“The initial reaction has been pretty overwhelming, and we are very humbled by the response our customers have had. In first two days, over 2 million people worldwide downloaded IE9 Beta” wrote Microsoft’s Roger Capriotti.
This compares with only 1.3 million downloads of IE8 Beta in 5 days back in August 2008.
Microsoft is very pleased with the response so far. “We are encouraged about the very early response to the IE9 release this past week, namely because it signals that the emphasis on making websites shine through Windows is resonating.”
Microsoft is yet to announce a release day for the final version of Internet Explorer 9.