9 things you need to know about Windows Internet Explorer 9. Image Microsoft

The arrival of Windows Internet Explorer 9 is arguably the most dramatic upgrade in the browser's illustruous 16-year history. Internet Explorer was first launched alongside Windows 95 back in 1995; read more about the history in our through the ages feature.

With its clean - minimalist look, Download Manager, souped-up privacy features and Windows 7 leanings - will the latest version of Internet Explorer change the way you browse the web?

Step this way to see how Internet Explorer 9 is making browsing the web easier, as we present 9 reasons why the new browser rocks.

Internet Explorer 9: Things you need to know

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