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Poll Results: Is the beta Internet Explorer 9 as bad as I think it is?

See how your TechRepublic peers answered this question: Is the beta Internet Explorer 9 as bad as I think it is?

On January 28, 2011, I asked the readers of the TechRepublic Microsoft Windows Blog this poll question:

Is the beta Internet Explorer 9 as bad as I think it is?

Now, I realize that is a leading question, but I really wanted to know if I was off base concerning the beta version of Internet Explorer 9.

I don't like the new layout of IE9, I don't like that the favorites menu is now hidden by default, I don't like the assumption that I have installed add-ons and toolbars that I don't want, and I don't like that the tabs for open Web pages are displayed at the same level as the address box.

After a month or so of using IE9, I do find it less annoying than I once did, but I still find it more annoying than it should be. I liked the way Internet Explorer 8 works much better and wish I had the option to keep it.

As the poll results show, Internet Explorer 9 is not getting a ringing endorsement from TechRepublic members so far. So, what is your beef with Internet Explorer 9? And on the other end of the spectrum, what feature do you think is a plus for IE9?

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Mark Kaelin is a CBS Interactive Senior Editor for TechRepublic. He is the host for the Microsoft Windows and Office blog, the Google in the Enterprise blog, the Five Apps blog and the Big Data Analytics blog.

11 comments
Jaytmoon
Jaytmoon

When I loaded ie9b on my quad core 64 bit system, it gave off a big sucking noise and locked up. TG I had 'fox for a back up browser

Gis Bun
Gis Bun

A blog on the January 28 beta? The RC has been out for a while. No one would ever think a beta is something to start to scrutinize. I don't think you'd do that with any OS in beta phase. I think most companies say that in beta phase, the interface could change, features can still be added or removed later on, features may not function completely either., So maybe it would of been better looking at the RC.

danmartini
danmartini

It's beta software, it's under construction. Did you look at the platform previews too? They're not 100% either. I am sure that when they finally release IE9 to manufacturing, it will crash and burn and that will open the doors for RockMelt to swoop in and take over. It may even be the end of Microsoft as a company. Then you'll have something interesting to write about.

amj2010
amj2010

we use all three: IE9 Firefox Chrome.... Chrome for looking up Firefox for Facebook IE9 for showing webpages IE

cdnjay
cdnjay

The IE9 rendering engine is amazing and easily surpasses any other version of IE. The UI does seem a little different but I don't think it's that problematic.

Mark W. Kaelin
Mark W. Kaelin

What is your beef with Internet Explorer 9? And on the other end of the spectrum, what feature do you think is plus for IE9?

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