The public beta of Microsoft Internet Explorer 9 is here. Have a look at some of the changes and new features it introduces.
Updated 'New Tab' page
IE 9's 'New Tab' page uses tiles to represent your most commonly visited sites, much as the start pages in browsers like Safari and Chrome do. Unlike the tiles in those browsers, however, the ones here don't show thumbnails of the sites; instead, they show bars representing how frequently you visit the pages. Whether you prefer thumbnails or bars is a matter of personal taste.
When you first run IE 9, it will analyse your add-ons and identify the ones that contribute most to slowing down the browser's start time. If it determines that any are causing serious launch time lag, IE will prompt you in the notification bar at the bottom of this screen. Click 'Disable Add-ons' in the notification bar, and you'll get this window.