Microsoft will release IE 9 on March 14

Microsoft today announced it would launch Internet Explorer 9 (IE9) on Monday, March 14.

Microsoft announced the launch date on its Windows Team Blog on Wednesday. IE9 will be available for download at 9 p.m. Pacific, so for east coasters the launch date is technically March 15 at midnight.

Windows XP users will not see the IE9 RTW offer because the browser does not work on the still-dominant operating system, an omission that rivals have used to their advantage