Few months ago Internet explorer 9 has been finalized. As I am a blogger it is necessary to download all browsers and test it, how my blog is looking on all browser. I was not a great fan of IE form IE 6. I started my computing carrier from windows 7 even if I had a fatal attraction of computing from my child. I got computer little late but now I have and it is my time to do something different. In reality IE 6 stands okay or average condition among web surfers. Web surfer needs a different browser which gives fast browsing as well as fast loading of media files like videos and Mp3s. Microsoft’s IE 7 and IE 8 is completely nonsense and buggy. It never stands in front of Firefox. Google had taken a very wise decision to develop chrome in the year of 2008. Now the browser war is more competitive than before. Face to face there is no two browsers are competing. It is a competition between IE, Firefox, Chrome and Opera.
All Reviewers’ Voice:
Internet Explorer 9 is surprisingly competitive across the board. Blazingly fast, clean slick minimalist styling, outstanding speed, stability, Zippy browsing, Best implementation of RSS, Security, Compatibility, Good rendering of pages, pleasure to use and innovative features make this best version of IE to date.
Microsoft’s Voice about IE 9:
Windows Internet Explorer 9 makes Web sites look and perform as if they were native to Microsoft Windows. Internet Explorer 9 lets you tap into the power of your whole PC so your Web sites shine. Taking full advantage of your PC's hardware through Windows, IE9 lets you enjoy graphically rich and immersive experiences that are as fast and responsive as native applications installed on your PC.
With a new, streamlined user experience, you can focus on the Web sites you love with a clean look that integrates seamlessly with Windows 7. A robust set of built-in security, privacy, and reliability technologies keep you safer and your browsing experience uninterrupted. For Web developers, support for HTML5 and modern standards architected to take advantage of the graphics processing unit (GPU) means that the same markup not only works across the Web, but runs faster and delivers a richer experience through Windows and Internet Explorer 9.
What’s New in This Version?
1) Streamlined design:
IE's new look is quite usable. The stop and refresh buttons have been shrunk to take up as little space as possible while still being visible. They now live on the right side of the location bar, inside the bar itself along with the search drop-down menu icon. It's a bit curious that Microsoft didn't combine Stop and Refresh into one, as other browsers has. Most items in the Command bar, such as print, page controls, and safety controls have been collapsed into the redesigned Tools menu. Only Tools, the Home button, and the Favourites button retain their own top-level icons. As with other browsers, the status bar is hidden by default In IE 9.
2) Pinned Sites:
In IE9, you can pin specific sites to your Windows 7 desktop taskbar. Click and hold on a tab, and drag it to the taskbar. The site's favicon will become the pinned site icon. The pin option is great. I didn't expect to use it, but since I've pinned my LinkedIn site, I realized how convenient this feature is.
Pinned sites by default recolor IE9's aero glass-style interface based on the color schemes in the site's favicon.
3) Download Manager:
The new and robust download manager is a long-desired, long-missing feature, and I am extremely glad to see it finally make it into IE9.
4) New Tab Page:
A "New Tab" page lets you resurrect closed tabs and previous browsing sessions, as well as provide large versions of your most frequently visited Web sites' favicons for quick access behaves like Opera's Speed Dial and Chrome's Most Visited Sites.
One neat little exposure of personal browsing data is that moussing over a site's favicon tells you in general terms how frequently you visit that site.
From the about: Tabs page, you can also resurrect a previous browsing session, restore closed tabs, or switch to the trackless InPrivate browsing.
5) New Design for InPrivate Browsing:
Microsoft again redesigns InPrivate browsing. InPrivate Browsing helps prevent Internet Explorer from storing data about your browsing session. This includes cookies, temporary Internet files, history, and other data. Toolbars and extensions are disabled by default.
6) Search in the Address bar:
Microsoft attempts to rebrand the location bar by bolstering it with search features. Internet Explorer's "OneBox," as the company is calling it, combines the search box with the location bar. You can navigate to a site, search for sites, or look at browsing history or favourites. You can also change search providers at the bottom, which is a slick merge of the old search bar functionality into the location bar. By default, the OneBox won't remember your keystrokes. If you let it, though, you'll get additional search suggestions.
7) New Notification Bar:
Notifications in IE9 have taken on an entirely different look. Small and minimalist, they appear at the bottom of the browser and don't stop you from browsing.
8) Improved sandboxing:
The browser has had tab sandboxing since IE8, and improves on the feature in version 9. The tab sandbox prevents a crashed individual tab from taking down the entire browser. Tab sandboxing will not only prevent a single tab crash from taking down the whole browser, but IE9 will ask if you want to resurrect the tab, too.
9) Tab Ripping:
In IE9, you can enact Chrome-style "tab ripping" so that you can drag a tab to create a new browser window, but it also integrates smoothly with the Aero Snap feature in Windows 7 by dragging the tab to either side of your monitor. This is useful for looking at two sites simultaneously.
If you are new to windows aero then read this article where I have written a complete review about windows aero with video tutorial.
