Includes expanded support for HTML5, hardware-accelerated graphics and text, and a new JavaScript engine. IE9 introduces GPU-powered Canvas & GPU-powered

Today, Microsoft is making the first developer preview of Internet Explorer (IE) 9 at MIX2010. The developer preview is available for download now. There are lots of demo applications which are built in to test the Speed, HTML5 and Graphics Demos which you can try on the IE9 developer preview edition.

Google says that it will drop support of IE 6 for Google Docs on Mar 1. High on the priority list is Internet Explorer 6, but also included are Chrome 3, Firefox 2, and Safari 2 in the future. The phasing out support of these older browsers starts on March 1st, 2010 beginning with Google Docs and Site Editor. Later in the year, the support for Gmail and Calendar will be pulled off!