According to microsoft, Internet Explorer 9 Beta downloads was more than 25 million. Internet Explorer 9 Beta has been downloaded about 1.5 times more than IE8 Beta over the same time period. When Internet Explorer 9 was in Beta Stage, Microsoft received more than 17,000 pieces of feedback from thousands of customers and developers worldwide.
Internet Explorer 9 Release Candidate includes a number of important improvements and fixes. For example, the IE 9 RC includes:
* Significant performance improvements in browser speed which, according to the WebKit SunSpider test, is now 35% faster than the IE9 Beta. Coupled with IE9’s innovative approach to graphics processing through hardware acceleration in Windows, IE9 is truly an all-around fast browser opening up opportunities for developers to create rich new experiences.
* To put users in control of their privacy online, and the RC of IE9 includes the Tracking Protection technology
* Support for additional HTML5 and web standards including Geolocation, and semantic tags.
* Numerous enhancements to the user interface such as new ways of handling notifications, the ability to place tabs on their own separate row, and enhancements to the already powerful site pinning functionality.
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