Today Microsoft announced that Internet Explorer 9 RTM has been downloaded more than 2.35 million times in the first 24 hours. The current record holder still belongs to Mozilla, which had over 8 million downloads in a 24-hour period.
The Windows Team posted a message on their blog thanking all those who downloaded Internet Explorer 9. Compared to the beta and RC release, IE9 RTM had double the amount of downloads as the beta, and four-times that number of the RC release.
The latest HTML5-compliant browser from Microsoft brings a number of speed improvements over previous versions of IE, including a refreshed UI. Internet Explorer 9 comes with a number of improvements and new features, including pinned websites that integrate with the Windows 7 taskbar, jumplist support, a new tab layout page, a redesigned notification system to alert users of downloads and add-ons, a SmartScreen filter, tracking protection and a ton more features.
In the early betas, Microsoft demonstrated some of the new components of IE9, including a tab tear-off Windows Aero-style snap feature. The ability to compare two websites side-by-side makes it easy to compare products on the web with IE9.