If you haven't seen it yet: http://www.zdnet.com/blog/microsoft/is-this-microsofts-new-internet-explorer-9-interface/7213
Assuming it's not a fake or a mockup that doesn't reflect the real UI, what do you all think?
I like the simplifying of the "chrome" (pun intended), though I hope the links bar and one click access to the feeds list is still in there somewhere (IE8 is my RSS feed reader). I like the combination search/address bar, but it doesn't seem like putting tabs next to it will leave enough room for more than a few tabs.
I wasn't too jazzed about the clipped back button. At first I thought it might be a sign of a bad Photoshop job. Or maybe it was like text in the Metro UI style (though what would it signify?). But the more I look at the screenshot the more I think that it, along with the white edge along the top of the page really makes the content pop out against the glass background, so maybe that is the intent.