Microsoft Launches Internet Explorer 9 at SXSW
This week brings great news for fans of Microsoft's perennial web-browser - Internet Explorer with the release of IE9, this week at South by Southwest, or SXSW, as it is commonly referred to.
The official launch for users of the web-standard browser is, Monday, March 14th at 9:00 PM Pacific Time.
Among the new features that Internet Explorer 9 touts are:
The new interface is sexy and puts it's emphasis on the internet browsing experience as oppsed to the large search tools and boxes we find on earlier versions of Internet Explorer. Fear not, however! If you are a fan of the "old" interface, Microsoft gives you the option of restoring those features with a simple right-click funtionality.
For sites that you visit frequently, all you need to do is click the icon to the left of the website address and drag it to the task bar. Faster means better productivity and better social networking.
Microsoft, ever the target for viruses and hackers looking to steal your information, has implemented a great new feature into IE9. The new download manager not only lets you pause and restart downloads, it also notifies you of possibly malicious programs looking to hijack your computer.
Enhanced Tabs and New Tab Page
If you want to "snap" a page out of IE9 and have a side-by-side image or comparison with another webpage, think shopping comparisons, Internet Explorer 9 lets you do just that. The new tab page automatically color codes the sites you visit most often for fast navigation. Those that don't want this feature may disable it, giving the user the flexibilty to tailor his or her browsing experience to their own liking.Continued on the next page