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IE9 beta: 2 million in 2 days

Last week, while asking the public to vote for New Zealand's ugliest website, Microsoft unleashed the downloadable beta of Internet Explorer 9. And it’s apparently doing quite well.

“The initial reaction has been pretty overwhelming, and we are very humbled by the response our customers have had,” said a Microsoft spokesperson. “In the first two days, over two million people worldwide downloaded IE9 Beta.”

Microsoft says that by comparison, when Internet Explorer 8 Beta launched in August 2008, it saw 1.3 million downloads over the first five days. 

“We’ve seen 9 million visits and over 26 million page views to the Beauty of the Web site since its release last week, and our developer-focused IE Test Drive Site has had 4 million page views since last Wednesday.”

But enough about what Microsoft thinks about it. Have you tried it yet?

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