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Microsoft Confirms March 14 Release Date for IE9

Last week there were rumors that Microsoft would release the final version of Internet Explorer 9 at the SXSW conference next Monday. When word got out that Microsoft had it's own SXSW IE party scheduled for March 14, people seemed even more sure of the date. Though the official theme of the party was "Celebrate the Beauty of the Web," it looks like Microsoft was actually hinting at something much more significant.

In a blog post published on the official IE blog, Microsoft's Ryan Gavin, Senior Director for Internet Explorer Business and Marketing, revealed that they would indeed be shipping IE9 on Monday, March 14.

"Monday March 14th we will celebrate the developers and designers who are making a more beautiful web for all of us," he wrote.

"We will release the final version of Internet Explorer 9 for download beginning at 9 p.m. Pacific."

Five days to go!

  • jhansonxi
    So IE6 users can rest easy as they're only three releases behind. :P
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  • pclee
    Of course I'll upgrade. Hopefully more by choice than by force.
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  • eddieroolz
    I'm glad IE9 is finally going to be pushed out. It's a great browser that deserves all the praise it can get.
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  • adamboy64
    Ah this is good. I'll be updating as soon as I can.
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  • phexac
    What I want to know is why the initial speed-dial-like page of the most frequented sites does not generate mini-preview of the sites. I just shows the site name and icon in a white box. Makes it's pretty obvious there should be a picture there. Pretty silly imo.
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  • blackwidow_rsa
    wonder if we'll be getting a ie9.5?
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  • sleeace
    Now when will my FireFox 4.0 done?
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  • footsoldier
    Why no longer there are any thumbs up/thumbs down comments? ???
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  • notanakin
    phexacWhat I want to know is why the initial speed-dial-like page of the most frequented sites does not generate mini-preview of the sites. I just shows the site name and icon in a white box. Makes it's pretty obvious there should be a picture there. Pretty silly imo.

    Yes, didn't Opera have this feature more than five years ago? I loved that browser.... it was really cutting edge for its time - tabbed browsing! And it had a great "Paste and Go" right-click option for pasting a URL into the address bar.
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  • scott_madison1
    i quit using IE because of 8 and switched to firefox. which has a problem with facebook.

    footsoldierWhy no longer there are any thumbs up/thumbs down comments? ???

    its been broken for a while now, not sure whats up with it and why tom's wont fix it...
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