A good news from Microsoft related to the final release of Internet Explorer 9. In the first 24 hours since its release, Internet Explorer 9 was downloaded 2.35 million times. In other words, IE9 was downloaded over 27 times every second.
It is admitted that the result is way too far than the download records gained by Mozilla, 8 million downloads in the first 24 hours after release in June 18, 2008. That was the first release of Firefox 3.
Nevertheless, this good news made the Microsoft team pleased. According to Washington Post, Thursday 3/17/2011, the final release of IE9 has doubled the download activity than IE9 beta version and four times than the Release Candidate version.
IE9 is considered as a big step forward than the earlier IE versions. The main interface is far more simple, IE 9 also supports HTML 5 and can improve the graphic card to handle animations or heavy images.
Ari Bixhorn from Microsoft claimed, “IE 9 is the first browser that not only uses the full power of CPU but also the GPU (Graphical Processor Unit)”.
IE 9 is now available to download here. Unfortunately, IE 9 is only available for Windows Vista and Windows 7 platform. For Windows XP, which is still considered having big number of users, IE 9 is just a dream that will never come true.
Download Internet Explorer 9 by navigating here.