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Internet Explorer 9 Beta Scheduled for September

Thursday during Microsoft’s annual day-long presentation to Wall Street analysts, chief operating officer Kevin Turner said that Internet Explorer 9 will go beta in September.

Microsoft declined to answer additional questions after Turner's announcement, remaining tight-lipped in regards to the availability of a more stable preview, or whether the beta would actually be open to the public in September.

"We do not have any additional specifics to share at this time about when Internet Explorer 9 Beta will be available," a company spokeswoman said.

Microsoft would also not name a release schedule for the final build. As it stands now, Internet Explorer 9 isn't expected to be completed until September 2011--that's if the company mimics the timeline it used for Internet Explorer 8.

Internet Explorer 9 will be the first Microsoft-based browser that won't run on Windows XP. Consumers using Windows Vista and Windows 7 can get an early taste of the upcoming browser by sampling three sets of demos here. Currently the Internet Explorer 9 Platform Preview is in its third build.

  • xxyyzz
    no explorerfox girl? :(
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  • Microsoft, give up please. Internet Explorer just ... sucks.
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  • JOSHSKORN
    xxyyzzno explorerfox girl?I guess they wanted people to actually read the article.
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  • mrecio
    I love Microsoft but even working on IE9 as long as they have I still know its going to suck, Mozilla or Google would take half the time to create the program and have it work twice as good.
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  • NeeKo
    Chrome beats it anyways so meh
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  • wackyphill
    Um No. IE9 is way better than Chrome or FF. Have you used it? It freakin flies.
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  • jimmysmitty
    AkarrakAMicrosoft, give up please. Internet Explorer just ... sucks.
    Sure. Then allow something like Safari to control the market which has more holes in it than Windows ME.

    mrecioI love Microsoft but even working on IE9 as long as they have I still know its going to suck, Mozilla or Google would take half the time to create the program and have it work twice as good.
    IDK. Mozilla has been working on Firefox 4 for about as long as IE9 and is probably going to be out at the same time. Each browser has their ups and downs. I don't trust Google as much. They are getting too big for their own good.

    NeeKoChrome beats it anyways so meh
    Um....... no?
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  • silver565
    Internet explorer isn't too bad now. I use firefox mostly. But IE has never failed me.
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  • gmarsack
    Consumers using Windows Vista
    and Windows 7 can get an early taste of the upcoming browser by...

    ... downloading FireFox or Chrome
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  • False_Dmitry_II
    Wow, that's the first spam I've seen before it got removed.
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