Nice writeup from over at Lifehacker about spending a week with the modern version of Internet Explorer (IE9). There’s no doubt the browser has improved, but I think the main complaint most have is supporting (and having to test) legacy versions of the browser that were just plain horrible.
To me, anyone doing a comparison of multiple modern browsers, IE is never going to be the number one choice.
A Week With Internet Explorer: Not the Browser You’ve Always Despised
Finally, a Microsoft-branded browser that supports some semblance of HTML5 and CSS3, and it comes to us all on March 14.
Internet Explorer 9 to Arrive March 14
Wow, this writeup review of today’s Microsoft Internet Explorer 9 makes me actually want to try and experience the browser. I highly doubt I’ll be turning my back on Firefox — especially since I’m a Mac guy and IE hasn’t been available on my machine since IE 5*. Plus, other than browser testing, Firefox’s addons like Firebug, Xmarks and Dust-Me Selectors are just too valuable and too used in my daily dev (and personal life to an extent) to turn my back any time soon on Firefox.
Tried out IE9 beta yet? What do you think? Comments below.
Internet Explorer 9: Microsoft’s Browser Gets Back in the Game