Originally Published: April 12, 2011 http://blogs.republicanherald.com/tech/?p=66
In the age where Mozilla Firefox is becoming one of the most commonly used Internet browsers along with Google Chrome, Opera and Safari, Microsoft’s Internet Explorer still remains one of the top ways people surf the web. A couple of weeks ago Microsoft released the latest edition of its browser, Internet Explorer 9, which according to their tests is the most energy-efficient modern browser.
When IE9 released on March 14 (“Pi Day” for all the geeks reading, 3.14) it brought with it a couple new tricks and user interface tweaks, along with more speed and a more snappy feeling. Some of the tricks included the Pinned Sites, which lets you separate out a tabbed site and lock it right to the Windows Taskbar and another is the One Box, which is an address bar that doubles as a search engine, but you can actually view results in line. The default search engine is Bing, but you can install Google, Wikipedia, Amazon, Facebook and many others through the Add-On page.
If all those changes weren’t enough, today Microsoft unveiled a test version of Internet Explorer 10 at its MIX developer conference in Las Vegas, which can be downloaded now through the Test Drive site (http://ie.microsoft.com/testdrive/). The sampling of that’s to come is only available for Windows. According to the site, it adds support for additional web standards like CSS Gradients and CSS3 Flexible Box Layout.
If you love IE, I recommend you try it out, it’s free, and it’s always nice to try out new things before everyone else!
Below is a demo video that Engadget posted on YouTube: