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Fast and furious, Internet Explorer 9 is here

Internet Explorer 9, the latest version of Microsoft's web browser is here for the regular consumer. Microsoft says that IE9 is a reinvention of the browser. Its offers...

india Updated: Sep 16, 2010 21:19 IST

Internet Explorer 9, the latest version of Microsoft's web browser is here and how! Microsoft promises that the new and improved browser will 'beautify the web'.

Like Google Chrome, IE9 too allows the user to pin three favourite sites to the taskbar, making them just a click away. It also includes Windows 7's jump lists; any website that supports them will provide a quick menu to its most popular web pages, reported Mashable.

Microsoft says that IE9 is a reinvention of the browser. It not only includes greater HTML5 and web standard compliance, but also the ability to turn any website into an application on the Windows taskbar.

Internet ExplorerOne of the biggest selling points of IE9 is that it offers greater speed by accelerating graphics, videos and text. It harnesses the PC's hardware to do so which enables it to renders heavy graphic interfaces far better than even Chrome or Firefox.

The drawback however, is that while it is meant for the 'regular consumer', IE9 has shifted tabs to the right side of the address bar, thereby reducing the tab space and as a result restricting tabbed browsing. To help decrease tab overload, they are grouped based on different websites within the taskbar.

The IE9 beta is available for download today on the Beautify the Web site Microsoft has launched as part of its promotional campaign.