Microsoft Launches IE9 Release Candidate
After 25 million downloads of the beta, Microsoft releases Internet Explorer 9 Release Candidate (IE9 RC) at www.BeautyOfTheWeb.com.Microsoft has announced the availability of the Release Candidate of Internet Explorer 9. The release candidate, known as IE9 RC, is available at www.BeautyOfTheWeb.com in 40 languages, said Dean Hachamovitch, corporate vice president for Internet Explorer at Microsoft, in a Feb. 10 blog post. Hachamovitch said with IE9 RC, Microsoft has incorporated more than 17,000 pieces of feedback about IE9 and has moved the browser forward in terms of performance and standards, user experience, and safety and privacy.
"Based on your feedback, we also made it much easier to refine search queries in the One Box. Based on your feedback, IE9's download manager will now display the download speed, and download notifications are animated and more noticeable. Based on your feedback, pinned sites now support multiple home pages - 'redefining awesome' according to this comment. With Paste & Navigate (Control-Shift-L), hardcore enthusiasts can save a step pasting into the address bar. We've reduced the number of pixels in the frame, and updated the visuals, making the active tab easier to identify, and made it easier to close inactive tabs."
Other developers also weighed in on the IE9 RC. "With IE9 the browser gets out of the way," said Danny Riddel CEO of Archetype."I think that they've done a really fantastic job of removing the things you don't need and it lets you focus on the content, which is the reason we're on the Web anyway," said Robbie Ingebretsen, a principal at Pixel Lab.