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Windows Internet Explorer 9 to Launch at SXSW [Announcement Video]

Windows Internet Explorer 9 to Launch at SXSW [Announcement Video]

Ryan Gavin and Dean Hachamovitch, Marketing Guy and Engineer, respectively, for Internet Explorer, have announced that the final build and release of Internet Explorer 9 will indeed be at the party they're throwing at South by Southwest in Texas on March 14th, 2011. They've decided to first announce this to their very favorite community at Channel9, a bunch of developers who are in love with the internet platform, and they've spoken here in a video at length what the browser will be able to do.

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Microsoft Internet Explorer 9 Possibly Coming March 24th

Microsoft Internet Explorer 9 Possibly Coming March 24th

At next month's Tech.Ed India 2011 from March 23rd-25th, Microsoft’s general manager of Windows Live and Internet Explorer, Brian Hall, will be giving a keynote speech on the 24th. Microsoft’s Internet Explorer could have its formal introduction there as Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer recently stated in February that IE9 is expected within the next month and that “it will be the best browser…that you’ve ever used” and a “great piece of work.”

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Microsoft Internet Explorer 9 RC Released

Microsoft Internet Explorer 9 RC Released

Microsoft's Internet Explorer 9 is looking promising and today they just unleashed the RC (release candidate) version for all to download. This RC build is considered feature complete meaning that it pretty much resembles the final release except for some additional bug fixes. This release includes a customizable Tracking Protection feature, a more streamlined interface, and overall improved performance.

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Microsoft releases H.264 plugin for Chrome; IE9 WebM video via plugin

Microsoft releases H.264 plugin for Chrome; IE9 WebM video via plugin

Microsoft has released an H.264 video plug-in for Google Chrome on Windows today, following the debut of a similar plug-in for Firefox back in last year. Meanwhile, the company has also confirmed that Internet Explorer 9 will support H.264; WebM video playback, as Google announced it would be switching to in Chrome and dropping H.264 in the process, will be supported in IE9 via third-party plug-ins.

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IE9 5x more malware secure than Firefox say researchers

IE9 5x more malware secure than Firefox say researchers

Internet Explorer 9 has been praised for its malware-blocking abilities, with researchers NSS Labs finding [pdf link] the Microsoft browser was more than five times more likely to protect surfers from socially-engineered malware than Firefox 3.6. Looking solely at "a web page link that directly leads to a download that delivers a malicious payload whose content type would lead to execution, or more generally a website known to host malware links" - i.e. fake downloads as often seen on Facebook or Twitter - the research found IE9 capable of blocking 99-percent of the threats encountered.

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