Did CNET just call IE’s future tantalizing? Hmm. The fourth preview of the upcoming IE9 web browser is now available, and developer interest remains high. The previews to date have been downloaded 2.5 million+ times and the IE Test Drive site has had over 20 million visitors, the IEBlog says.
And as before, the applications made available for testing purposes are fun for developers and non-developers alike. For example, there’s a Hamster Dance Revolution game, the musical IE Beatz, and the Psychedelic Browsing app which shows off hardware acceleration’s capabilities.
Also in the latest preview, IE’s score on the Acid3 test improves from 83 to 95, which is also good news.
This preview is the last one before IE launches its beta, so developers and designers need to get their sites ready soon. There are some tips on doing so listed at the bottom of the page here.