Internet Explorer 9 launched to some fanfare this week, but just how far has Microsoft come since its very first attempt at a browser? And all the other IEs in between?
At 9pm PST (3pm AEST), Internet Explorer 9 will officially launch as the latest and greatest browser from Microsoft, and like IE8 before it, it takes another big step closer to competing with other modern browsers. IE9 introduces a new streamlined interface, improved performance, Windows 7 integration, and more.
Has Microsoft learned its lessons about building a better browser? It doesn’t take long with Internet Explorer 9 beta to see that they have. Right now the beta is showing outstanding web render speed (thanks to GPU acceleration) plus very good standards compliance. And it’s getting better with every revision.