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Microsoft web browser IE 9 on its way

03-15-2011 14:13 BJT

BEIJING, March 15 (Xinhuanet) --After one-year effort of developing, Microsoft is going to release its newest web browser Internet Explorer 9 at 9:00 p.m. Pacific time on Monday, according to media reports.

The IE 9 will be the first major Web browser to include a do-not-track tool that helps people keep their online habits from being monitored, which makes Google Inc. and Apple Inc. the only big providers of browsers that haven't yet declared their support for a do-no-track system in their products.

IE 9 can work on computers running Windows Vista and Windows 7 operating systems, but not compatible with Windows XP.

This final release-to-Web version of IE 9 represents the ninth release since the first platform preview of the browser appeared at the MIX 10 Web developer event, said Ryan Gavin, the senior director of Internet Explorer business and marketing.

Gavin pointed out that the browser has already made its mark in Microsoft's download history.

"We're seeing now upwards of two percent share already on Windows 7 for IE 9, even in beta stage. It was the fastest adopted beta ever in Microsoft's history," he said.

IE 9 is being launched as part of the South by Southwest event currently taking place in Austin, Texas.



Editor:Zheng Limin |Source: Xinhua

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