    > > Thanks

    >
    > > S

    >
    > The issue version is probably a better bet for you than the Beta version.


    Thanks to both for responding.

    Best Wishes

    S
     
  5. Jeff Strickland

    Jeff Strickland Flightless Bird

    "species8350" <not_here.5.species8350@xoxy.net> wrote in message
    news:7dd32346-fa73-4c2b-9139-23125ada3b26@d25g2000yqc.googlegroups.com...
    On Oct 1, 4:30 pm, "Jeff Strickland" <crwlrj...@yahoo.com> wrote:
    > "species8350" <not_here.5.species8...@xoxy.net> wrote in message
    >
    > news:d725a9e5-a4af-4456-a9c6-904ddc348ec9@d17g2000yqm.googlegroups.com...
    >
    > > It looks like IE 9 in Beta form is available.

    >
    > > Will this version be delivered through updates?

    >
    > > I am wonderng if it might be best to wait untill the Beta trial is
    > > complete and a stable version is issued before installing.

    >
    > > Any thoughts.

    >
    > > Thanks

    >
    > > S

    >
    > The issue version is probably a better bet for you than the Beta version.


    Thanks to both for responding.

    Best Wishes

    S


    <JS>
    Beta is always a test level edition when talking about software.

    If you are willing to deal with testing issues, then you're a candidate for
    a beta site (a test site). If you don't tolerate people using YOU as a test
    bed, then you should steer clear of anything with Beta in its name.

    I don't know how they intend to distribute IE9 when they get around to
    pulling the trigger on the launch. I see no technical reason why they can't
    offer it as an upgrade, then scan the machine to see if the upgrade is valid
    for that machine or not. Having said that, it could be offered as an
    upgrade, then a dialog box would open that says, "Sorry, you have
    compatibility problems, the upgrage will now halt."

    You should know that IE9 will not work an a platform earlier than Vista, and
    I'm not so sure it will work very well there. I have a Vista machine, and I
    cringe whenever I have to sit in front of it. I don't have a Win7 plarform
    yet, but I expect the user interface will be the same as for Vista, so I'm
    not very excited to migrate that way. I'll never get to use IE9 because it
    will not work under XP.



    </JS>
     
  6. bobster

    bobster Flightless Bird

    ?FWIW, I downloaded IE9 Beta on Sept. 15th and have had virtually
    trouble-free performance. It is much faster than IE8, especially when using
    accelerators. My OS is W7, 32 bit.

    Realizing that there was risk involved, I retained my W7/IE8 on an external
    HD and can switch back to it at any time during the boot sequence. I will
    retain these two configurations until IE9 becomes final, then I'll clone
    that configuration from my "C" drive to the external HD and use it as my
    primary W7/IE9 backup.

    I also retain an XP/IE8 configuration on my second internal HD in case I
    find problems with W7 (which I've only had for 2-3 months - so far so good).

    This may sound like a lot of extra hardware but 320G HDs are about $50, a
    SATA-3 external enclosure is about $35 and good clone software is cheap or
    free.

    My advice is try IE9 Beta if you have a good clone backup, but if you don't,
    don't risk it.

    ========================================================================================================

    "species8350" wrote in message
    news:d725a9e5-a4af-4456-a9c6-904ddc348ec9@d17g2000yqm.googlegroups.com...

    It looks like IE 9 in Beta form is available.

    Will this version be delivered through updates?

    I am wonderng if it might be best to wait untill the Beta trial is
    complete and a stable version is issued before installing.

    Any thoughts.

    Thanks

    S
     
  7. PaulM

    PaulM Flightless Bird

    ?Same here, IE9 beta is much faster then IE8. Running on windows 7 32bit.

