Microsoft readying IE9 Public Beta for September

By on July 30, 2010
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Microsoft will look to regain lost market with new features and improved compatibility support.

Come September, Microsoft will give a taste of what’s it’s gearing up to regain all that browser market share they have lost to Firefox and the relatively-new Google Chrome. The Redmond giant said on Thursday that they are hard at work in readying an Internet Explorer 9 public beta for September.

This was announced at the annual Microsoft Financial Analyst Meeting on July 29 by COO Kevin Turner. While an exact date is yet to be confirmed, Neowin believes the public beta will be released on September 2.

With IE9, Microsoft is looking to shake up its image for producing sub-standard browsers by supporting and featuring new technologies that will benefit developers and users both. IE9 will provide developers tools to use the power of the GPU to render pages by using CSS, DHTML and javascript. A new JS engine, codenamed Chakra, is also being built for the browser that will offer greater standard support and compatibility. Microsoft is also planning wider support for HTML 5 with its new script engine. For the users, IE9 will also feature enhanced tabbed browsing that will offer better functionality and extended tab management options; a new download manager and add-on support.

Source: Neowin.


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