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    IE9 Final Release Buggy?

    I downloaded and installed the final release version of IE9 yesterday and to date have found it very buggy. In fact it's caused my system to lock up 3 times.
    I've found it opens multiple instances of itself (in task manager only), when viewing YouTube it then locks up all other applications after a few mins and causes you to to a hard reset, even though the video continues to play correctly you cannot access any open applications at all. Not impressed so far. Anyone else having issues with it?
    Last edited by Dos_Box; 18th March 2011 at 09:59 PM.

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    Similar problems here. both with the beta and the RC. Was terribly slow - I installed Chrome to check, and that ran absolutely fine - IE9 took ages to load pages, especially from first start up. I've gone back to IE8 for the moment, and all is running fine again.

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    TBH I won't touch it until some other poor unfortunates have Beta tested the release version. ;o)

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    Firefox 4 RC is now out - been pretty impressed with 4 on my home Windows 7 x64 machine - seems to perform better than 3 on my work machine, which is a very similar spec.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Abaddon View Post
    Similar problems here. both with the beta and the RC. Was terribly slow - I installed Chrome to check, and that ran absolutely fine - IE9 took ages to load pages, especially from first start up. I've gone back to IE8 for the moment, and all is running fine again.
    Yeah, I've found it very slow as well. The RC/Beta was fine though, so I'm a bit puzzled as to what has gone wrong.

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    I don't know about buggy, just downloaded it not and was instantly prompted to grab a new version of flash player which may help with the youtube issue if youtube is still redirecting ie9 to flash.

    They certainly did IE5 the logo though, it is such a weak blue now it looks faded and worn, not the best image for a shiney new browser.

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    I dont like the interface, how the tabs open at the top along with the search box and address bar. To cluttered.

    I think i will stick with FireFox.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FN-GM View Post
    I dont like the interface, how the tabs open at the top along with the search box and address bar. To cluttered.

    I think i will stick with FireFox.
    The new firefox is rather minimalist, it can't cope with printing though, at least not to an HP UPD driver, you get four pages of madness if the page has anything more complicated than a table on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SYNACK View Post
    The new firefox is rather minimalist, it can't cope with printing though, at least not to an HP UPD driver, you get four pages of madness if the page has anything more complicated than a table on it.
    I would switch to Chrome. But for Mac Google Gears doesnt support Google Chrome - FireFox does. I would rather keep the same browser for Mac & Windows.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FN-GM View Post
    I dont like the interface, how the tabs open at the top along with the search box and address bar. To cluttered.

    I think i will stick with FireFox.
    Right click 'show tabs on seperate row'.

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    Right, html5 buffering is horrible, the RC seems stable enough so far with a bunch of youtube stuff open though.

    Edit: 32bit Windows 7 - on old tablet PC.
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    I didn't have any problems whatsoever with the RC which is why I accepted the final version without much thought, but it seems to be horrible step backwards, and Lord! Is it slow

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dos_Box View Post
    I didn't have any problems whatsoever with the RC which is why I accepted the final version without much thought, but it seems to be horrible step backwards, and Lord! Is it slow
    I thought exactly the same about the Windows 7 RC and RTM, they added all the extra safeguarding and error handeling stuff and it bogged it down irevericably in comparison to the Beta.

    IE9 still seems faster than IE8 and does not take an age to load like chrome.

    I don't like the wasted space where there is no title bar, they could have raised the large buttons up higher and saved more space.

    I also can't pin favorites to the taskbar which is silly as for stuff like the get new posts feature on this site which is a redirect you can't simply drag the tab down. It seems poorly thought out by MS to allow one way and not the other.

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    Every time I go to our live@edu web interface, ie9 crashes. Anyone else experiencing this?

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    Oooo, endearing I have had it installed for half an hour and it has already crashed out a tab, handled it much better than IE8 would have but then again IE8 would not have crashed.

    The curtain my be up but it is just at the dress rehersal stage by the looks of it.

    Classic, it bombed on an MS site too:
    http://fuse.microsoft.com/project/kodu.aspx

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