The final version of Microsoft Corp.’s newest Web browser will be available for download beginning 9PM PT on March 14th. Microsoft had planned to launch the software in 40 languages, but is postponing the launch in Japan to avoid bogging down networks already affected by the earthquake there.

IE9 follows in the footsteps of Google Inc.’s Chrome browser, cutting way back on the number of buttons, icons and toolbars taking up space on the screen.

Top Features

  • Hardware accelerated graphics and text
  • Clean browser user interface
  • Pinned sites
  • Jump Lists
  • New Tab page
  • One box
  • Notification bar
  • Add-on Performance Advisor
  • Chakra, the new Javascript engine
  • HTML5 Support
  • F12 Developer Tools
  • Tear-off tabs and Windows Aero snap
  • SmartScreen Filter
  • 2nd Row Tabs
  • Tracking Protection

Microsoft’s IE download site:
Note: Those using the release candidate version of the browser will get an automatic update to the release-to-Web (RTW) version. Internet Explorer 9 has no support for Windows XP.

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