Microsoft announces to launch Internet Explorer 9 beta on Sept. 15 - INDIA

Microsoft, on Thursday announced to release Internet Explorer 9 beta on Sept. 15, in San Francisco. The company sent the invitation titled “Beauty of the Web” that included an HTML5 invitation site with an animated word game.

There are many speculations about the look of the new version where some say it will look like Chrome-like “tabs-on-top” or incorporation of an Office-like ribbon toolbar or some say it would resemble the Zune/Windows Phone 7 “Metro” look.

It would be friendly with upcoming web standards like HTML5, SVG, and CSS3. It also seems that the browser has integrated its new Chakra JavaScript engine directly into the browser code rather than as a separate script engine accessed via COM (Component Object Model) Internet Explorer General Manager Dean Hachamovitch claims that this approach “significantly improves performance for real world websites.”

The Microsoft team working on IE9 focuses on two objectives: speed and standards support. The XP users won’t be able to use this faster browser as for the speed enhancement; the browser takes advantage of graphics hardware acceleration using the version of DirectX present in Vista and Windows 7.

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