Microsoft has just released their latest edition of IE. Compare from previous IE 9 preview, the IE 9 beta version finally gained the missing UI. It looks more slick and speedy, and more chrome like.
The most obvious change is the complete redesign UI, just like chrome, the address bar and search bar are now ubiquitously combined as one. Aside from the UI change, Microsoft has also promised to deliver full support for HTML 5, one of the key feature for the future web. In fact, during the press conference, Microsoft showed off some of the HTML 5 App running in IE 9.
One of the new feature for IE 9 in Windows 7 is that you can now easily drag and pin any website as an “app” on the taskbar. For some webapp like twitter for instance, when you pin twitter on the task bar you will notice IE 9’s jump list has even more shortcuts like, sending a tweet, direct message, check for @mention etc.
Here are just some of the sneak peak of what’s new in IE 9. In our future post we will cover more extensively on the tricks and tips for the new IE 9.
For now, notes for Windows XP users, sorry it doesn’t look like IE 9 is going to come to XP anytime soon. Current support version are only Vista 32 and/or 64 and Windows 7 32 and 64 bit. (depend on the language)
Try out the IE 9 beta now.
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