The first download numbers for IE9 are in, and according to the Exploring IE blog, over 2 million people worldwide downloaded the IE9 beta. The blog post compares that with the launch of IE8, where it took 5 days to get to 1.3 million downloads, so a nice start for IE9.
Just for fun we pulled all the visits by browser into an Excel chart (data from Google Analytics, with a total of 26k visits from Sept 15-20), and as you can see, 1 in 4 of you visited LiveSide on IE9 in that short period, the most of any browser!
By the way, while you’re here in IE9, give our Pinned Sites a try: just drag the LiveSide favicon to your Taskbar, and check out our Pinned Site and our Jump List!
Still working a bit on the favicons (and btw did you know that you can clear the IE cookies for a single domain using the Developer Tools (F12)?):
(Not new to IE9 Developer Tools but very useful when playing around with Favicon.ico versions!)