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Microsoft: over 2 million IE9 beta downloads

Last week Microsoft unveiled their Internet Explorer 9 beta to the world, showing off the tremendous power behind the totally revamped web browser. Loaded with features and improvements, Internet Explorer 9 showed that Microsoft still knows how to come out on top, and put on a good show on while doing it too.

Today, Microsoft announced in a press release, that they had over two million downloads of Internet Explorer 9, in just two days. Not only did Internet Explorer 9 surpass its predecessor, which had 1.3 million downloads over the course of a five-day period, but it even beat the Firefox 4 beta downloads, which managed to achieve just over 100,000 in a single day. However, Internet Explorer 9 did not beat spreadfirefox day, a special event held by Mozilla back in 2008 when they launched Firefox 3, managing to have over 8 million downloads in a single day, earning the a place in the Guinness World Records.

Furthermore, Microsoft mentioned that they had over 9 million visits and 26 million pages views on the Beauty of the Web website since it's launch last Wednesday.

Don't forget to checkout our very own benchmark of Internet Explorer 9 beta against Chrome, Safari, Opera and Firefox.

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