Microsoft's Internet Explorer may not be everyone's first choice when it comes to picking a browser, but despite having conceded quite a bit of its market share to Chrome and Firefox in its time, the software maker has made some significant improvements of late both in terms of functionality and reach. Given that IE is only available on the software maker's own platforms, though, it's somewhat limited to a particular audience, and so in order to rectify this situation, Microsoft has launched a new system that allows users to test the most recent edition of its Web-surfing app through the likes of OS X and iOS as well as Google's Android.
As well as concentrating on bringing a host of new services and products to consumers, Microsoft has been placing a lot of emphasis in improving what it already has. The lack of progress of Internet Explorer over the years has seen the likes of Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome become the front runners - despite the fact that 90 per cent of computer users run Windows, and thus have Internet Explorer installed by default.
As the technology world keenly awaits further updates (and soon, a Release Candidate) of Windows 8, the software maker is seemingly focused on a big push with regards to Xbox and Kinect. As well as the purported Kinect Play Fit package, which would place stronger emphasis on Kinect's fitness and well-being prowess, the Redmond-based outfit is said to be testing a modded version of Internet Explorer 9 on the Xbox 360 console.
Browsers, browsers everywhere, but which browser is your personal preference for all of your world wide web navigational needs? We tend to find that different browsers have different strong advantages and disadvantages over one another, but as with a lot of things in life; one of the key characteristics of a good browser is pure unadulterated speed.
Once the subject of so many jokes, Microsoft's Internet Explorer is experiencing a bit of a revival of late with IE9 being well received amongst Windows users. Now the Redmond outfit is unleashing IE 10, in Platform Preview 1 guise.
Microsoft has just pushed download links for Release Candidate version of Internet Explorer 9. This new version of IE 9, according to Neowin includes the following.
Mary Jo Foley of All About Microsoft has managed to grab a screenshot of Internet Explorer 9 which was accidently posted up on a Russian site. Even though the screenshot and info has now been pulled from that Russian site, but Mary Jo has got all the details for us, courtesy of Bing Translator.
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.