Internet Explorer 9 fever generates 2 million downloads in two days
Sure, that's 6 million less than the total Mozilla received on Spread Firefox Day, but it's a huge number for a beta browser -- especially one from Microsoft. In 2008, only 1.3 million downloads were clocked for the Internet Explorer 8 beta over its first five days.
The hype machine has a lot to do with the increased interest in IE9, but it's also a much more exciting browser than IE8 -- and the browser wars have become much more heated over the past two years.
One thing I'm curious about at this point: will we see Internet Explorer releases on a more regular basis following IE9? Two years really won't cut it when competitors like Google, Mozilla, and Opera are pumping out new versions on a much more rapid schedule.
If you haven't tried it yet, you really should -- download the Internet Explorer 9 beta from Microsoft and give it a go!