Posted On 15 Sep 2010
The popular web browser is getting ready to release a new version, which has promised to be “the backdrop of the web”, has affirmed Dean Hachamovitch, Corporate Vice President of Internet Explorer.
The release event took place today at the Design Concourse Center in San Francisco with developers, Microsoft employees and press, with live music as well.
The target of Internet Explorer 9 is the “regular consumer”, with an interesting feature of tabs placement and grouping of tabs according to the type of website you’re in. Microsoft has said IE9 is a reinvention of the browser and that it will “beautify the web”.
The browser includes WIndows 7 jump lists, and will work with HTML5 and web standard compliance, and allows any website to turn into an application on the Windows Taskbar, allowing users to load their favorite websites through one-click on their same-old Taskbar. It also uses CSS3 and is able to work with DirectX 10 to make better use of hardware.
One of the most attractive features the browser will have is hardware acceleration. In these videos we can see a comparison between the speed of IE9, Chrome and Firefox.
Microsoft Proves IE9 is Faster Than Chrome
Microsoft Proves IE9 is Faster Than Firefox
Apparently, IE9 is fast because it exploits the power of the PC’s hardware to “accelerate graphics, videos and text, being able to render heavy graphic interfaces far better than even Chrome or Firefox” Mashable.com informs.
You can download the beta version of Internet Explorer 9 right here.