The latest version of Explorer, now available in public beta, is the company's attempt to get back into the web browser race and its success will determine if users look to Microsoft or elsewhere for their window to the web. Peek in on the beta launch event and the new features in this slideshow.
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Around 200 people, minus the legion of Microsoft PR and product managers, attended the IE9 launch. A few had the temerity to bring MacBook Pros, with their glowing Apple logos. There was even someone using an iPad to do his reporting.
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