Internet Explorer 9 is finally here!
Now, before you all stop reading to go and hit the Download button, be aware: this is not a standard web browser. Internet Explorer 9 Platform Preview is just a very early version which allows developers and web designers to test their apps and websites within the new browser's environment.
Technical details aside, Internet Explorer 9 Platform Preview is more of a playground to test new features rather than a real IE9 demo. After installing it, you're taken to a test drive webpage where you can try out the new capabilities of Internet Explorer 9 with demos, animations, online maps, games and other testing material especially prepared by Microsoft. Some of them are really fun, like the T-Shirt Designer or the SVG-oids (Asteroids clone).
In short, Internet Explorer 9 is still at a very early stage of development. However, it's nice to be able to have a peek at the new features and follow all the changes and updates. According to Microsoft, there's going to be a new preview every two months, so stay tuned!
Though not exactly a standard web browser, Internet Explorer 9 Platform Preview enables you to check out the new features and capabilities in Internet Explorer 9.
Recent changes in Internet Explorer 9:
* More elements to try out: Flickr Explorer, Browser Flip, Scrolling Text, CSS3 Media Queries, DOMContentLoaded, getElementsByClassName, DOM Range & Selection, SVG Tweet Cloud, Real-world, Diagrams, Org Chart in Page[SIZE="4"]Download:[/SIZE]
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