A seemingly legitimate study that showed Internet Explorer users as having starkly low IQs has turned out to be an elaborate hoax.
It looks like Microsoft's latest browser isn't doing much for the browser wars.
Firefox 4 is stomping on Internet Explorer 9, having tallied over five million downloads in its first 24 hours of release.
Microsoft is likely to top the list of the most improved companies for 2011. Indeed, 2009 ended a decade of disappointing personal technology products from Redmond - particularly Windows Vista - which left many of us wondering if MS could do anything right.
Internet Explorer remains the dominant Web browser because it comes as the default choice for every PC, but those who actually choose what browser they want rarely go for IE. Microsoft's latest offering may change that mindset.
The next generation version of Microsoft's venerable Internet browser will be available for users to try out on September 15, but those people still clinging to Windows XP will be shut out of the latest software.
Microsoft has released the final preview version of the new Internet Explorer software before it officially goes into beta phase and becomes one step closer to a final reality.
A Microsoft spokesperson has weighed in on the latest Apple-Adobe spat by dubbing HTML5 the "future" of the web.
Microsoft has debuted its long-awaited Internet Explorer 9 (IE9) Platform Preview.