10) New Add-on Performance Advisor:
Add-ons, also known as ActiveX controls, browser extensions, browser helper objects, or toolbars, can improve your experience on a website by providing multimedia or interactive content, such as animations. Add-ons increase the time it takes to start browser, open a new tab or navigate to websites. However, some add-ons can cause your browser to stop responding or display content that you don't want, such as pop-up ads. If you suspect that browser add-ons are affecting your web surfing then you can disable some or all add-on. Following up on a report from earlier this year that toolbars and other add-ons were a major source of instability in Internet Explorer, IE9 keeps a stern eye on your add-ons and will warn you when one is unnecessarily slowing down your browser.
11) Best Implementation of RSS:
Feeds, also known as RSS feeds, XML feeds, syndicated content, or web feeds, contain frequently updated content published by a website. They are often used for news and blog websites, but are also used for distributing other types of digital content, including pictures, audio files, or video. Internet Explorer can discover and display feeds as you visit websites. You can also subscribe to feeds to automatically check for and download updates that you can view later. In IE9 you can filter your particular feed of a website or blog by category. It is nothing but when owner of a blog publish their content on online they add labels to it. It is only the reflection which is a great feature for feed reader.
12) Hardware Acceleration:
The GPU acceleration is a revelation. The browser's performance has been greatly improved by the addition of graphics processing unit (GPU) hardware acceleration. It allows the browser to shove certain rendering tasks onto the computer's graphics card, freeing up CPU resources while making page rendering and animations load faster. These tasks include composition support, rendering support, and desktop compositing.
13) Enhanced Tabs:
Part of the reason I like IE is that it keeps the automatic coloured tab groups from previous versions; this is a feature which helps me to keep track when I have multiple tabs open.
14) Tracking Protection and ActiveX Filtering:
Like the Firefox 4 version of the "do not track" feature, it will prevent Web advertisers from tracking your behaviour using a header-based solution. Unlike Mozilla's implementation of the protection, IE9 uses both the header and customizable blacklists. If you go to the Gear menu and then the Safety submenu, there's an option for tracking protection. Clicking it opens the Manage Add-ons window and defaults to the new Tracking Protection tab, from which you can add sites that you want to block.
Once the feature has been enabled, simply start browsing. If you go back to the list after checking out a few sites, you ought to see that the list has auto-populated. The configurable number below the main list allows you to set your tolerance for being tracked. If you set it to ten, for example, the tracking protection will wait until it sees a tracker on ten or more sites before blocking it. It's actually incorporated into the browser the same way that add-ons are. Microsoft allows you to create custom lists of advertisers to block, and share them with other users via the Internet Explorer Add-on Gallery.
15) Support for HTML 5:
IE9 now have expanded support for HTML5.
16) Automatically ask if you Change Your Homepage:
If you change your home page from msn to Google then it will ask you “come here often? Make Google your homepage.”
Major Demerits of IE9
• Missing built-in spell check
• Manage Add-ons UI is still a bit clunky
• No sync with cell phones
• No XP or Mac support
• Tracking and ActiveX protection is a hassle.
• Lack of customisation
• No print preview functionality
Internet Explorer 9 system requirements
• Computer with a 1 gigahertz (GHz) 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor.
• Windows Vista 32-bit with Service Pack 2 (SP2) or higher
• Windows Vista 64-bit with Service Pack 2 (SP2) or higher
• Windows 7 32-bit or higher
• Windows 7 64-bit or higher
• Windows Server 2008 32-bit with Service Pack 2 (SP2) or higher
• Windows Server 2008 64-bit with Service Pack 2 (SP2) or higher
• Windows Server 2008 R2 64-bit
• Windows Vista 32-bit – 512 megabytes (MB)
• Windows Vista 64-bit – 512 MB
• Windows 7 32-bit – 512 MB
• Windows 7 64-bit – 512 MB
• Windows Server 2008 32-bit – 512 MB
• Windows Server 2008 64-bit – 512 MB
• Windows Server 2008 R2 64-bit – 512 MB
Hard Drive Space
• Windows Vista 32-bit – 70 MB
• Windows Vista 64-bit – 120 MB
• Windows 7 32-bit – 70 MB
• Windows 7 64-bit – 120 MB
• Windows Server 2008 32-bit – 150 MB
• Windows Server 2008 64-bit – 200 MB
• Windows Server 2008 R2 64-bit – 200 MB
• CD-ROM drive (if installation is done from a CD-ROM)
• Super VGA (800 x 600) or higher-resolution monitor with 256 colors
• Modem or Internet connection
• Microsoft Mouse, Microsoft IntelliMouse, or compatible pointing device
Prerequisites for installing Internet Explorer 9When you try to install Internet Explorer 9 on windows 7, you may receive an error message and cannot install Internet Explorer 9. There are various causes for installation problems. To resolve this issue follow these simple steps:
Step 1: Download the prerequisites for IE9 form this page.
Step 2: Complete the installation of other updates.
Step 3: Temporarily disable antispyware and antivirus software.
Step 4: Now double click the IE9 Installer. It will take few minutes to install on your pc.
Now you install IE9 on your windows 7 pc, but what next for your IE9? Do you want more fastness and rapid browsing for your IE9? Hope so you want then this article I am dedicating to you.
How to Speed Up Internet Explorer 9
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