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#1 Matthew_Thepc

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Posted 09 July 2012 - 04:50

Microsoft just released a sequel to it's previous IE9 ad.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WA8sLsM3McU&feature=youtu.be
The new ad first shows the websites running inside of Internet Explorer, and then "dives in" to the website itself, as opposed to the older ad (below) which just showed the site, without including the IE9 chrome anywhere. It also features a darker background for the ending flip through of IE9-enabled sites.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GFE4rkSaKOY
(apologies if this was the wrong place to post, just thought some people might be interested and I couldn't find a subforum for "ads" :p)
Neowin article on the first ad: http://www.neowin.ne...-tv-ad#comments
"source": https://www.facebook...nternetexplorer


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Posted 09 July 2012 - 05:14

I would use IE9 if it had >= ad blocking features like FireFox and Chrome.

I pay for subscriptions at many of the forums I frequent, and want the ability to blacklist as I see fit. With IE, the adblocking just isn't up to par.

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Posted 09 July 2012 - 06:02

I would use IE9 if it had >= ad blocking features like FireFox and Chrome.

I pay for subscriptions at many of the forums I frequent, and want the ability to blacklist as I see fit. With IE, the adblocking just isn't up to par.


i dont know a lot about ad blocking but i know you can black ads using Tracking protection
click tools (little cog icon) and go Manage add-ons, then click Tracking protection, now click "get a tracking protection list online" from there you have a heap of diffrent lists to chose from, i personly use Fanboy adblock list

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Posted 09 July 2012 - 06:15

Wouldn't be surprised to see someone else release another video. "How to hack a machine through IE 9 in under 60 seconds"

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Posted 09 July 2012 - 06:28

So the new ad shows few trailers of movies , and some videos. Amazing now i know a lot about IE9!

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Posted 09 July 2012 - 06:32

Wouldn't be surprised to see someone else release another video. "How to hack a machine through IE 9 in under 60 seconds"


what a pointless troll, and completely off topic. but then again, judging from your other recent posts not entirely surprising. Also, other browsers like FF and chrome have fallen faster recently so...

As for ad blocking, on one hand, if you pay for subscriptions on some sites, then you won't have ads there, the sites you don't pay for. well they need to make money as well, if you don't want to support them, then don't use them. Ad blocks have a tendency to break web sites or parts of web sites anyway.

But if you want it, the best ad blockers are system wide apps that run outside of the browser anyway.

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Posted 09 July 2012 - 06:58

The song that they use for the ad is really good. I like it a lot.

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Posted 09 July 2012 - 07:02

The song that they use for the ad is really good. I like it a lot.

I read somewhere that having it in the commercial helped propel it to like the top of the charts :p

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Posted 09 July 2012 - 07:33

I read somewhere that having it in the commercial helped propel it to like the top of the charts :p


I'm not surprised. My first instinct was to search for it on Zune.

The song is "Too Close" by Alex Clare, if anyone is interested:



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Posted 09 July 2012 - 07:49

Idk why Microsoft is advertising IE. Those who are techie and use other browsers aren't dumb enough to be swayed by a commercial. Those who don't care about technology or browsers will simply use whatever is there (IE). Who are they trying to sell it to??

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Posted 09 July 2012 - 07:52

Idk why Microsoft is advertising IE. Those who are techie and use other browsers aren't dumb enough to be swayed by a commercial. Those who don't care about technology or browsers will simply use whatever is there (IE). Who are they trying to sell it to??


You know, I don't know. I think it's a waste of money. They should save the money to make a similar ad for Windows 8.

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Posted 09 July 2012 - 07:54

If you watch the ad on the Xbox 360 dashboard you get a free avatar item, a tablet running Windows 8.

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Posted 09 July 2012 - 08:01

Why advertise IE9 when IE10 is like just weeks away from being released? IE10 will have very good standards support unlike IE9 which only supports the most important html5 features.

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Posted 09 July 2012 - 08:07

They can make all the flashy ads they want but here are the reasons I won't be using it.

I use Windows on my Desktop and I use OS X on my Mac and I use an iPhone and an iPad.

Internet Explorer only works on one of those systems. I cannot sync any of my bookmarks, Logiins or Field Data with those other devices because IE does not exist there. That is a very important feature to me. I can however sync that stuff if I use Firefox on my PC and Mac, Safari on my Mac, iPad and iPhone or Chrome on my Desktop, Notebook, iPhone and iPad. (I use Chrome)

Next, plugins/extensions. IE has a huge 3rd party developer deficiency. I need adblock, I need imgur integration I need a lot of things that frankly do not exist for IE.

And lastly we have all seen what happens when Microsoft gets a monopoly over something and to be more specific what happens when they have a monopoly over web browsing. Nothing. Nothing happens they don't do any innovating at all they let it stagnate and they **** off consumers who want a better experience and they **** off web developers by holding back on newer technologies. For this reason I'm not willing to switch to this browser or tell anyone else to because no mater how good it is today if it ever becomes the undeniable market leader again we will get stuck where we were 6 years ago.

So for those reasons. No thanks Microsoft. I'd rather use Firefox, Chrome or Safari.

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Posted 09 July 2012 - 08:17

Next, plugins/extensions. IE has a huge 3rd party developer deficiency. I need adblock, I need imgur integration I need a lot of things that frankly do not exist for IE.


I'm not sure why so many people think IE doesn't have adblock... especially when it's a feature built-in to the browser... puzzling...

It's probably because the name Tracking Protection Lists doesn't sound like it would block ads.