Internet Explorer 9 details emerge at MIX10, tech demo downloadable now
Yesterday we were treated to details of Windows Phone 7 and its streamlined Silverlight and XNA development -- today, Internet Explorer 9. A lot has happened since IE8: the downfall of IE6 and 7; the emergence of Google's big-hitter Chrome; and the maturity of Firefox. Internet Explorer has lost a large share of the browser market in the last two years, to both Chrome and Firefox.
With Internet Explorer 9, Microsoft will attempt to reclaim its long-established lead -- and looking at the details that have just been published, it might just do it:
- Speed -- faster, generally, GPU accelerated HTML5
- Standards -- CSS3 support, higher Acid3 score, 55/100 currently. (Acid4 will be released soon no doubt...)
- Interface -- the interface looks significantly different. Very minimal? (this is a developer build, though, so who knows)
This post will be updated as more details become available.