Today, the second day of MIX10 kicked off in style at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas. On this day of the conference, Dean Hachamovitch, General Manager for Internet Explorer announced the successor to IE 8, Internet Explorer 9. President of Windows Division Steven Sinofsky also made a guest appearance on stage for the IE 9 demo.
Internet Explorer 9 Platform Preview is now available for download. This Platform Preview is released to basically give developers a sense of how the performance, compatibility and standards support is going to look like, come the final thing. This is not a full fledged (UI bits are not included) browser, and hence is not recommended to be used for regular web browsing.
Internet Explorer 9 Platform Preview