Microsoft has announced the launch of the latest version of the world’s most-used browser with the release of Windows Internet Explorer 9 in 40 languages at an event at the SXSW Interactive (SXSWi) conference.
Internet Explorer 9 is Microsoft’s most-downloaded browser beta of all time, with more than 40 million downloads, and it has already gained more than 2 per cent usage on Windows 7, states IE UK Blog.
The new version of Internet Explorer includes several new features and takes advantage of the power of modern Windows PC hardware to improve all-around Web browsing performance. The only browser with fully hardware-accelerated HTML5, Internet Explorer 9 harnesses the power of the Graphics Processing Unit (GPU), unlocking 90 per cent of the PC’s power that went previously untapped by Web browsers.
Because the Web is increasingly less secure and private, Internet Explorer 9 is designed to be the most trusted browser because it contains a robust set of built-in security, privacy and reliability technologies that keep customers safer online.
In December, Microsoft introduced Tracking Protection in Internet Explorer 9, which puts people in control of what data they are sharing as they move around the Web, by enabling consumers to indicate what websites they’d prefer not to exchange information with.
Consumers do this by adding Tracking Protection Lists to Internet Explorer 9, and partners such as PrivacyChoice, TRUSTe, Abine and Adblock Plus have already published these lists.
Malware is now the No. 1 risk to people’s security online, and Internet Explorer 9 provides the first Download Manager with integrated SmartScreen malware protection. The browser also introduces SmartScreen download reputation, a groundbreaking browser feature that uses reputation data to remove unnecessary warnings for well-known files and show more severe warnings when the download has a higher risk of being malicious.
These links may interest you:
Direct download links to IE9 offline installer and Language Packs
New features in Internet Explorer 9 – Guide, Fact Sheet, Summary from Microsoft
Tips, Tricks & Tweaks for Internet Explorer 9.