Almost a year to the day after the release of the first platform preview, Microsoft's new-and-improved web browser is out in completed form. You can grab Internet Explorer 9 now from both the IE website and beautyoftheweb.com, a site Microsoft put up to pimp the new browser. Only Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Windows Server 2008 users need apply, though; there's no version out for XP.
It's nice to see Microsoft take pride in having a new, bleeding-edge browser rather than simply playing catch-up with Google, Mozilla, and Apple. IE9 is actually the first non-beta web browser to feature full Direct2D acceleration, and the level of polish that has gone into it almost makes me want to switch over from Chrome.
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