    --
    Paul's XP and Vista Help
    -----------------------------------------
    www.paulsxp.com
    ---------------------------------------
    Paul's Forum
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    www.paulsxp.com/forum
    --------------------------------------


    "bobster" <bogus@fauxie.org> wrote in message
    news:i86eth$r5m$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    > ?FWIW, I downloaded IE9 Beta on Sept. 15th and have had virtually
    > trouble-free performance. It is much faster than IE8, especially when
    > using accelerators. My OS is W7, 32 bit.
    >
    > Realizing that there was risk involved, I retained my W7/IE8 on an
    > external HD and can switch back to it at any time during the boot
    > sequence. I will retain these two configurations until IE9 becomes final,
    > then I'll clone that configuration from my "C" drive to the external HD
    > and use it as my primary W7/IE9 backup.
    >
    > I also retain an XP/IE8 configuration on my second internal HD in case I
    > find problems with W7 (which I've only had for 2-3 months - so far so
    > good).
    >
    > This may sound like a lot of extra hardware but 320G HDs are about $50, a
    > SATA-3 external enclosure is about $35 and good clone software is cheap or
    > free.
    >
    > My advice is try IE9 Beta if you have a good clone backup, but if you
    > don't, don't risk it.
    >
    > ========================================================================================================
    >
    > "species8350" wrote in message
    > news:d725a9e5-a4af-4456-a9c6-904ddc348ec9@d17g2000yqm.googlegroups.com...
    >
    > It looks like IE 9 in Beta form is available.
    >
    > Will this version be delivered through updates?
    >
    > I am wonderng if it might be best to wait untill the Beta trial is
    > complete and a stable version is issued before installing.
    >
    > Any thoughts.
    >
    > Thanks
    >
    > S
     
  8. species8350

    species8350 Flightless Bird

    On Oct 2, 6:16 am, "PaulM" <Pa...@noplace.net> wrote:
    > ?Same here, IE9 beta is much faster then IE8. Running on windows 7 32bit.
    >
    > --
    > Paul's XP and Vista Help
    > -----------------------------------------www.paulsxp.com
    > ---------------------------------------
    > Paul's Forum
    > --------------------------------------www.paulsxp.com/forum
    > --------------------------------------
    >
    > "bobster" <bo...@fauxie.org> wrote in message
    >
    > news:i86eth$r5m$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    >
    >
    >
    > > ?FWIW, I downloaded IE9 Beta on Sept. 15th and have had virtually
    > > trouble-free performance.  It is much faster than IE8, especially when
    > > using accelerators.  My OS is W7, 32 bit.

    >
    > > Realizing that there was risk involved, I retained my W7/IE8 on an
    > > external HD and can switch back to it at any time during the boot
    > > sequence.  I will retain these two configurations until IE9 becomes final,
    > > then I'll clone that configuration from my "C" drive to the external HD
    > > and use it as my primary W7/IE9 backup.

    >
    > > I also retain an XP/IE8 configuration on my second internal HD in case I
    > > find problems with W7 (which I've only had for 2-3 months - so far so
    > > good).

    >
    > > This may sound like a lot of extra hardware but 320G HDs are about $50, a
    > > SATA-3 external enclosure is about $35 and good clone software is cheapor
    > > free.

    >
    > > My advice is try IE9 Beta if you have a good clone backup, but if you
    > > don't, don't risk it.

    >
    > > ===========================================================================­=============================

    >
    > > "species8350"  wrote in message
    > >news:d725a9e5-a4af-4456-a9c6-904ddc348ec9@d17g2000yqm.googlegroups.com....

    >
    > > It looks like IE 9 in Beta form is available.

    >
    > > Will this version be delivered through updates?

    >
    > > I am wonderng if it might be best to wait untill the Beta trial is
    > > complete and a stable version is issued before installing.

    >
    > > Any thoughts.

    >
    > > Thanks

    >
    > > S- Hide quoted text -

    >
    > - Show quoted text -


    Thanks all for the extra information.

    I have Vista 32 bit installed and don't intend to upgrade to Windows
    7.

    I was interested in IE 9 because of the possible benefits of increased
    security. Although the increase in speed mentioned also sounds
    attractive.

    I will wait till things become stable, then see what the communities
    have to say.

    Best wishes.

    S

    Ps. I wonder if they are releasing IE9 with Windows 7 in mind, rather
    than backward compatibility with Vista?
     

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