I recently posted about the release of public beta version of Internet Explorer (IE) 9.0. Now that my connection is finally stable and so I downloaded the IE 9.0 Beta.
I downloaded the installer from the Microsoft download site, then selected (English) Windows 7 64 bit version and the installer is approx. 37.6 MB, the download went without a hitch but when I ran the installer it required to download additional updates(???). The update downloaded for 15 more minutes. Once the installer is complete you are required to restart the computer which is suspicious.
The initial screen after opening the IE 9.0 Beta will greet you with the rich content ways to make your site beautiful. It also has different web sites that will showcase the different features and enhancements made to the Internet Explorer 9.0 Beta.
Here are some of the new and familiar screens that you may see when using IE 9.0 Beta.
The beta of IE 9.0 was release last September 15, 2010 and if your want to try the IE 9.0 beta you can still download it here. Just make sure you are using Windows Vista or Windows 7 either (32 bit or 64 bit) and Internet Explorer 8.0. There are times that the browser lags when loading “The Beauty of The Web” site but so far I’m like/love what I see with the new IE 9.0 beta and to fully test the capability of the IE 9.0, I set the browser as my default browser and see what happens. 🙂
As of this posting, I also downloaded the beta of Google Chrome 6.0 Beta and Mozilla Firefox 4.0 Beta 6 and it looks like the “Browser War 3” has just been declared!!! 🙂
Last modified: September 24, 2010