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Poll Results: Just how excited are you about Internet Explorer 9?

See how your TechRepublic peers answered this question: On scale of 1 to 5, just how excited are you about the pending release of Internet Explorer 9?

On September 2, 2010, I asked the readers of the TechRepublic Microsoft Windows Blog this poll question:

Just how excited are you about Internet Explorer 9?

Shortly after posting this poll question, Microsoft released a beta version of Internet Explorer 9. I have it loaded on my test machine, and the interface is very "chrome-like." And while it seems to be mostly OK, there are still several bugs that will have to be cleaned up before it is ready for release.

The answers to the poll question were predictable. As IT professionals, TechRepublic members are naturally at least somewhat interested in Internet Explorer 9, but there does not seem to be an extraordinary amount of excitement about it. Have we come so far? Can we really say there is no more browser war?

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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.

19 comments
tezzahenry
tezzahenry

Who on earth in their right mind uses Internet Explorer

unhappyuser
unhappyuser

We connect to a Federal agency and they are so far behind we can't even use IE 8, forget IE 9. No other browsers will work on their site either. Governments are SO much fun to work with! EMD

tezzahenry
tezzahenry

I can relate to that my wife has the same problem

Beothuk
Beothuk

So,If someone chooses to use IE, they are out of their mind? Who are you to make such a call?

tezzahenry
tezzahenry

When you look at the number of patches that need to be applied to IE every month and the download quota for them would put some people over the limit of their download quota just to keep IE running let alone the rest of the system, not to mention disk space for all this stuff...there are plenty of streamlined browsers around these days

wyattharris
wyattharris

I was thinking the same thing. Its a browser, who really cares.

unhappyuser
unhappyuser

Download quota? Disk Space? Are you still using thiose 486SX-25's? :-) EMD

kharbeck
kharbeck

Sometimes you have no choice. There is one site which I have to use for work and it is only accessible with IE.

john3347
john3347

IE9 looks MUCH better with only one toolbar consuming desktop space. (or is it two?) I do not understand yet how to get my spell checkers (iespell and IE7 Pro) installed and easily accessible. It does not seem to be any more stable than IE8. IE7 remains the favorite for stability issues. I cannot figure how to install add-ons that I have installed on my IE7 and IE8 installations. If there is any real improvement over IE7 other than desktop space usage, it has not made itself obvious. Reply to Tommy S.: Firefox has FAR from won any browser war on my network.

maclovin
maclovin

Is there a middle finger option? Cuz that's what IE is anyway....

Tink!
Tink!

I'm still adapting to IE 8. Took me forever to upgrade to it (I didn't upgarde until I absolutely HAD to.)

skeech51
skeech51

I too downloaded IE 8 when it first became available and all it did was lock up - on all 3 of our PC's. It wasn't until six months later that I decided to give it another try and it worked fine after that. Of course MS tried to tell me it was something I was doing wrong, but I knew better as a number of friends also had the same experience.

Mark W. Kaelin
Mark W. Kaelin

Have we come so far? Can we really say there is no more browser war?

Tommy S.
Tommy S.

There is also Chrome if you still own a P4 or if you dont like having any privacy.

Beothuk
Beothuk

FF won? Not in my books it didn't. I installed it on my network and had nothing but trouble with it. I removed it and went back to Opera. (I only use IE on websites that insist upon it - like the tax office)

tehpea
tehpea

Seriously, pretty pointless do you not think? Plus what do you mean with no privacy? I haven't had any problems so far, been using Chrome since version 4. IMHO there will always be browser wars and no winner.