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    IE 9 Release Candidate is out

    Have used it for the last couple hours. It's looking pretty good, stable and fast. Looks like a very strong contender for my main browser.

    You can download it from here.

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    Thanks ruirib. Been using the beta for several months. ill download RC now.
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    Don't go - it's a trap!

    Look at the wording of the download box. It appears to ask if you are running 64-bit or 32-bit Windows, as if the selection had to correspond to the 'bitness' of your O/S. It is technically a part of Windows, but do you really want to run 64-bit IE just because you have 64-bit Windows? (I have both, and strongly recommend the 32-bit version no matter what version your Windows happens to be.)

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    I have been using the 64 Bit version with nary a glitch. Works very well. Have not found a site it does not work on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by peterg View Post
    Look at the wording of the download box. It appears to ask if you are running 64-bit or 32-bit Windows, as if the selection had to correspond to the 'bitness' of your O/S. It is technically a part of Windows, but do you really want to run 64-bit IE just because you have 64-bit Windows? (I have both, and strongly recommend the 32-bit version no matter what version your Windows happens to be.)
    The download page asks for the OS version, so that it will install both 32 and 64 bit version if you are running Windows 7 x64. It's not a trap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tedshemyers View Post
    Thanks ruirib. Been using the beta for several months. ill download RC now.
    Think you will find this version a huge improvement in all aspects. I couldn't really use the beta as my regular browser, as it had very annoying problems. Since I installed the RC, Chrome as been put to rest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ruirib View Post
    The download page asks for the OS version, so that it will install both 32 and 64 bit version if you are running Windows 7 x64. It's not a trap.
    That is correct. I caught it after I posted it, and tried to post the correction but without success on the machine I was working on. (It is also a reflection of the mutual availability of 32 and 64-bit versions previously available.)

    It looks very good to me so far, and I will be most interested to see how refined the 64-bit version turns out to be, as one post has already suggested.

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    I seem to remember IE9 64 bit having problems running flash.

    Has that been corrected or has Adobe come out with a 64bit version of flash?

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    The Adobe 64 Bit flash ( I believe still in beta, but working well) is still available.

    I do agree, I still like IE better than Chrome, although Chrome is a close second. I got rid of FF months ago. Seemed very stuffy and old to me.
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    Ted, I have heard of the flash beta but I think I will wait awhile before trying IE9...

    I tried FF some time ago and never liked it...

    I am using Thunderbird now because there in no Outlook Express in Windows 7..
    I sure miss OE...

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    Not to go to far off subject, but I thing WLM is very similar except much more powerful than OE. It is geared more toward home users rather than business users. Outlook is for them. I tried Thunderbird and just did not like the UI.
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    I tried Live Mail and didn't like it. It seemed to be missing a lot of the option that were in OE...

    I didn't like TB at first either but after getting used to using it I found it pretty good...

    I remember back in the days of DOS there was a mail program called Bluewave. It's still available on line but not for Windows...
    I really liked that program..

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    Thanks for a very useful site!
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    No problem Ted...

    What I would like to know is if you install RC 9 will IE 8 still be available or will RC 9 wipe out IE8 ??

    I never installed an RC before but would like to try it if it doesn't wipe out my IE 8

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