Poll Returns

Tuesday September 18th, 2001

We've got a new poll up, for your polling pleasure. It deals with the new Quick Launch feature, and we wanted to know what you think of it. If you think it's buggy, or have improvements, you can note that here, or in the poll's talkback. Poll away!

#17 IE preloading

by macpeep

Wednesday September 19th, 2001 1:53 AM

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I just wrote the post below to the poll talkback, but I figured it would probably be more visible here so I'll re-post it here:

I'm curious as to where this "IE is preloaded" thing comes from. Sure, IE really does load damn fast so you'd think there was some (partial?) preloading or similar technique used but does anyone have any proof of anything one way or the other or is this just FUD by the anti-Microsoft league? Has Microsoft said anywhere that they pre-load? Does anyone know what parts of IE that are loaded? What DLL's? Are these DLL's also used by other parts of the system anyway? Any metrics on this - not just rumors and speculation?