Microsoft has debuted its long-awaited Internet Explorer 9 (IE9) Platform Preview.
Microsoft also detailed its support for a number of HTML5 specifications, such as CSS3, Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG), XHTML parsing and the video/audio tags using industry-standard (H.264/MPEG4 and MP3/AAC) codecs.
It should be noted that IE9 has already received ringing endorsements from a number of analysts and corporations, including graphics company Nvidia.
Indeed, in a Tuesday blog post, Nvidia spokesperson Drew Henry referred to IE9's GPU-accelerated HTML5 as a "milestone" for virtual computing.
"There is a global movement underway to enhance the visual computing experience in every type of device. Internet Explorer 9 and its GPU hardware acceleration will kick that in to overdrive. It is truly a killer app for visual computing. It is a huge proof point for the optimized PC concept."