Microsoft Reveals Plans for IE9 - General Tech  1Microsoft is revealing more details about its IE9 Platform today and the improvements you can expect to see when IE9 is finally released. The focus for this Preview is standards compliance and performance enhancements.

The software developer showed off its ability to handle HTML5 and CSS3, while touting improved performance through multi-threading and GPU accelerated HTML5 rendering. JavaScript also gets a massive boost thanks to multi-core compiling of JavaScript running parallel to the browser.

Now you’re asking yourself, when will this be ready as a real IE9 browser? If they’re sticking to HTML5 compliance, that means we’ll have to wait until the necessary parts of the standard are stable, which may mean late 2010 (see HTML5 Completion on Wikipedia). 
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