Microsoft's new Web browser, Internet Explorer 9, was downloaded over 2 million times since its release on Monday evening, according to a blog post on the Exploring IE Blog.

The post goes on to note that the rate equates to 27 downloads every second. The adoption of its new browser bodes well for Microsoft, as Google's Chrome has effectively been digging into its market share after years of Mozilla's Firefox doing the same.

IE9 matches many of Chrome's draws, particularly speed and a minimalist user interface. The Microsoft browser also adds some of its own unique tricks: graphics hardware acceleration and the ability to pin site tabs to the Windows 7 task bar. IE9 also includes the most advanced Tracking Protection feature available, allowing users to subscribe to lists of sites known to profile them for targeted marketing.

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