IE9 is better then firefox and chrome

Written by Alex Wolkov

To some of you who follow my blog, the title of this post may sound familiar. 2 years ago I posted with a similar title, only it was about ie8.

Microsoft PR dpt. has done it again. They’ve released a comparison chart, between their brand new IE9, and other browsers such as firefox and chrome.

And for one think it has to stop. Their comparison is full will half-truths and whole lies, and coming from a company that made web-developers suffer and scream in rage, it’s absurd.

IE9 is a better browser then all other IEs. It’s faster, more standard driven and all in all a decent browser. BUT (and it’s a big but) it’s not a modern browser and it’s not by far, better then Firefox or Chrome.

This recent post made me create this :

The truth behind IE9 comparison chart

Yes it may sound whiny to some, but there’s no denial that somebody at Microsoft has failed to check all the fact before posting this.

  • Noone

    How about “WebM-encoded HTML5 video supported when a VP8 codec is installed on Windows”?  They all render WebM video, as long as you have an extra piece of software installed that only IE needs, because Chrome and Firefox have it built-in.  After all the bragging about the built-in developer tools, they turn around and spin this one hard to avoid having to point out that IE is the only browser of the three without built-in WebM support.

  • Xuninc

    Firefox is a worthless browser when compared to either Chrome or Internet Explorer. I’m talking about the browser ITSELF. Firefox only becomes great when you finish installing your 50+ add-ons that you cannot thank Mozilla for since they had nothing to do with them. These add-ons are what makes Firefox even worth mentioning as a contender. Chrome is good, but severely lacking in UI. It feels like it’s the lost browser of iOS. (interface-wise)

    What about Opera? Stable, great WYSIWYG source editing.. fast.. I have all 4 browsers are installed.. Sometimes when my computer is running low on resources I’ll click on Firefox, and if nothing happens in 2 seconds I’ll try IE.. Then I’ll try Opera and it will open up immediately, followed by IE and then sluggishly followed by Firefox (due to all of the add-ons)

    IE9 has all of the capabilities of the modern browsers and more, One of which I find very important: built in ad-blocking, which Firefox does NOT have.