There are over a billion Windows® customers in the world today. Most of them spend more time browsing the web than any other activity on their computer. We build Windows Internet Explorer® for these customers. Our focus is on making sure that the number one activity that customers do is as compelling an experience as the native applications installed on their computers. In designing Internet Explorer 9, we have optimized the browsing experience for the Windows customer. This focus has informed everything that we have done in planning, developing, and releasing the latest version of Internet Explorer.
See http://beautyoftheweb.com for IE9 information and the link to the download. You can also hit http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/internet-explorer/download/ie-9/worldwide for the download.
The IE9 team has their blog post on the release at http://blogs.msdn.com/b/ie/archive/2010/09/15/ie9-beta-available-for-download.aspx. Then there’s the Press information area at http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/presskits/internetexplorer/Default.aspx.
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