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Internet Explorer 9. Upgrade from 8 or not?

Posted on 2011-03-17
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Should I "upgrade" from IE 8 to IE 9 ? I've read only good reviews but would like a few opinions. I use Win 7 on three computers. One laptop with 2 gig ram, one dell laptop workstation with 6 gigs ram and one workstation with 12 gigs ram. The only trouble I have with IE 8 is unexplained shut downs once or twice a day. Also, if you ARE using IE9 do you like the new interface and features?
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I would wait till it's hardened more. I'm using FF 3.6 though.

Upgrade if you feel it's right.

There are ways to run IE8 and IE9 together, however those may be risky. Running software in a Virtualized Emvironment is the best solution to ensure the software does not cause damage to your system.

I suggest you use WMware and put a virtual instance of windows on it or use Windows xp mode on windows 7 (providing you have the right edition and have configured it properly)
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In your case it would be best to upgrade to 9 and then run a virtual instance of 8. In order to run IE9 in virtual instance would require more power to them VM instance, as it does not run on xp and it requires vista SP1+SP2+Platform update in order to run on vista or server 2008 R1.

Running a VM with IE8 is easier since it could be run in a light XP Virtual instance.
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What is a "virtualized Environment" ?? I am using WINDOWS 7
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It basically emulates another operating system on top of yours so you can easily test software without ruining your main OS.

It runs on top of your host OS (windows 7)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/X86_virtualization

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VMWare, Virtualbox, VirtualPC, Hyper-v, Parellels desktop, Xen, Virtuozzo, and Open VZ are Virtulization software.

The kinds you run on a desktop PC are: VMWare, Parallels, and Virtualbox and Virtual PC or windows 7's Xp mode.


 Vmware ESX. Xen, Virtuozzo, and Open VZ  are typically used on web servers for VPS or Virtual private Servers to emulate having a dedicated server at a fraction of the cost.
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THANKS a lot for your expert comments. I'll research the tips you have provided.
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