September 21st, 2010, 21:34 PM
Microsoft flaunts 2M IE9 beta downloads
Microsoft yesterday announced that users had downloaded more than two million copies of its Internet Explorer 9 (IE9) beta in the two days after its Sept. 15 launch.
"By comparison, when Internet Explorer 8 Beta launched in August 2008, we had 1.3 million downloads over the first five days," said Roger Capriotti, a product management lead on the IE team, in a post to a company blog Monday.
Capriotti also boasted that Microsoft's "Beauty of the Web" site had attracted nine million visitors and racked up over 26 million page views in the same period.
Microsoft released the first public beta of IE9 last Wednesday.
Full story: Computerworld