Internet Explorer 9 went live on March 14th, and according to figures released by Microsoft all is going well with browser adoption. In the first 24 hours of its release IE9 has been downloaded 2.3 million times (that’s over 240 downloads every 9 seconds).
We already knew there was interest when we found out the beta and release candidate had a combined download total of 36 million. It seems Microsoft’s attempts to win back market share and make a push-back against Firefox and Chrome may be paying off.
We want to thank everyone around the world for downloading IE9 and the enthusiastic reception. 2.3 million downloads in 24 hours is over double the 1 million downloads we saw of the IE9 Beta and four times that of the IE9 RC over the same time period.
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Microsoft announced that the final version of Internet Explorer 9 will be ready for public consumption on March 14th at 9 p.m. Pacific Time. Version 9 of Internet Explorer has been pretty well received and created a great deal of interest over the last few months. The beta and release candidate have been downloaded a whopping 36 million times.
Download Manager is a powerful new feature that keeps a running list of the files you download from the Internet and notifies you when a file could be malicious. It also lets you pause and restart a download—if you have a slow internet connection—and shows you where to find downloaded files on your computer. You can clear the list at any time.
If you want to test-drive IE9 or check out the rest of its features the release candidate is available for download, but seeing as the final build is coming in 4 days time you’re probably just as well to hold off until the final release.
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According to statistic released by the Windows Team Blog, Microsoft’s latest internet brower has been downloaded a staggering 36 million times. This number includes both the beta and the release candidate.
There hasn’t been an official release date for the final version of IE9, but Microsoft India nearly let the cat out of the bag earlier when it tweeted a release date of March 24th. The tweet has since been retracted so we don’t know if that was initially a date Microsoft planned or a typo by someone who might be out of a job.
Haven’t tried out the Internet Explorer 9 release candidate? You can take a look and preview the latest release from Microsoft’s website.
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