Computerworld: Microsoft has launched a release candidate for its Internet Explorer 9 (IE9) browser and says that it plans to put out a final build soon. The new browser offers faster performance, a small memory footprint, better HTML5 support and "Tracking Protection" for users who don't want their online activities to be monitored by advertisers. "With the Release Candidate, we've taken to heart over 17,000 pieces of feedback about IE9," blogged Microsoft's Dean Hachamovitch. "You will find the product has made progress on all fronts -- performance and standards, user experience, and safety and privacy."
IE9 will work on Windows 7 or Vista systems, but it does not support Windows XP.