Internet Explorer (Windows 7 32-bit)
Full user review
"Faster than the Beta, less Flash glitches."
Speed of page loading, better resource management and security features you really need and want!
Haven't found anything negative yet!
From the Beta version to this one, the major annoyances found in the Beta have been fixed! You will still get that "Disable add-ons" screen but now you can select "Don't disable" and permanently disable that notification. The interface while remaining simple has been "polished" and looks more graphically pleasing then the beta version. Many things stay the same. "Favorites" is now opened on the right hand side versus on the left for IE8 and below. The tab bar and the shortened URL line has remained from the beta version. The download and security issues show up on the bottom instead of a bar across the top below your toolbars. Much more noticeable than the previous method!
The biggest improvement is in how IE9 handles Flash. The "Square" version for the Beta ran video on only one processor core when two are available. It caused a high CPU usage message every time I used it. Also, flash objects, particularly those on Facebook would load strange. These have all been rectified with the Release Candidate.
IE9 is more secure, but it does report more about a website that you are on. After loading, review your security settings and turn off anything you personally don't need. If you run a security suite other than Windows for example you might not need some of the security options because your security suite handles those.
I have been running IE9 for about 3-months and feel that the Release Candidate is indeed ready to be released. In my opinion this version is the best Internet Explorer that I have run yet. Finally Microsoft is putting out a finished product instead of a bug ridden mess!