According to InfoWorld Steven Sinofsky, Microsoft's president of Windows and Windows Live, acknowledge Microsoft had some catching up to do. "We know we have a lot of work to do in some areas of performance," Sinofsky said today at the PDC (Professional Developers Conference).
"We're getting very close to the other browsers," said Sinofsky.
Internet Explorer's Acid3 score has also improved. "We need to do a better job on Acid3," Sinofsky admitted. "We have made some improvements in IE9, which now scores 32 out of 100." IE8, he said, scored 24 out of a possible 100.
Current builds of Chrome, Safari and Opera all score 100, while Firefox 3.6, which is still in beta, makes it to 92 out of 100.
No word yet on a release date.