Microsoft has released the first beta of Internet Explorer 9 and so far the reviews have been quite positive.
● Hardware accelerated graphics and text
● Clean browser user interface
● Pinned sites
● Jump Lists
● New Tab page
● Tear-off tabs and Windows Aero snap
● One box
● Notification bar
● Add-on Performance Advisor
● HTML5 Support
● F12 Developer Tools
● ZDnet: "Personally, I find the performance and usability improvements in IE9 nearly irresistible."
● Engadget: "Microsoft has sped up and cleaned up Internet Explorer 9 to a point where it's not only usable, but actually a real pleasure to use."
● USAToday: "Microsoft for the most part did what it had to do to make IE9 a front line browser again. Microsoft's latest should solidify IE's standing in the ever-crowded browser space."