Microsoft Internet Explorer 9 Hits 20 Million Downloads!

Microsoft earlier today announced that the latest iteration of their web browser Internet Explorer 9 has been downloaded more than 20 million times, although at this stage it’s unclear whether or not this figure is unique downloads or includes multiple downloads by the same person.

Internet Explorer 9, albeit, still being a beta release which means it’s still not ready for a full public launch and is not the final version, is now used by approximately 0.46% of all internet users adding a small but welcome boost to IE’s market share which has been on a downwards turn for a number of months since rivals, including Google Chrome have become more popular with internet users.

According to Microsoft’s Roger Capriotti, Director of Internet Explorer Product Marketing;

Combined with the near half-percent of users of newly introduced IE9 Beta, the modern Internet Explorer browsers now account for 34.07% of users worldwide according to Net Applications.

We also launched IE9 in 2010, and the response to the IE9 Beta launch on September 15th has been overwhelming.

New features in Internet Explorer 9 include performance enhancements, an all-new lightweight design featuring a new downloads manager and tab page, and amongst other things basic CSS3 support and better security features.

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