browsers

Rank

IE 9 vs IE 8

  1. Javascript runs fast in this browser

    91% 9%
    IE 9 44 out of 48 picked IE 9 over IE 8 IE 8
  2. This browser is pretty

    91% 9%
    IE 9 41 out of 45 picked IE 9 over IE 8 IE 8
  3. Pages look pretty in this browser

    87% 13%
    IE 9 34 out of 39 picked IE 9 over IE 8 IE 8
  4. This browser has a large feature set

    85% 15%
    IE 9 35 out of 41 picked IE 9 over IE 8 IE 8
  5. I am confident that this browser is secure

    84% 16%
    IE 9 43 out of 51 picked IE 9 over IE 8 IE 8
  6. Pages render fast in this browser

    83% 17%
    IE 9 36 out of 43 picked IE 9 over IE 8 IE 8
  7. This browser feels native

    82% 18%
    IE 9 38 out of 46 picked IE 9 over IE 8 IE 8
  8. This browser has features for tasks other than web browsing

    82% 18%
    IE 9 33 out of 40 picked IE 9 over IE 8 IE 8
  9. Most sites render correctly in this browser

    82% 18%
    IE 9 42 out of 51 picked IE 9 over IE 8 IE 8
  10. This browser launches fast

    81% 19%
    IE 9 43 out of 53 picked IE 9 over IE 8 IE 8
  11. There is a good community around this browser

    80% 20%
    IE 9 34 out of 42 picked IE 9 over IE 8 IE 8
  12. This browser is easy to use

    80% 20%
    IE 9 42 out of 52 picked IE 9 over IE 8 IE 8
  13. This browser is extensible

    79% 21%
    IE 9 34 out of 43 picked IE 9 over IE 8 IE 8
  14. This browser is fast to use

    77% 23%
    IE 9 35 out of 45 picked IE 9 over IE 8 IE 8
  15. Most sites work correctly in this browser

    76% 24%
    IE 9 36 out of 47 picked IE 9 over IE 8 IE 8
  16. This browser is customisable

    74% 26%
    IE 9 35 out of 47 picked IE 9 over IE 8 IE 8
  17. I use this browser for work

    73% 27%
    IE 9 33 out of 45 picked IE 9 over IE 8 IE 8
  18. I regularly use this browser

    70% 30%
    IE 9 98 out of 140 picked IE 9 over IE 8 IE 8
  19. This browser has many user created extensions

    60% 40%
    IE 9 27 out of 45 picked IE 9 over IE 8 IE 8
  20. This browser is minimal

    58% 42%
    IE 9 27 out of 46 picked IE 9 over IE 8 IE 8
  21. I am forced to use this browser for certain sites

    42% 58%
    IE 9 20 out of 35 picked IE 8 over IE 9 IE 8
  22. This browser is resource hungry

    27% 73%
    IE 9 29 out of 40 picked IE 8 over IE 9 IE 8

What's going on here?

The absolute rankings are interesting for large scale comparisons but when you want to know about two specific languages it's much more informative to look at how the two fare when they go directly head to head.

Here are all the statements which we've got enough comparisons between IE 9 and IE 8 to be meaningful and which of the two our users picked.

The order in which we're presenting them is a little arbitrary (sorry), but we've tried to put the things which they're both good at first so as to give you the most interesting picture of it.