Internet Explorer 9 Available to Download

Microsoft released its long await­ing Inter­net Explor­er 9 today. Def­i­nite­ly it is big improve­ment over its pre­vi­ous ver­sions. It is avail­able to down­load for Vista, Win­dows 7 and Win­dows 2008/2008-R2 series oper­at­ing sys­tems. Microsoft is dropped sup­port for Win­dows XP even though it has sig­nif­i­cant mar­ket share.

The IE 9 has Chakra — a faster Javascript engine, HTML5 sup­port, a faster ren­der­ing engine that uses GPU hard­ware accel­er­a­tion for graph­ics and text, and it has sleek and clean user inter­face, pinned sites, jump lists, new tab page shows recent­ly vis­it­ed sites, tear-off tabs and win­dows aero snap and it has 2nd row tabs too.

IE9-Features
IE9-Fea­tures

Inter­net Explor­er 9 pro­vides built-in devel­op­er tools which helps devel­op­ers in rapid pro­to­typ­ing, test­ing, and debug­ging web­pages by allow to changes to code from with­in the brows­er itself. IE 9 has a user-agent switch­ing tool, a net­work traf­fic inspec­tor, an improved JavaScript pro­fil­er.

But when regard­ing html5 fea­tures it has to improve a lot of fea­tures. I got only 130 out of 400 points when I point­ed the brows­er to htm​l5test​.com while cur­rent sta­ble chrome(v. 10) is giv­ing 288 out of 400.

IE 9 html5test
IE 9 html5test

Down­load the IE at Microsoft