Interesting bit of nerdy news today for all of our web developers out there: Microsoft unveiled a sneak peek of its newest web browser, Internet Explorer 9, or IE9. The unfinished product, which has no scheduled release date at this time, is aimed towards web developers and the über technically savvy. What’s pretty cool about this particular launch is that it’s the first time in Internet Explorer launch history where they’ve actually released a preview of a browser along with a feedback loop where you can give your thoughts and opinions on it before it’s released publicly.
Microsoft plans to update the browser about every eight weeks with new features and teasers until its official release. In the meantime, if you have Windows 7, Windows Vista Service Pack 2 (SP2) and Windows Server R2, you can visit their Test Drive site now and download their Preview Platform. Doing so won’t replace your current browser, such as IE8, but will work along side it on the same computer. You can also browse though some pretty cool visual images and read more about IE9’s awesome web development features here.
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