Internet Explorer 9 beta released just a week ago and has already attracted millions of downloads. Microsoft characterized the response as "pretty overwhelming," was at the same time "very humbled."
In the first two days, over 2 million people worldwide downloaded IE9 Beta. This number blasts the old Internet Explorer 8 Beta numbers, which launched in August 2008, that accumulated 1.3 million downloads over the first five days.
"All in all, we are encouraged about the very early response to the IE9 release this past week, namely because it signals that the emphasis on making websites shine through Windows is resonating," said Roger Capriotti, Group Product Planner at Microsoft. "We are looking forward to more and more partners building great experiences through Internet Explorer 9 to deliver a more beautiful web."
Have you tried IE9 beta yet? If so, is it going to replace anything as your primary browser?