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? One intrepid YouTuber decided to find out. Say what you will about old gal—she's sure gotten easier on the eyes. [Andy's Tech Blog]
Microsoft is excited to let all their fans know that Internet Explorer 9 was downloaded 2.3 million times in the last 24 hours. As Ryan Gavin writes, "That is over 27 downloads every second, or over 240 downloads every 9 seconds." That's impressive, but maybe that's not such a huge number. It should be noted that…
Internet Exploder, an excellent browser? With Internet Explorer 9, it's possible! Microsoft's made a very pretty browser that feels like it's a part of Windows 7, loaded with HTML5 compatibility and unmatched graphics hardware acceleration for whizzy, whizzy web apps.
Microsoft has yet to reveal IE9's interface—not set to debut until next month. But ZDNet's Mary-Jo Foley says she caught a glimpse of IE9's new minimalist look via a slip-up on Microsoft's Russian press site.
Supposedly these images are screenshots of Internet Explorer 9 and they look surprisingly good. Is Microsoft finally redesigning its browser for the better or are these just mockups of someone's dreams?
We don't know Update: What a cruel joke.
The most interesting parts of Microsoft's Mix conference have come to a close, leaving us with two steaming news lumps: One for Windows Phone 7, and one for Internet Explorer 9. Here's what's in them!
I know Microsoft has only recently broken ground on Internet Explorer 9, but why would you ever release a graph in which you were the admitted worst at a task?