The good news: Internet Explorer 9 seems like a big step forward from IE8 (and lightyears ahead of that scourge of the internet, IE6). It’s still extremely rough around the edges, but you can tell that Microsoft is earnestly trying to make it into a good product, and I really am hopeful that they succeed.
However, there are still plenty of things to get frustrated at, as evidenced by my recent attempt to view an IE9 bug report:
- Follow a link from the official IE9 release notes
- Get redirected to a Windows Live sign-in page
- Sign up for a Windows Live account, wait for confirmation email, and log in
- Get redirected to a Windows Connect sign-in page
- Sign up for a Windows Connect account, wait for confirmation email, and log in
- Finally arrive at the bug report page, only to be told that the report has been deleted/I don’t have permission to view it.
It just makes me bang my head.