Internet Explorer’s global browser market share has declined year after year, moving away from its 90% figure back in 2003. Microsoft hopes to gain some ground with its Internet Explorer 9 beta announcement. Maybe they can reclaim some numbers from Google Chrome and Firefox.
Faster than IE8, IE9 will also be more compliant with HTML5, CSS3 and SVG2 standards. Microsoft is pinning all of their hopes on IE9 being the only browser to take advantage of full hardware acceleration when you surf the Internet. However, Mozilla disputes that claim, saying that they are faster and first. Hopefully this isn’t a case of too little too late for the big M.