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IE9 is Launching Either March 14 or March 24

A rogue tweet from the official MSDN India Twitter account has apparently let the cat out of the bag in regards to the release date for the much-anticipated IE9. Though it’s since been deleted, Pocket-Lint reports that the tweet stated the launch would take place during Tech.Ed in Bangalore, India, which is scheduled for March 23-25. Conveniently, Brian Hall, GM of Internet Explorer And Windows Live, is set to give a March 24 keynote speech.

However, if another rumor is to be believed, we may not even have to wait until March 24. Download Squad cites its own sources that say Microsoft will release the final version of Internet Explorer 9 at the SXSW conference on March 14. Equally as telling as the fact that IE boss Brian Hall is giving a keynote speech at Tech.Ed, Microsoft has an IE party scheduled for March 14. The official occasion is to “Celebrate the Beauty of the Web” but that seems a little wishy-washy to us. Celebrating something bigger, Microsoft?

  • Benihana
    That chick swings both ways? IE and FF? Kinky!
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  • salimbest83
    im not waiting for it
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  • salimbest83
    anyone waiting for it???
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  • JOSHSKORN
    Yay...IE...

    /sarcasm
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  • back_by_demand
    A bit of research and you can get the original unedited (uncropped) version of that picture, defo my favourite wallpaper
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  • JMcEntegart
    Sorry guys, March 14! My mistake. Should be all fixed now.
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  • jacobdrj
    "That chick swings both ways? IE and FF? Kinky!"

    I am not sure I am that into her anymore. I now know she is probably full of viruses...
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  • Tedders
    The only place that I care about IE is at work (where I have to use it for ONE web app). IE9 will probably break that web app so I wont be able to actually use it for over a year but oh well. IE sucks and I don't think version 9 is going to help change any of that.
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  • caeden
    poor girl is used for so many computer propaganda pieces... and she probably doesn't even know how to use one.

    In other news, Ive been using ie9 beta and ff4 beta, and they both kinda suck. ie9 really takes the cake though in that hardly anything works, and you have to use compatibility mode to do anything useful... and then it crashes, so good luck on a release there any time soon!
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  • razorblaze42
    Contrary to the opinions here... I love IE8, I think its perfect! I tried IE9 RC and hated it. The favorites menu default to the right side of the screen, which annotys me... the back button is hugely oversized and partially covered, and accept/deny application pop up at the bottom of the screen which takes some getting use too when you're use to looking for them at the top of the screen. If I could just get the performance increases of IE9 with the look and feel of IE8... I'd be satisfied.
    Yea... yea... Firefox and Chrome yada yada yada.
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