Microsoft Explorer 9Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) today said it will start letting people test its new Windows Internet Explorer 9 Web browser, as the company looks to augment to popularity of its Windows 7 operating system it unveiled last year.

The company announced Beta testing of Explorer 9 at San Francisco's Beauty of the Web event Wednesday, and will let people download the explorer off the event's site.

Microsoft is looking to strengthen its position as the world's largest software maker by improving its operating systems and Web browsers. The company boosted income for its most recently completed quarter by 45% after increasing revenue 22% from a year earlier.

Microsoft said the new browser was redesigned with uses like social-media usage and video streaming in mind. The company worked with companies such as Facebook, Red Bull, Twitter and the Wall Street Journal at developing certain features within the browser.

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gjoe250

IE7 was way better than IE8, IE8 has too many useless settings and improper page displays.

September 16 2010 at 1:07 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
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themanindbox

Joe, I think that the best was still IE6; to bad they couldnt just add tabbed browsing to IE6 during the service pack update. That would have been the best browser on the IE platform. The new IE's are just way to bloated with security and features.

September 16 2010 at 10:34 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
themanindbox

Using it now.. I dont like it.. It looks like Apple Safari, and is not as nicely put together as IE8 was.. Although it seems more functional, as it seems less glitchy then IE8 was. But not quiet as good as IE7 was.

September 15 2010 at 4:43 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply