2.3 Million Downloads of IE9 in the first 24 hours

2.3 Million Downloads of IE9 in the first 24 hours

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Internet Explorer 9 has now been downloaded 2.35 million times in the first 24 hours since its Monday night release. That is over 27 downloads every second, or over 240 downloads every 9 seconds. Wow.

We want to thank everyone around the world for downloading IE9 and the enthusiastic reception. 2.3 million downloads in 24 hours is over double the 1 million downloads we saw of the IE9 Beta and four times that of the IE9 RC over the same time period.

In case you missed it, check out the collection of videos from the SxSW launch eventZe Frank’s demo of Star.ME is one not to be missed!

You can see all of the demos and the complete launch event by clicking play below. And to download Internet Explorer 9 for yourself, visit http://www.beautyoftheweb.com.

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  • Women who you're going to be able to walk up to and make out with in 40 seconds or less should automatically take the submissive role as a woman. The Tao of Badass  taoofbadassdating.blogspot.com/.../tao-of-badass-review-nerd-finds-secret.html  That's one quality which shows you'll be able to quickly make out with her. Another quality is that she's actively looking around to make eye contact. This is crucial. A woman who is engaged with someone specifically and she's not looking away is not going to be as easy to seduce in 40 seconds or less. It's going to take much longer.

    Again, you're going to have to play a totally different kind of game when you walk up. You can't just walk up and make out with her.

  • Women who you're going to be able to walk up to and make out with in 40 seconds or less should automatically take the submissive role as a woman. The Tao of Badass That's one quality which shows you'll be able to quickly make out with her. www.thetaoofbadass-reviews.com

    Another quality is that she's actively looking around to make eye contact. This is crucial. A woman who is engaged with someone specifically and she's not looking away is not going to be as easy to seduce in 40 seconds or less. It's going to take much longer.

    Again, you're going to have to play a totally different kind of game when you walk up. You can't just walk up and make out with her.

  • tangent
    1 Posts

    We launched SaferProducts.gov roughly the same time as IE9 is out.  I am just surprised that IE9 renders it differently from IE7/IE8, Chrome and FF3/FF4.  Some elements bleed over the background color.  Any idea why IE 9 gives such an unexpected surprise?

  • Sneltje
    1 Posts

    Man I love IE9 no problems at all.

    Just have one question why did the PID change in IE9 normally within IE8 and IE7 it used the same PID as Windows. Now IE9 changes the first five digits of the PID any reason why?

  • One thing I particularly like about Firefox is the address bar.  For example, if I type, Windows Blog, it brings me straight to this site, just as I intend.  If I type that in IE9, it brings up a search dialog.  This is the case with most everything.  With Firefox, it either finds sites from my favorites (I have the same favorites in both browsers), or it is very smart about guessing what I'm looking for and taking me to that site.  This doesn't seem to exist in Internet Explorer.  

    Another thing I like is to be able to search my favorites.  This is implemented best in Opera, but it's ok in Firefox, and non-existent in IE9.  

    The new download dialog is a large distracting bar partially obscuring the page.

    Some icons/options are located on the very far top right of the screen.  For me that equals, the greatest possible distance I must travel to reach them.  Why not put them in the normal place, top left.

    Key commands and labels are confusing.  There are toolbars and explorer bars but which is which.  More simple would have been "Sidebar" and "toolbar" or Explorer bar, but Sidebar is perfectly obvious what it means.  So it took some time for me to even figure out how to get the favorites normally seen on the left side.  

    There's a convoluted command for it, Control/Shift/I.  Requires two hands.  But then, there's a star icon on the very far top right of the screen.  Hover over it and it says, Alt/C view favorites, feeds, and history.  So I click it, and my Favorites which was on the left side vanishes.  I press Alt/C and it returns, but it pops up on the right side of the screen!  I press Alt/C again and...nothing.  So I start experimenting and find that apparently, Control/I puts the bars on the right, Control Shift I puts them on the left, and Alt/C is just another command that does pretty much the same but on the right.  The only one that works predictably and consistently is the one that requires the most key presses, Control/Shift/I.  It's surprisingly messy.  For certain, the Internet Explorer I was using years ago was not messy like that.  I switched to Firefox precisely because it mimicked IE without the constant window resizing and there was no learning curve.  

    Overall, it's a fine browser, but not if you've been using Firefox or Opera.  Firefox is very simple and coherent.  Opera is fancy and a little over the top, but very nice.  Internet explorer is very nice, but confusing and makes me work harder.

  • Why keep ignoring stuff like mouse gestures, spell checker, ad-blocker and bookmark sync? I really had great hopes for IE9, I like the look and feel, but still missing the features i need. I dont want to edit the hosts file to get rid of the adds, or install 3-4 additional programs just to make IE work as a browser should out of the box. And I use 2-3 computers and a phone. Should I manually sync everything between them? Not fun. Its fast, but i dont care about that millisecond  that much. I care about the mundane, boring, regular stuff one expects from a browser.  

    I'm back to Opera/Chrome. Too bad, this was almost a great browser.

  • @Web Guy Thanks for the Bing Bar feedback, we will look into the issue you are having.

  • A340-600
    13 Posts

    @galaxyprune: Thanks for the tip!

  • Sbmmm1
    1 Posts

    Well done. I look forward to it, but before I do, is it possible to download IE9 and NOT overwrite IE8?  I need to use both for rendering purposes?

  • @Krishna Prasad Accot You can get a SpellChecker here: http://www.speckie.com/

    It is quite good!

  • But its so sad that this time also you people ignored the "Spell checker" :( But quick loading and pin websites are pretty cool... :)

  • abm
    268 Posts

    @ A340-600 , IE9 32bit is recommended for both x86 and x64 architectures due to numbe of reasons. Like IE9 64 is resouce hungry, slower & consumes more memory compared to 32bit. For instance, compare the sunspider result; 32-bit: 439.9ms +/- 9.8% & on 64-bit: 1698.7ms +/- 3.2%. Moreover, there is no support for silverlight on x64 arch. thus far.

  • Web Guy
    19 Posts

    Congrats guys!

    I

     am having a weird problem with Bing bar though - could you pass this along?

    irunathleticwear.com/bingbar.png

  • I absolutely love IE9 and have done so since the first public beta. However, I have a slight sour taste in my mouth today. For some reason, the release version has cause SharedView to crash when joining a session. I proved this out by building a VM of Win 7 x64 and installing SharedView. I connected successfully to an ongoing session. I then installed IE9 and after reboot, attempted to reconnect to that session. Instead I got the message that SharedView Console had crashed. Allowing VS 2010 to "debug" the issue shows an unhandled exception in SharedView.exe with the call stack showing mshtml.dll at the top.

    As, I said above, I've been using IE9 through beta and RC and have not had this issue before. Hope this info helps.

  • A340-600
    13 Posts

    I downloaded IE9 a few hours ago. Love it! I did had to change the Properties target 'cause after installing IE9 on Windows 7 (64-bit) SP1, but versions of IE (32-bit and 64-bit) have the 64-bit version as location targets. Why?? The same thing happened with the beta and RC.