Microsoft has released a beta of Internet Explorer 9 for Windows 7, and so far we like what we've seen. With speed improvements, a clean and simple interface, and some security enhancements, Microsoft has released a version of the browser that gets an initial "thumbs up" from Executive Editor Robert Strohmeyer.

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At a Glance
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 9 Beta is a little rough in spots, but its improved performance and less intrusive interface make it a solid upgrade.

    Pros

    • Simplified browser window interface
    • Good performance

    Cons

    • Some areas of the interface remain rough
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