Internet Explorer 9 Interface Accidently Posted On Microsoft Russia Site
A screenshot of the new Internet Explorer 9 browser briefly appeared on Microsoft’s Russian site. Although the post and screenshot have since been removed, eagle eyed Mary-Jo Foley of ZDNet managed to save the image beforehand.
As you can see in the pic, the new browser interface is very clean and almost Chrome-like, with menus and controls all rolled into icons at the top right of the screen. The search and address bars have also been combined to save on screen space. Apparently you will be also be able to “tear-off” tabs and reposition them where you see fit.
If this is what the final version of IE9 will look like then we approve. Internet Explorer 8 is starting to look a little cluttered and fussy compared to it’s more recent rivals (in our opinion!).
The Internet Explorer 9 Beta is due for release on 15th September.