Microsoft launches Internet Explorer 9, its prettiest browser yet

Microsoft’s long journey to revitalize Internet Explorer, and make it a competitive web browser against speedy upstarts like Google Chrome, finally reached its end tonight. A few hours ago, Microsoft made the final version of Internet Explorer 9 available on its Beauty of the Web site.

New Internet Explorer 9 kills its identity in grab for market share

Microsoft’s Internet Explorer is apparently fed up with being the black sheep of the web browser family. The newest version strips away all extra baggage, including its own identity, and focuses exclusively on the site at hand.