When I reviewed Internet Explorer 9, Microsoft's latest iteration of its Web browser, back on March 16, 2011, I thought it was a solid but unspectacular edition to browser wars. There was nothing inherently wrong with IE9, but it wasn't a Web browser that made you want to drop your favorite browser and make the switch to something new.
I was not, and still am not, particularly fond of some of the UI changes. I was very happy with Internet Explorer 8 and the way it did things, and I am not really interested in changing my ways. However, after using IE9 for a month, it has kind of grown on me, and I don't even notice the UI changes anymore. I can live with it, although it does not excite me.
Apparently, judging from the responses to our request for a rating, the TechRepublic membership generally feels the same way I do. Internet Explorer is a decent Web browser — not the best, but certainly not the worst either. If you already use IE, then you will probably keep using it, and if you use a competing browser, you are not likely to change to IE9.
So, what browser are you using to view this blog post? Is it your favorite browser? Do you find yourself using more than one browser on a regular basis?
Mark W. Kaelin has been writing and editing stories about the IT industry, gadgets, finance, accounting, and tech-life for more than 25 years. Most recently, he has been a regular contributor to BreakingModern.com, aNewDomain.net, and TechRepublic.