Internet Explorer 9 Hits 2.3 Million Downloads in 24 Hours

Microsoft released Internet Explorer 9 on Monday evening. Within the first 24 hours, the new browser had been downloaded 2.35 million times which works out at 27 downloads per second for that period of time.

To make a comparison with the beta version, Microsoft commented that IE9 when launched in beta was downloaded 1 million times within the first 24 hours which makes the 2.35 million a step up in the right direction.

Internet Explorer 9 has a long way to go to catch up to the likes of Chrome from Google and Firefox from Mozilla. What wont help that growth is the lack of Windows XP support which makes IE9 compatible only with Vista or Windows 7 machines.

We have seen positive results though about IE9 and perhaps it could help Microsoft gain some browser share back which has been on the decline for quite a while now.

A video can be found on the Windows Steam Blog which shows the launch event. IE9 can be downloaded from here although note what we earlier mentioned in that it will only work on Vista and Windows 7.

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