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Microsoft Previews Internet Explorer 9 at PDC09

Yesterday at Microsoft's Professional Developers Conference, the company announced that three weeks ago (which works out at about a week after Windows 7 hit shelves), the Internet Explorer team started work on Internet Explorer 9.

ReadWriteWeb reports that president of Microsoft's Windows and Windows Live division, Steven Sinofsky yesterday previewed IE9, showing attendees an early build and explaining that this version of the browser will focus on support for new standards like HTML5 and CSS3, as well as developing a faster JavaScript rendering engine.

Sinofsky went on to say that the team plan to make use of DirectX-based hardware accelerated graphics and text in IE9. Sinofsky showed that IE8 can render Bing maps at 14 frames per second. With hardware acceleration in IE9 turned on, he got 60 frames per second.

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  • htoonthura
    i ditched ie8 since day one. love ff.
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  • ravewulf
    new standards like HTML5 and CSS3, as well as developing a faster JavaScript rendering engine. ... make use of DirectX-based hardware accelerated graphics and text in IE9
    Sweet!
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  • fazers_on_stun
    About time for a new FF babe - the old one is getting stale :D.
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  • lvlouro
    htoonthurai ditched ie8 since day one. love ff.
    Same here!!!
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  • ssalim
    wow, there is IE girl again. wow. not safe for work. Kind of.
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  • ssalim
    I only use IE8 for sql server reporting services since FF does not display it correctly (for me). That's it. Nothing else.
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  • Herbert_HA
    Wouldn't use even if it was IE10. Crappy outdated browser.
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  • gaevs
    I really, really like the IE girl.. i want one!... oh.. BTW, i use IE8... no prob so far.
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  • snowgoer1998
    Was there an article on this page?
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  • insider3
    I'll use Netscape Navigator over this.
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