IE9 set to release today via Windows Update

Internet Explorer 9

Today, Microsoft is to release the next version of Internet Explorer through Windows Update. IE9 will replace IE8 and will provide a faster browsing experience which Microsoft claims to be the fastest browser. IE 9 also offers hardware accelerated HTML 5 rendering. Here is what Microsoft said about it:

The new graphic capabilities and improved performance in Internet Explorer 9 set the stage for immersive and rich experiences. Hardware-accelerated text, video, and graphics mean your websites perform like the programs that are installed on your computer. High-definition videos are smooth, graphics are clear and responsive, colors are true, and websites are interactive like never before. With sub-system enhancements like Chakra, the new JavaScript engine, websites and applications load faster and are more responsive. Combine Internet Explorer 9 with the powerful graphics capabilities that Windows 7 has to offer, and you’ll get the best web experience on Windows yet.

IE 8 currently holds around 35% or 56% all versions of the worlds browser share while IE 9 holds around 1%. That number is set to drastically increase as it is released through Windows Update. In second place is Firefox with 29% globally followed by Google Chrome at 13%.

We all know that Internet Explorer comes installed by default in the Windows OS, according to the data these values are actually derived from website hits so it is actual browser usage. do you use Internet Explorer? If not what browser do you use?, leave your comment below. [Stats]

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