Wow. I actually like Internet Explorer 9. It’s still in beta, but it feels finished. Mind you, I don’t think I’ll give up Google’s Chrome or Mozilla’s Firefox anytime soon, but IE9 is worlds apart from the earlier versions of Internet Explorer, which I found effectively unusable (way too slow and ridiculously, even comically obtrusive).
What’s to like? Well, it’s pretty. It’s fast. It’s got way less bloat and clutter than the horrible IE8. In a word, it’s now a lot more like Chrome and Firefox. It’s almost as if Microsoft were listening to customers’ complaints.
And speaking of beta versions of browsers, the beta version of Firefox 4.0 is available, too. Maybe I’ll take that for a test drive as well.