Internet Explorer 9 out now

16 Sep 10

The IE9 beta is officially open and available to download in 33 languages.

Microsoft is touting the browser’s simple user interface which it says has been designed bring forward the “full beauty of the websites and applications people care about”.

“The web is about sites, and your browser should be, too,” Dean Hachamovitch, Microsoft’s Corporate VP for Internet Explorer says. "IE9 puts you and your site at the centre of the browser experience.”

At a San Francisco event to mark the launch sites such as Facebook, Twitter, MySpace and LinkedIn, as well as brands such as Quiksilver, Red Bull and Amazon showcased experiences that take advantage of IE9’s features.

“When you add up all these sites, today over 800 million visitors – or two-thirds of active internet users – have a better Web on Windows experiences enabled today by IE9,” says Ryan Gavin, senior director of Internet Explorer.

Hit the link to begin downloading the IE9 beta. Let us know what you think of the new browser in the comments below.

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