FASTER than its beta version by 35 per cent is one of Microsoft's big selling points for its Internet Explorer 9 release candidate that it's making available at 5pm today.
Along with this allegedly super speedy display capability, Internet Exploder 9 comes with tracking protection, semantic tagging and support for VP8 as well as H.264 video. With tracking protection you can select parts of websites to add to an anti-tracking list. The browser comes with four ready made anti-tracking lists of blocked websites and content, and users can also create their own.
Microsoft uses what it refers to as the top 1,000 websites to get what it considers to be a picture of the Internet as a whole. However The INQUIRER thinks that the vast majority of websites that don't quite work perfectly are probably a better representation. Surely the top 1,000 websites are well resourced corporate sites, which indicates who Microsoft is really interested in as users of IE9.
Microsoft told The INQUIRER, "the speed game never stops", so we're expecting a major update before the final release.
The IE9 beta had 25 million downloads so Microsoft is expecting big things for its release candidate. µ
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