enigma1 - 4:28 pm on Apr 24, 2011 (gmt 0)
How does IE9 compare to Firefox loading? I find FF to be brutally slow.
Depends a lot on the configuration. For regular browsing of html sites (blocking active scripting in general) all browsers are fast. I don't see any noticeable differences.
But if you see slow response from a browser check the settings. FF can be very slow if you have buggy plugins which don't release resources. Same goes with chrome and various IE versions when they just lock up on pages because of complex scripts (especially when timers are involved).
Now the other day when I was using IE9 trying to purchase something online I could see intermittent problems with buy now and checkout buttons. I ended up clicking the wrong dispatch address on my account. These compatibility issues are not very nice for sure.
And is too early for me at least to say if it's good or not the way IE9 is marketed. In few years time webgl will be on the rise. So for a product to be successful I guess graphics and platform requirements should be at the top of the list.
Pushing for a specific browser on a specific platform with a specific graphics technology is just not too user attractive these days.