March 14, 2011 at 10:42 AM ET
Microsoft's Internet Explorer 9 will be released later today and the company's throwing a party at SXSW — a film, music, and multimedia festival taking place in Austin, Texas — to mark the occasion.
The latest version of Microsoft's browser will be available for download beginning at 9 p.m. PT today and based on prior reports, it might just rekindle the good ol' browser wars. (Msnbc.com is a joint venture of Microsoft and NBC Universal.)
There will be plenty of appearance tweaks to create a cleaner looking browser, a focus on security and privacy tools, and support for HTML5.
These features should be covered during the Internet Explorer 9 launch party taking place during SXSW later tonight and if you'd like, you can watch a livestream of the event by following this link. The festivities start at 5:30 PM PT/ 8:30 PM ET