Software giant Microsoft released its new web browser Internet Explorer 9 last night at SXSW festival. During the launch of the browser, the company emphasized on the speed and power of Explorer 9 which comes from the usage of HTML 5 and hardware acceleration.
Internet Explorer 9 is available in 39 languages. But if you happen to be using Windows XP operating system, then you cannot enjoy the nifty features of Explorer 9 as the browser is compatible only with Windows 7 and Vista Operating Systems. During the launch of the browser, Dean Hachamovitch, corporate VP of Internet Explorer said that the approach of the company was to tap the power of the PC in such a way which was not been done before.
It is to be noted that of late market share of Internet Explorer has taken a tumble with the browser increasingly facing competition from competitors such as Google Chrome, Safari, Opera etc. During the launch Mr Hachamovitch said that the pre-release version of the browser was downloaded more than 40 million times. It will be interesting to note as to how the web browser finds acceptance among users.