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This is What Internet Explorer 9 Might Look Like

Microsoft isn't set to officially show off the design of Internet Explorer 9 until next month at the beta launch event on September 15, but the first image of it may have been leaked by the company's Russian arm.

ZDNet captured this picture from Microsoft Russia’s press site:

If it is indeed real, it seems that Microsoft is going for a stark, minimalist design that draws from its competitors at Mozilla, Google and even Apple.

Like Chrome, this design of Internet Explorer 9 tries to maximize the view of content rather that devote precious screen real estate to favorite bars and buttons.

Also like other browsers will be the ability to tear off tabs and then put them in a separate window, while also utilizing Windows 7's Aero Snap feature to organize and arrange.

Microsoft wouldn't comment on the leaked picture, which has since been taken down from the Russian site, but we'll likely see much more in a few weeks.

  • pbrigido
    Picture not available. :(
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  • jkcajkca
    me likey!!!!
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  • damianrobertjones
    "If it is indeed real, it seems that Microsoft is going for a stark, minimalist design that draws from its competitors at Mozilla, Google and even Apple."

    Click, click.... IE8 looks very minimalist once you remove some of the top bars by right clicking. Why does there have to be a spin within every story?
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  • slvr1969
    "Picture not available." here it is http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?w1f46bd7jj2wrtc
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  • pbrigido
    slvr1969"Picture not available." here it is http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?w1f46bd7jj2wrtc
    Thanks!

    I really like it. I am a fan of the "less is more" mentality.
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  • Stryter
    wow, that is pretty slick looking actually. Now hopefully it works as good as it looks.
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  • pbrigido
    ZingamMicrosoft does not want to conform to the standards. They don't want to invest in the browser at all. I don't get it, why they still push it down the users throats?
    I disagree. Microsoft presents their product in their own way. Just as Google does for Chrome, Mozilla does for FireFox, etc. The benefit is that the consumer is left with multiple choices for a browers to fit what they want. I wouldn't say they are trying to push anything down the users throats at all.
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  • ggman
    I really like the simple looks but IE usage always sucked unless they make it as good as Firefox or Chrome :)
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  • IE suxx nothing else to say
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  • carickw
    maybe if they didnt put buttons all across the UI then it would be okay. Back/Forward on the left, Stop and refresh in the middle, and home and favorites on the right. makes no sense.
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