Also fresh in IE9 is Tracking Protection, a new feature to protect users from third parties seeking to track their images, text, tracking beacons, cookies and scripts as they surf. Where third parties look to collect information such as the URLs you are browsing to or your IP address (without your knowledge or consent), Microsoft says that IE9 will block these channels and also block third party content based on Tracking Protection Lists (TPL) installed by users.
After almost exactly two years, Microsoft is finally ready to move to the next version of its web browser with Internet Explorer 9 progressing from public beta to its full-blown release candidate. Promising streamlined design, fewer dialogue boxes to click through and more intuitive navigation, IE9 is distinguished by the fact that it is not tied to any major iteration of the Windows operating system. In terms of system requirements IE9 demands Windows Vista 32-bit with Service Pack 2 (SP2) or higher - or Windows 7. It also requires 512 MB of memory and 70 MB of hard drive space for a successful 32-bit installation.
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