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This article was published on July 29, 2010

    IE9 Beta Coming In September, Alleged Screenshots Leaked

    IE9 Beta Coming In September, Alleged Screenshots Leaked
    Manan Kakkar
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    Manan Kakkar

    Manan is a Telecommunications engineer who's been following Microsoft and Apple for a couple of years. Fascinated by end user technology he Manan is a Telecommunications engineer who's been following Microsoft and Apple for a couple of years. Fascinated by end user technology he shares his thoughts in more than 140 characters and in 140 or less on twitter (@manan)

    At the Financial Analyst Meeting, Microsoft COO Kevin Turner mentioned that Microsoft is planning to release a public beta build of Internet Explorer in September. According to Tom Warren from Neowin, the date slated is 2nd of September.

    Earlier, cnBeta a Chinese website posted alleged leaked screenshots of Internet Explorer that showed a Download Manger and a new Popular Sites page. One of the screenshots shows an ACID score of 53 which is much lower than that of the current preview build. Microsoft has been talking a lot about IE9’s standard compliance but little is known about the browser’s performance on a system. I personally don’t bother too much about ACID scores and the like as long as the browser is snappy and doesn’t slow my PC down after hours of use.

    Screenshots:

    ie9beta6

    ie9beta5

    I really hope Microsoft changes the UI, I’m not exactly a fan of the current interface.