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Firefox 4 runs on XP, IE9 doesn't.

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Rath said:
disolitude said:
Rath said:

What I like is that there is now genuine competition in the field. It was only a few years back that IE dominated.

Maybe in 2002 :)

IE browser has been seen as the slow dying elephant in a world of fast tigers up until IE9.


Even back in '08 IE had 70% of the market according to this.

http://gs.statcounter.com/#browser-ww-monthly-200807-201103

it is still a dying elephant, even including the non-event IE9 release ...

neverthless, it is clearly not dead yet !



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ssj12 said:

http://www.hiteb.com/2011/04/06/infographic-ie-9-vs-firefox-4-the-war-begin/

 

good to have "counter propaganda" like your one

http://www.techradar.com/news/software/applications/ie9-vs-firefox-4-vs-chrome-10-935792
http://www.tested.com/news/firefox-4-vs-ie-9-vs-chrome-6-the-next-generation-of-browsers-compared/507/
http://www.zdnet.com/blog/hardware/ie9-vs-chrome-10-vs-firefox-4-vs-opera-1101-vs-safari-5-the-big-browser-benchmark/12023?pg=6&tag=mantle_skin;content

there is clearly no reason for anyone to switch back to another browser since they seem more or less all similar for "basic surfing on the web" which the only thing the casual surfer really wants.

IE has been the king, before being the dying king, just because it was given with Windows.
Progressively, one could hope that the illegitimate IE/Window dominance will finally come to an end ...

Wait, it is already the case :
http://www.w3schools.com/browsers/browsers_stats.asp

Hail to the (dying) King !



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I'd be a wit wary of using W3Schools' browser stats, they only apply to that one website. Nothing's going to be particularly accurate, but Net Applications and W3 Counter are probably more representative.



libellule said:

it is still a dying elephant, even including the non-event IE9 release ...

neverthless, it is clearly not dead yet !

I disagree with your statement of IE9 being a non event. Clearly its on par or better than other browsers which is rare for MS to accomplish so it should be counted as an event.

However what I REALLY disagree with your signature...



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Firefox is nice, although with 6 browser windows opened containing a total of more than 120 tabs it becomes quite slow after a while... I never tried to open as many tabs with IE, I stopped using it for anything else than MS Update before it even had tabs, actually.   



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libellule said:
ssj12 said:

http://www.hiteb.com/2011/04/06/infographic-ie-9-vs-firefox-4-the-war-begin/

 

good to have "counter propaganda" like your one

http://www.techradar.com/news/software/applications/ie9-vs-firefox-4-vs-chrome-10-935792
http://www.tested.com/news/firefox-4-vs-ie-9-vs-chrome-6-the-next-generation-of-browsers-compared/507/
http://www.zdnet.com/blog/hardware/ie9-vs-chrome-10-vs-firefox-4-vs-opera-1101-vs-safari-5-the-big-browser-benchmark/12023?pg=6&tag=mantle_skin;content

there is clearly no reason for anyone to switch back to another browser since they seem more or less all similar for "basic surfing on the web" which the only thing the casual surfer really wants.

IE has been the king, before being the dying king, just because it was given with Windows.
Progressively, one could hope that the illegitimate IE/Window dominance will finally come to an end ...

Wait, it is already the case :
http://www.w3schools.com/browsers/browsers_stats.asp

Hail to the (dying) King !


Well, performance isn't everything. Compliance is. IE will not display every website correctly as it doesn't support a lot of the JS, CSS, and HTML5 tag functions. It also does not support half the media types as FireFox or Chrome. For basic browsing, you need compliance to standards.



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disolitude said:
libellule said:
 

it is still a dying elephant, even including the non-event IE9 release ...

neverthless, it is clearly not dead yet !

However what I REALLY disagree with your signature...

really ? I only played Castlevania SotN and I enjoyed a lot this game and LoS

It is obvious that LoS has nothing to do with SoTN but, when you consider the game "alone", without the Castlevania name, it becomes just very good. I just got the Platinum trophee from this game : I stoped finishing game at 100% YEARS ago ... but I did it with LoS because I enjoyed a lot the game !

Neverthless, to continue about the lack of link between Castlevania serie and LoS, I have read that the ancient Castlevania (before SotN) were more oriented medieval fantasy than vampire "rock" fantasy and so were not that far from LoS according to some old fans that really enjoyed LoS

SPOILER

Finally, I recon putting religion in the game was useless and play agaisnt it. Also, the end and the final boss is a pity and a big error from the game developpers. Neverthless, the very last cinematic is ... interesting. All depend of what they do after. 



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libellule said:

really ? I only played Castlevania SotN and I enjoyed a lot this game and LoS

It is obvious that LoS has nothing to do with SoTN but, when you consider the game "alone", without the Castlevania name, it becomes just very good. I just got the Platinum trophee from this game : I stoped finishing game at 100% YEARS ago ... but I did it with LoS because I enjoyed a lot the game !

Neverthless, to continue about the lack of link between Castlevania serie and LoS, I have read that the ancient Castlevania (before SotN) were more oriented medieval fantasy than vampire "rock" fantasy and so were not that far from LoS according to some old fans that really enjoyed LoS

SPOILER

Finally, I recon putting religion in the game was useless and play agaisnt it. Also, the end and the final boss is a pity and a big error from the game developpers. Neverthless, the very last cinematic is ... interesting. All depend of what they do after. 

 

Id reply with my thoughts on LoS but it would de-rail the thread to a point of no return... :)



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