Microsoft Corp released the latest version of its Web browser, Internet Explorer 9, with the assertion that it would work at faster speeds, deliver better graphics and be less obtrusive to users. IE9 is available in a public beta, or trial version, in more than 30 languages.
Many of the world’s most popular sites including Facebook, Amazon.com, Time Warner Inc’s CNN, eBay and Twitter are taking advantage of IE9’s new features.
IE9’s tight integration with Microsoft’s Windows operating system,
which runs on most of the world’s PCs, enables IE9 to use a computer’s
hardware in a unique and unrivaled way.
IE had 51 percent of the worldwide browser market last month, according to StatCounter, compared to Firefox’s 31 percent and
Chrome’s 11 percent.