IE 9 beta downloaded over 2 million times in just 2 days, may finally compete with Firefox and Chrome

Let’s face it. No one really likes IE. Ever since Firefox showed up and then Chrome surfaced from nowhere, the web clearly started favoring these newer browsers. Firefox has seen a steady growth in the past few years with even many IT companies making it a mandatory browser in all their systems. Speed has always been an issue where IE failed, every time. However, with Microsoft making drastic changes to the upcoming IE, a.k.a. IE version 9, things may change.

Microsoft reported that the beta version of IE 9 has been downloaded over 2 millions times, since its launch on September 15. It is to be noted that IE 9 will not run in Windows XP and therefore would require at least Windows Vista or above. For those who are not aware…the browser has a new look, provides support for HTML 5 and takes a full advantage of hardware-accelerated graphics. In short, it’s fast, much faster than its predecessors. But the question is whether it has what it takes to compete with Firefox 4 or Chrome 7. What do you think?

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