Internet Explorer 9 Beta (IE9): Impressive Two Day Download Figures

By Jamie Pert - Sep 22, 2010

Last week Microsoft released the Internet Explorer 9 beta, as with any beta launch there were a few problems, however on the whole things went pretty smoothly.

Now 7 days after the launch Microsoft have revealed some pretty impressive download figures, apparently in just two days more than two million copies of the IE9 beta were downloaded, which is far better than the 1.3 million downloads that the IE8 beta racked up in its first 5 days.

According to analysts the IE9 beta now has a 0.07% global usage share in the net applications market, it will be interesting to see how this changes when the proper IE9 release is rolled out via Windows Update.

These figures are impressive, however are not really comparable to the Mozilla Firefox 3 launch back in 2008, this saw 8.3 million downloads within its first 24 hours, whilst Firefox 3.5 saw two million downloads within a few hours of its launch.

Did you download the IE9 beta? If so, is it now your browser of choice?

Source: ComputerWorld

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