Internet Explorer 9 - Product Guide, Screenshots and Press Release

Internet Explorer 9 – Product Guide, Screenshots and Press Release

From Microsoft they send us all the information related to the launch of Internet Explorer 9, the new Internet browser that is officially presented today. Available in more than 40 languages, it has already been tested by 40 million users since the Beta of Internet Explorer 9 in September 2010, achieving 2% more use of Internet Explorer in Windows 7 and being available for Windows 7, Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 R2. What stands out the most, at first glance, is a user interface minimalist, focusing on applications and offering a clean experience with a larger viewing area.

There are far fewer items in the browser frame and only those buttons that customers have decided they want and normally use remain, such as a larger back button that we know people use the most.

On the other hand, functionalities such as Anchor (Pinned Mode) or the new Drop Down Menus (JumpList) offer users the ability to turn their favorite pages into applications and access them directly from the Windows 7 taskbar.

Pinning a page as an application Drop-down menus, where we can, for example, check the mail, change the music track, see the breaking news or accept requests on social networks Another function of IE9 is the notifications, which notify us when there is new content on the site that interests us (the pinned icon on the taskbar flashes or shows a call as a warning). He preview control It is also a novelty, allowing to preview the content of the site from the task bar, passing the mouse over it. As far as usability aspects are concerned, although IE9 also includes improvements in its speed at speed, it is now a reality with the hardware acceleration of Internet Explorer 9, being fully accelerated by hardware, taking advantage of the power of the Graphic Processing Unit. (GPU), reallocating much of the graphics processing to the GPU instead of the CPU.

[…] unlocks that 90% of the power of PCs that browsers do not take advantage of […] with the interoperability of HTML5 or using plug-ins such as Adobe Flash Player and Microsoft Silverlight, which will take advantage of the hardware acceleration of Internet Explorer 9 in its successive versions.

What concerns to Privacy and Online Security, uses SmartScreen technology, which eliminates unnecessary warnings and is also more rigorous when it comes to downloads with a high probability of being malicious. The Tracking Protection function is also available, which allows Internet users to own their data and what they share or not share while browsing.

This new functionality allows to obtain control of the navigation, thanks to lists that the user can create on which sites can obtain data from their navigation.

I leave you now with the product guide (PDF) and with the website that they have created especially for the launch (beautyoftheweb.com).