Microsoft’s Plan for Internet Explorer 9
This month is the 15th anniversary of the release of Internet Explorer, actually it was released at midnight on August 13th 1996. Since then, it has been a long journey especially in the war of browsers like with Firefox and Chrome. But now, Microsoft plans to launch the beta of the Internet Explorer 9 Beta browser on Sept. 15, 2010.
Microsoft HQ, Redmond is counting on IE9 to get it back in to serious technical competition with Chrome, Firefox, and Safari. This IE 9 Beta needs either Windows Vista or Windows 7 (no XP).
People would eagerly wait for the new promises that Microsoft brings with their latest Internet Explorer Browser 9.
Now is the time to start getting their sites ready for Internet Explorer 9 Beta. What are the key new things?
- Internet Explorer 9 would help enable the same markup to work across browsers
- Internet Explorer 9 would be all-round fast
- Through Windows and modern hardware, Internet Explorer 9 would unlock the next class of experiences for the web
- Enabling the same markup to work across browsers
- Delivering all-round performance
- Through Windows and modern hardware, unlocking the next class of experiences for the web with hardware acceleration
Net Applications reports overall Internet Explorer share grew 0.42% worldwide in July, while Firefox lost 0.90% share and Chrome dipped 0.08% in share. Most interesting is the fact that Internet Explorer 8 continues to be the fastest growing browser with a 0.98% increase worldwide in July – and now represents more than 30% of browser usage worldwide.