Microsoft IE9 enjoys 2 million downloads in 2 days

Written by: Abdul Nisar
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California, Sep 21: The computer giant Microsoft's new version of the web browser Internet Explorer 9 is the latest sensation in the web browsing market. Microsoft announced that more than 2 million users around the globe had downloaded IE9 in the first two days of its release.

Microsoft has launched the first public beta of IE9 on Wednesday, Sep 15 and faced huge downloads within two days which was a huge increase on those that trialled IE8 at the same stage. Microsoft's official Roger Capriotti told that the company has been overwhelmed by the response.

"On Sep 15th, we released Internet Explorer 9 Beta. The initial reaction has been pretty overwhelming, and we are very humbled by the response our customers have had," said Roger Capriotti.

"In first two days, over 2 million people worldwide downloaded IE9 Beta. By comparison, when Internet Explorer 8 Beta launched in Aug 2008, we had 1.3 million downloads over the first five days," he added.

IE9 is using computer hardware to accelerate performance and allows web sites to look far more like applications than web sites. It also uses a single box for web addresses, searching and users" web history.

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