Great news for all Microsoft ‘shills’, and I guess that I am in that fold.
We are talking about the 32-bit version, btw, the one that is the default regardless of Windows 7 bit version. Microsoft used the Chakra JIT in IE9 32-bit because it should be the version of choice presently. Adobe Flash, Java and other browser add-ons are released for 32-bit, but Adobe is still dragging its feet re 64-bit Flash.
Anyway, it has been found to be faster than Google’s Chrome, and that pleases me because I don’t like Google. I don’t like any organisation which has a finger in any and every pie that I pick. Reminds me too much of ‘1984’ and Winston Smith.
Hurrah for IE9..
I have always liked Internet Explorer, right from the first day. i took a lot of flak from colleagues who all felt sorry for the Netscape underdogs. My reply was that I used what was best for me, and I always have.
For more on the test, see here.. http://www.zdnet.com/blog/networking/chrome-10-vs-internet-explorer-9-reconsidered/792?tag=nl.e589
Thu, Mar 10 2011 16:18