Microsoft officially launches web browser Internet Explorer 9 one year after public preview


UK Today News: At the SXSW interactive conference, American computer giant Microsoft officially launched its much awaited web browser Internet Explorer 9. The browser has been launched in 40 different languages, but there’s only one problem – it will not run on Windows XP.

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The launch of the browser has put to rest all rumours that Microsoft was planning some thing grand. The browser was introduced a year back to the general public through a series of eight platform previews.

The software giant has claimed that over 250 big websites have already taken the advantage of the IE9 and are expecting more than one billion users around the globe. The IE9 has a unique feature, which takes advantage of the graphics processing unit in desktops and mobile computers.

The IE9 also features tracking protection for better online privacy, pinned site buttons and also supports HTML5. The software has been downloaded for 40 million times since its launch and has made its place in every 50 Windows 7 computers across the world. The browser works only on Vista SP2 or Windows 7.