IE9 RC with Tracking Opt-Out Now Available for Download

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News Posted: Fri, Feb 11 2011 10:51 AM
The next generation of browser wars is just around the corner. While Mozilla inches closer to shipping Firefox 4, which is currently in its eleventh beta, Microsoft on Thursday announced the availability of Internet Explorer 9 in Release Candidate form. That means it's essentially finished, at least in terms of features, and should have most of the bugs ironed out.

"With the Release Candidate, we've taken to heart over 17,000 pieces of feedback about IE9," Microsoft said in a blog post. "You will find the product has made progress on all fronts -- performance and standards, user experience, and safety and privacy."


On the subject of privacy, IE9 introduces a new Tracking Protection feature. This bit of technology comes after the Federal Trade Commission voiced concern over consumer privacy on the Web. Should you turn IE9's Tracking Protection feature on, you'll be able to subscribe to multiple lists with URLs labeled as "allow," "block," or "neutral." Firefox 4 has a similar privacy feature built-in, but Microsoft contends its solution does more.

"By controlling the flow of information to sites, these Tracking Protection Lists help users protect their privacy," Microsoft explains. "Unlike other solutions, IE9’s benefits users even if Web sites do not respect the user’s preference to not be tracked. The ability for a site to determine that the user has expressed a desire to not be tracked (by turning the feature on) is inherent in the design of Tracking Protection."

You can download IE9 RC at www.beautyoftheweb.com.
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realneil replied on Fri, Feb 11 2011 11:18 AM

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You can download IE9 RC at www.beautyoftheweb.com

Idea Or you can remember all of the previous versions of IE that were released upon the world stage, and decide to let other sheep go to their slaughter first!

Then you could sift through the remaining blood and desecration and say to yourself, "I'm glad that I waited again". Smile

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RJohns replied on Fri, Feb 11 2011 11:19 AM

ah i gotta try it

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4hams replied on Fri, Feb 11 2011 11:22 AM

No blood on me yet realneil. LOL

Notice I said yet!

Installed it about 3 hours ago and have all my tabs setup and it appears to be working wll at the moment. I'll let ya know if i find any "blood and desecration". :)

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realneil replied on Fri, Feb 11 2011 11:35 AM

It's POSSIBLE that I may be overreacting a LITTLE BIT, but as they say, "Once Bitten-Twice Shy!"

In the past,........at least for me,..........using IE was always a lot like being slowly pecked to death by chickens.

I haven't used it for years and years.

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4hams replied on Fri, Feb 11 2011 11:52 AM

realneil:

It's POSSIBLE that I may be overreacting a LITTLE BIT, but as they say, "Once Bitten-Twice Shy!"

In the past,........at least for me,..........using IE was always a lot like being slowly pecked to death by chickens.

I haven't used it for years and years.

Now i know where the blood and desecration comes from.  LMAO! 

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I installed the RC and even on a Pentium 4, its not too bad. Improvement from IE8 to say the least.

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Not that hard to improve from IE8 though. That wasn't a very impressive browser.

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AKwyn replied on Fri, Feb 11 2011 4:43 PM

I agree as well, it is an improvement from IE8.

Still, I'm rocking Firefox 4.0 all the way.

 

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coolice replied on Fri, Feb 11 2011 11:43 PM

realneil, couldnt have put it better myself... i'm going to wait... or perhaps never adopt at all.

Besides, i'm REALLY happy with chrome... it boots up fast, website rendering is quick, plus i'm a big fan of the tabs being right at the top.

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Inspector replied on Sat, Feb 12 2011 1:34 AM

Im just never switching back to ie no matter how good it gets. i just get that funny feeling inside every time i open ie :)

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realneil replied on Sat, Feb 12 2011 2:19 AM

Inspector:
i just get that funny feeling inside every time i open ie

Yeah, like having to pick up the bar of soap off of the floor in prison,.................Smile

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3vi1 replied on Sat, Feb 12 2011 12:08 PM

>> "Once Bitten-Twice Shy!"

Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me 9 times, then I have a learning disability.

What part of "Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn" don't you understand?

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4hams replied on Sat, Feb 12 2011 12:29 PM

Ok I am going back to Opera...

Ie9 RC is not copying links or embedded code from places like Photobucket and Youtube. You should be able to just click the item and it should highlite and copy as with all other browsers including ie8. ie9 Beta had the same problem...

Oh god here come the chickens...

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realneil replied on Sat, Feb 12 2011 12:30 PM

4hams:
Oh god here come the chickens...

They were behind you the whole time!

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coolice replied on Sat, Feb 12 2011 12:46 PM

KFC anyone?

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4hams replied on Sat, Feb 12 2011 3:50 PM

LMAO!!!  Big Smile

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Blazer replied on Sun, Feb 13 2011 3:47 PM

hehe Stick out tongue

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