Microsoft launched the preview code of the underlying rendering engine of the Internet Explorer 9 at the MIX10, the company’s developer conference on Tuesday in Las Vegas. The primary focus areas for the new browser are improved speed, and support for new Web standards, particularly HTML 5 and Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG)
Microsoft is showcasing IE9 via software called Internet Explorer 9 Platform Preview accompanied with a Test Drive site which consists of sample content for viewing in the Platform Preview or any browser. What you see would be a toned-down version which will only be able to render content.
There are a lot of new features that IE9 brings along (will write in the most simplistic manner I can):
The features seem to be bang on and this seems to be a well thought out move by the technology giant…whether Microsoft has got it right or not, remains to be seen!
Thanks for such useful information,
I’m waiting for the new browser…
sounds great…can’t wait to try it!
guys i don’t have much knowledge about these issues; i mean it would be safe if i declare myself technically challenged :((
tell me something, like microsoft comes out with upgraded versions of IE, do firefox and google chrome also do so??? i mean i have heard of MS coming out with IE6, then 7, then 8 but never heard of firefox doing so (this may be due to my ignorance though 🙁 )
Man IE 8 was terrible……well it wasn’t only IE8, the package released by MS at that time..MS office 07 ….outlook 07 really sucked….then the whole suite….also….then Vista i think was the worst product of MS……and many more……
Glad they came up with Windows 7 and IE9 …..i’m also waiting for MS office 10 to release…
Awaiting eagerly…especially after the bad experience with IE 8.
Well i have tried out the beta and rc releases of the browser and is pretty big leap over ie 8 in terms of performace and security on the the other hand firefox beta 4 also proves itself to be a great competitor my choice is stil firefox beta 4 cause of variety of addons and personas but ie 8 users will be really pleased with this release from microsoft 🙂