Finally, those will to bear the brunt of beta can get their hands on a preview of Internet Explorer 9!
Microsoft has released a "Test Drive" preview build of internet Explorer. Be ready to drive without a seatbelt or even a steering wheel though, as this browser preview contains just the engine. The preview browser right now is simple window with no toolbar, no location bar, no tabs either. Heck you cant even go back and forward in History! Still the very fact that Microsoft has released a preview in such an early stage is surely a good sign.
In HTML5 support IE9 touts support for only some of the latest standards, leaving much to be desired. Considering that IE9 is still far from release and once released wont be updated for years, and that it will be the judge of standards to come, this si bad news surely.
Overall Internet Explorer 9 is pleasantly surprising, and shows that this browser may still have some life left. As it currently stands Internet Explorer 9 gives a pleasant view of the browser to come, and they are right to focus on the internals instead of adding useless features. Now if only Microsoft could play by standards.
Download the preview build from here.