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The biggest problem you have as a webdeveloper is that you have to check everything in like a thousand different browsers. But the biggest few will do. Internet explorer is one of the most important ones since it is still the biggest and most used. And it comes in three flavors. The good (IE8), the reasonable (IE7) and your worst nightmare (IE6). Win 7 makes it real easy to run all three on the same machine.
I would suggest reading the article "Run IE6, IE7, and IE8 on the Same Machine Using Windows 7 XP Mode"...
Mix 09 really turned out to be quite an event, a lot of cool new stuff was announced.
ASP.NET MVC 1.0
The first thing I saw was ASP.NET MVC 1.0. I have been waiting for this for a while now since I want to do a MVC site for some stuff at work and don't want to deal with CTP or RC releases. Now that it is finalized I finally can start working on that. You can download ASP.NET MVC 1.0 here: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=5328909...
I decided to do a little test on one of my machines with the three browsers I use most. In each browser I opened up Gmail, Google Reader and CNNMoney.
I did this on Friday and did not look at the memory usage until Monday. After a little less than 3 days, we get the following numbers
On Monday, January 26 at 12pm PT, Internet Explorer 8 Release Candidate 1 (RC1) will be released to tech and consumer enthusiasts in a total of 25 languages.
Users should visit www.microsoft.com/ie8
IT Professionals should visit http://technet.microsoft.com/ie
Developers should visit http://msdn.microsoft.com/ie
Since Beta 2, you’ll note some of the changes in RC1 include the following: