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Microsoft Chief Operating Officer Kevin Turner at the Financial Analyst Meeting today has revealed that the Redmond based company is planning to drop a beta version of Internet Explorer 9 sometime in September of this year. Sources at Neowin has given September 2nd as the possible date for the release.

Internet Explorer 9 Preview

A Chinese website, which goes by the name of cnBeta has managed to get its hands on some leaked screenshots which shows off the new Download Manager, and Google Chrome like “Popular Sites” page in action. While most of the UI is currently same as its predecessor, according to Tom Warren of Neowin, IE 9 will get a much needed facelift before it is released to public.

IE 9 (1)Most Popular Sites page in Internet Explorer 9

IE 9 (2)New Download Manager in Internet Explorer 9

[via All About Microsoft | The Next Web]

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