It was always obvious that IE9 was going to get new chrome. Why else publish the technical previews with a mocked-up UI? The very fact that the IE team has cleanly separated the core browser technology from the oldIE chrome indicates that they are free to change the whole look and feel of the browser if they wish. And of course, they must want to do so. Everyone loves the clean, zippy feel of Google’s Chrome. If IE9 is to halt the slow slidein ‘market share’that previous versions of the browser have experienced in recent years, it is Google they must take on, more so than any other browser. Yes, Firefox holds second place, but its growth hasstagnated. Google Chrome, on the other hand, is on a steady and solidtrajectory upwards.