The toolkit cannot prevent users from manually downloading IE9, however.
IE9 is Microsoft's latest attempt to entice expatriates to return. According to Web analytics company Net Applications, IE's usage share is down by nearly a third since November 2007; last month IE accounted for 56% of all browsers, a historic low.
Users can obtain the IE9 release candidate from Microsoft's Web site. The 32-bit version weighs in at just over 19MB, while the 64-bit version is a 37MB download.
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