March 9, 2011 at 2:41 PM ET
We've heard that the changes coming with Internet Explorer 9 will give the popular browser a fresh new look while potentially restarting the "browser wars," and we'll find out how things will play out on March 14 — the scheduled release date for Microsoft's baby.
As GeekWire reports, there is a post on the Windows Blog announcing the release date for the latest version of Internet Explorer. According to it, the final version of the browser will be available for download beginning at 9 p.m. PT March 14. (Msnbc.com is a joint venture of Microsoft and NBC Universal.)
Based on previous reports, we believe this date will also mark the launch of Bing's redesign — a makeover which will allow the search engine to maximize its use of HTML 5's "next gen" browser technology.
Rosa Golijan writes about tech here and there. She's a bit obsessed with Twitter, loves to be liked on Facebook, and will probably continue to resist using Internet Explorer — no matter how appealing IE 9 sounds.