If you can't bring yourself to believe that Internet Explorer 9 is one of the best looking, fastest and safest desktop browsing experiences available then worry not as it looks like you aren't alone in your thoughts. Internet Explorer is undoubtedly one of the most - if not the most - widely known browsing software available today, and once upon a time it was pretty much the accepted choice for those wanting to browse the web. The last few year’s browser trends usage statistics have shown us that IE has been losing its once dominant hold over users, with the latest surveys in August of this year showing that 16.2% of browsers do so though Microsoft's Internet Explorer.
Shortly after Internet Explorer 9 was released back in March, Microsoft began releasing Platform Previews of Internet Explorer 10. These "previews" don't include a user interface beyond a menu bar with a few essential options and therefore can't be used as a standard browser, yet there's a way to bring the engine from the Internet Explorer 10 developer previews to Internet Explorer 9's user interface.
In a few hours from now, Microsoft will officially unveil Internet Explorer 9 Beta to the world. Folks at Fast Company have already got their hands on Microsoft’s latest attempt to reinvent the browser. If the screenshots posted below are anything to go by, boy or boy this looks awesome!
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 is shaping out to be quite a significant jump over its current incarnation i.e. Internet Explorer 8. The first platform preview of IE9, which was released back in March at MIX10 had significant performance increase over IE8. The new IE9 Preview 2 has even more improvements. The first platform preview of IE9 scored an impressive 55 out of 100 on Acid3 test. This number has now reached 68.
IE Team today on Day 2 of Microsoft Professional Developers Conference (PDC09) unveiled Internet Explorer 9 (aka IE 9) which they have only started working on three weeks, prior to the event today. President of Windows and Windows Live Division, Steven Sinofsky was on stage who demonstrated an early preview build of Internet Explorer 9.
Today, the highly anticipated Microsoft PDC (Professional Developers Conference) kicked off in style in LA. On the first day of the conference, Microsoft Ray Ozzie hinted about the arrival of the IE 8’s successor, Internet Explorer 9. From what we have gathered from all the buzz about PDC on the Internet, Microsoft’s VP Steven Sinofsky will be announcing Microsoft’s plan for IE 9 tomorrow.