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IE9 Beta is out


Just installed the IE9 beta and looks way more cleaner and simple.

As from the past half year Microsoft is creating a new direction towards the future.

The concept K.I.S.S. seems to have developed from just a word to a company strategy. If you look at the latest software & tools Microsoft has released things are starting to look better in the giant’s world. They successfully launched Windows 7, they launched Visual Studio 2010, Silverlight 4, Office 2010 and more. This year we will also get our hands on the first wave of a new generation of Windows Phone devices – the Windows Phone 7.

Acid 3 results for IE9 beta are looking pretty good with 95/100. You can get the software and also test drive it here

I personally like the feature with which you can actually pin a site (e.g. my blog) and instantly launch it from the Windows 7 task bar. Also the address bar is resizable and doesn’t get in the way.

Conclusion

With a clean, intuitive and fresh design IE9 might have a chance in the browser competition with Firefox and Chrome.

Let’s wait and see how the final release will go.

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  1. 14/10/2010 at 2:26 pm

    My dad has been writing a book exactly on point with this blog, I have emailed him the web address so maybe he could pick up a couple pointers. Excellent Job.

  2. Anonymous
    29/12/2010 at 8:37 am

    Umm…what the hell have you been smoking out there? How can you call Windows 7 a KISS example? In Windows 7 users have to keep track of their settings, of their apps, of their hundreds of files, of their thousand accounts, of their stupid antivirus and so on. If KISS be the principle, then iOS, Android and ChromeOS are the only real examples. Windows, Linux and MacOS are just old, bloated, scientific platforms – NOT friendly user environments.

  3. Radu
    29/12/2010 at 7:33 pm

    I think Windows 7 is the best we have for now. It might not be so simple but it’s the easiest yet IMHO. And the way I heard, Windows 8 will bring user state virtualization which is precisely what you seem to miss in current operating systems.

  4. Rubick
    02/01/2011 at 3:08 pm

    Oh come on guys. We all know Macs rule in simplicity.

    • 02/01/2011 at 3:31 pm

      First of all.. in reply to ‘Anonymous’: iOS and Android are NOT desktop operating systems, they are MOBILE operating systems. Second, ChromeOS is a CLOUD oriented operating system. You don’t get much persistance on such an OS (everything from apps to files live in the cloud). I don’t have to keep track of my apps in Windows 7 (nor need to access them from the cloud). They’re just THERE, just waiting to be accessed; and let’s not forget the ‘stupid’ antivirus from LiveEssentials which doesn’t bother me unless it needs to do a regular system scan. So..let’s not talk about unfriendly user environments. If you want unfriendly..take a look at DOS and Linux without a window manager.

      In reply to Rubick..let’s just say that Mac rules in stupid simplicity, while Windows rules in subtle simplicity. (and this is my personal opinion) 🙂

  5. rockstar
    03/01/2011 at 2:01 pm

    Windows rules in subtle simplicity? As in it’s so subtle no one ever sees it?

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