IE9 RC with Tracking Opt-Out Now Available for Download

The next generation of browser wars is just around the corner. While Mozilla inches closer to shipping Firefox 4, which is currently in its eleventh beta, Microsoft on Thursday announced the availability of Internet Explorer 9 in Release Candidate form. That means it's essentially finished, at least in terms of features, and should have most of the bugs ironed out.

"With the Release Candidate, we've taken to heart over 17,000 pieces of feedback about IE9," Microsoft said in a blog post. "You will find the product has made progress on all fronts -- performance and standards, user experience, and safety and privacy."


On the subject of privacy, IE9 introduces a new Tracking Protection feature. This bit of technology comes after the Federal Trade Commission voiced concern over consumer privacy on the Web. Should you turn IE9's Tracking Protection feature on, you'll be able to subscribe to multiple lists with URLs labeled as "allow," "block," or "neutral." Firefox 4 has a similar privacy feature built-in, but Microsoft contends its solution does more.

"By controlling the flow of information to sites, these Tracking Protection Lists help users protect their privacy," Microsoft explains. "Unlike other solutions, IE9’s benefits users even if Web sites do not respect the user’s preference to not be tracked. The ability for a site to determine that the user has expressed a desire to not be tracked (by turning the feature on) is inherent in the design of Tracking Protection."

You can download IE9 RC at www.beautyoftheweb.com.
Via:  Microsoft
Comments
realneil 3 years ago

[quote user="News"]You can download IE9 RC at www.beautyoftheweb.com[/quote]

Idea Or you can remember all of the previous versions of IE that were released upon the world stage, and decide to let other sheep go to their slaughter first!

Then you could sift through the remaining blood and desecration and say to yourself, "I'm glad that I waited again". Smile

coolice 3 years ago

realneil, couldnt have put it better myself... i'm going to wait... or perhaps never adopt at all.

Besides, i'm REALLY happy with chrome... it boots up fast, website rendering is quick, plus i'm a big fan of the tabs being right at the top.

RJohns 3 years ago

ah i gotta try it

4hams 3 years ago

No blood on me yet realneil. LOL

Notice I said yet!

Installed it about 3 hours ago and have all my tabs setup and it appears to be working wll at the moment. I'll let ya know if i find any "blood and desecration". :)

realneil 3 years ago

It's POSSIBLE that I may be overreacting a LITTLE BIT, but as they say, "Once Bitten-Twice Shy!"

In the past,........at least for me,..........using IE was always a lot like being slowly pecked to death by chickens.

I haven't used it for years and years.

4hams 3 years ago

[quote user="realneil"]

It's POSSIBLE that I may be overreacting a LITTLE BIT, but as they say, "Once Bitten-Twice Shy!"

In the past,........at least for me,..........using IE was always a lot like being slowly pecked to death by chickens.

I haven't used it for years and years.

[/quote]Now i know where the blood and desecration comes from.  LMAO! 

3vi1 3 years ago

>> "Once Bitten-Twice Shy!"

Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me 9 times, then I have a learning disability.

DeltaSquad49 3 years ago

I installed the RC and even on a Pentium 4, its not too bad. Improvement from IE8 to say the least.

AKwyn 3 years ago

I agree as well, it is an improvement from IE8.

Still, I'm rocking Firefox 4.0 all the way.

infinityzen1 3 years ago

Not that hard to improve from IE8 though. That wasn't a very impressive browser.

inspector 3 years ago

Im just never switching back to ie no matter how good it gets. i just get that funny feeling inside every time i open ie :)

realneil 3 years ago

[quote user="Inspector"] i just get that funny feeling inside every time i open ie[/quote]

Yeah, like having to pick up the bar of soap off of the floor in prison,.................Smile

4hams 3 years ago

Ok I am going back to Opera...

Ie9 RC is not copying links or embedded code from places like Photobucket and Youtube. You should be able to just click the item and it should highlite and copy as with all other browsers including ie8. ie9 Beta had the same problem...

Oh god here come the chickens...

realneil 3 years ago

[quote user="4hams"]Oh god here come the chickens...[/quote]

They were behind you the whole time!

coolice 3 years ago

KFC anyone?

4hams 3 years ago

LMAO!!!  Big Smile

Blazer 3 years ago

hehe Stick out tongue

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