Compliments of a slip from Microsoft's Russian subsidiary we now have a pretty good idea of what Internet Explorer 9 will look like:
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Judging by the screenshot it is apparent that IE9 is keen on offering a minimalistic user interface which leaves as much room as possible for web sites. It appears the new browser will allow users to pin chosen sites to the desktop and open them in their own windows without any obvious indication they are using IE at all. There will be certain sites that are 'recognized' or 'protected' and can be pinned to the taskbar and launched from their own icons.
Details on the Russian site also revealed that IE9 will borrow features from Windows 7, including the ability to 'tear off' browser tabs and have them "snap" to a particular part of the screen; in a similar way that documents and applications already do in Win7.
There is also to be a unified search and address bar, something already included in Google's Chrome. However, mindful of the criticism which has been leveled at Google, it's a fair bet that Microsoft will allow users to choose whether or not to turn on a 'suggested sites' feature via an option in the settings/preferences.
Microsoft plans to release a beta of their latest browser on September 15th.
[i:b219fmvc]Credits: Screenshot and details compliments of CNet.com.[/i:b219fmvc]
September 17, 2008
Very interesting and a great find too. But ozbloke, is there any truth to the rumour that IE9 will only work with Vista and above, leaving XP users in the dark (sort of), Mindblower!
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Good question MB!! I haven't read anything about that to date but I shall investigate further and see if I can find out.....get back to you on that one mate.
Well MB, it appears your rumor is right on the money. According to Wikipedia and a couple of other reputable sites, IE9 will work only in Vista and Windows 7....not in XP.
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