Just a quick note this evening letting everyone know that Microsoft is opening up their new Browser IE9 Beta for the public to download. Feel free to grab a copy here. The latest version released is 1.9.7916.6000 which was released 8/4/2010. For more info take a look at the IE9 Platform Preview User Guide or the Tech Preview Test Drive site I mentioned back in March.
Although the preview is a bit limited, you can see a few of the new features. It’s good to hear that HTML5 is finally coming to IE and that the platform of IE gets a 95 on an Acid 3 test.
With the significant increase of Chrome users, IE 9 needs to hit a homer with its release. Granted they will always have the market share inside large corps who use Active Directory and need the NTLM Auth and Active X Controls from internal Apps. But as things start going HTML5, then some of that might get lost. So again “STEVE” you better get this one right.
For you groovyReaders out there who aren’t IE fans, check out our latest Firefox article about Creating a Website Favorites Button on the Firefox Toolbar, our Opera 5.1 Mini Review or our tutorial on Running Chrome from a USB Flash Drive.