Internet Explorer 9 (IE9) Platform Preview 3 Released

By | June 24, 2010

Internet Explorer 9 (IE9) Platform Preview 3 Released

It appears that rumors about the upcoming IE9 Platform Preview 3 release were true, as it is now available for developers and early adopters to download it.

Besides various performance improvements, this build introduces HTML5 canvas element (audio, video tags and 2D graphics) that is hardware accelerated, plus WOFF (Web Open Font Format) standard support.

You may download IE9 Platform Preview 3 from the following page.


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  1. Tiago Sá says:

    This little dude is looking mighty good. If Microsoft gets the user experience right this time, it will be a very serious competitor for Firefox. Which is awesome!
    Putting aside the fact that its performance will drop significantly as soon as they put the interface on it, it’s a bummer that they still don’t have font shadow. I mean, I personally find it a let down.

  2. RamaSubbu SK says:

    Will IE 9 beat Opera 10.6 beta speed ?

  3. Keith says:

    IE might catch up with the competition in web standards (some of which, like HTML 4 and DOM 2, have been supported by the competition for a decade or more), but I doubt it will offer the extensibility and skinnability of the other guys.