Internet Explorer 9 RC Downloaded 2 Million Times

Software giant Microsoft has announced that the release candidate for the upcoming Internet Explorer 9 web browser has been downloaded more than 2 million times since its launch a few days ago.

The company said in a blog post that beta users of the web browser who have not updated to the release candidate will receive an update via Windows Update by the end of this month.

“Early testers are already experiencing the beauty of the web across their favorite websites - and enjoying one-click access to a site-centric browsing experience by pinning their sites directly to their Windows 7 taskbar,” Roger Capriotti, Director of Internet Explorer Product Marketing, wrote on the blog.

The new version of the software includes around 2000 changes from the last beta, including two new security and privacy features in activeX filtering and tracking protection as well as performance and UI enhancements.

Not everyone has been experiencing the beauty of microsoft's newest web browser, with Mozilla 'tech evangelist' Paul Rouget claiming that IE9 was 'not a modern browser' and that the 'so-called new web technologies', were two years late in coming.