Microsoft has finally launched its Internet Explorer 9 Web browser. After months of betas and release candidates, Internet Explorer 9 has been officially released to the public.
Keep in mind that Internet Explorer 9 will not run on Windows XP, you’ll need either Windows Vista and Windows 7 to run it. Those of you who want to download IE9 – visit www.microsoft.com/ie. IE9 is a free download.
Microsoft touts many new features in IE9 saying: it’s faster, has enhanced security features, offers better user control over add-ins, and includes the famous “do-not-track” feature (for those who are paranoid about cookies).
If you’re using Firefox or Chrome you might want to download IE9 just to see what Microsoft has been up to, we doubt that IE9 is going to make you want to switch.
If you currently use Internet Explorer on Windows Vista or Windows 7 – you might want to upgrade to IE9 for the extra speed and security. However: it’s still early in the release cycle, so we urge you to create a system restore point prior to installing it. It’s better to be safe than sorry.