The IE9 Platform Preview 3 is available via the IE Test Drive site! The developer preview was released at MIX 2010 earlier.
The Internet Explorer 9 Platform Preview 3 will give you a glimpse of what’s coming in Internet Explorer 9, the next version of the world’s most popular Web browser. A word of caution that this Preview is meant for developers and doesn’t include all the “user” features. The PP3 installs side by side with IE8.
IE9 is where same mark-up and performance meet hardware acceleration to shatter the glass ceiling on the Web – creating endless possibilities of rich, powerful Web applications. Let’s take a sneak peek into what’s so cool about IE9 PP3:
- IE9 introduces GPU-powered Canvas & GPU-powered <audio> and <video>and moves the browser from running on a crowded, single CPU to the fast, spacious GPU. Microsoft’s partnership with NVIDIA and AMD/ATI enables a solid understanding of GPU-CPU compatibility.
- Increasing the support for standards is just part of the equation for creating the next version of the world’s most popular browser. Additionally, they have added new tools for developers to enable them create rich, standards-compliant, interoperable Web applications while making it easy for them to test and debug their web sites.
Test Drive the Internet Explorer (IE) 9 Platform Preview 3 here
Thanks Abhishek for this information!