A new version of Internet Explorer is almost ready–IE9. You can download the IE 9 Release Candidate (RC) for free. The RC is “feature complete”, which means they might change things, and they’ll definitely fix some bugs, but they won’t be adding or removing any features.
Here’s a video overview I recorded showing the various improvements and comparing it to my current favorite browser, Google Chrome.
Be sure to watch the video in HD, full screen.