03/14/2011 11:54 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Internet Explorer 9 Release Coming Soon: See What's New

Microsoft's new Internet Explorer 9 will be available for download Monday, March 14 starting at 9PM PT.

The revamped browser, which received a major makeover, has been available in beta for several months and offers new features such as the ability to "pin" favorite pages to the Windows 7 Taskbar. Microsoft also claims that IE9 is much faster than the previous version of the browser.

The launch of Internet Explorer 9 has been called the "most ambitious browser release Microsoft has ever undertaken,": not only has Microsoft significantly streamlined its browser, but the latest version is landing in an increasingly-competitive environment in which other browsers, like Firefox and Chrome, which have snapped up share from Microsoft.

Will Internet Explorer 9 be a competitive product? Take a look at screenshots of Internet Explorer 9 below, then see what critics said about IE9 beta here.