Microsoft [MSFT] recently released Internet Explorer 9 Beta and have now announced that they have reached a total of two millions downloads in just 48 hours.
Microsoft compares this to Internet Explorer 8 Beta which had a total of 1.3 million downloads in five days, although this is hardly a fair comparison, as Internet Explorer 9 is a vast improvement over IE8.
Internet Explorer 9 features a stripped down user interface, there is now a minimal top bar like many other browsers, with a unified search and URL bar, and Microsoft’s Bing is the default search engine.
Internet Explorer 9 is only available for Windows 7 and Vista at the moment, no support for Windows XP, and it now supports the HTML 5 and CS3 web standards.
It will be interesting to see in the long run if Microsoft are able to claw back users from Google’s Chrome browser and Mozilla’s FireFox browser.
via CoatedFiled Under: Technology News