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Microsoft announced the availability of the IE10 Platform Preview for download today. The company calls it the “first step in delivering the next wave of progress in native HTML5 support.”

“We built IE9 from the ground up for HTML5 and for Windows to deliver the most native HTML5 experience and the best Web experience on Windows,” says IE Corporate VP Dean Hachamovitch. “IE10 continues on IE9′s path, directly using what Windows provides and avoiding abstractions, layers, and libraries that slow down your site and your experience.”

“We’re about three weeks into development of IE10, and based on the progress we’ve made, we want to start engaging the development community now,” he said. “At the MIX conference today, we showed the new browsing engine along with several new browser test drives that anyone on the Web can try out.”

The test drives can be viewed here. New HTML5 demos include: strict mode, tweet columns, Griddle, CSS3 Flexbox Flexin’ and The Grid System.

Internet Explorer 9′s adoption rate has been five times higher than that of IE8′s according to the Microsoft.

The browser is facing rampant competition these days. Firefox 4 is doing pretty well (currently with nearly 80 million downloads) and Chrome’s market share continues to grow. Mozilla and Google have both boosted their release process to launch more versions at a faster pace.

The IE10 Platform Preview can be downloaded here.

IE10 Platform Preview Download Announced
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  • http://www.dot-design.co.uk/ Logo

    Those who give this preview/beta a 1 because it doesn’t work on almost 10 year old operating systems have serious issues to resolve.
    XP is dead. You’re beating a dead horse.
    And anyone running 2003 R2 should not test beta browsers on it anyway. It’s a server OS ffs – and if you’re using it as a workstation OS today you need professional help.

    That said .. Best browser from Microsoft ever. Importing adblock definitions work flawlessly if you want to do that. The HTML5 works as promised and it’s a fast browser with a lot of stuff in it that people requested.
    It’s actually usable (even though I’m sticking with Firefox because of the extentions).

  • http://www.dot-design.co.uk/ Logo

    This is a great version, have had no problems at all. For those of you who complain about it not working on old versions of window, get a life. How long to you actually believe Microsoft will support something that old. You all were told that support for such older OS’s would stop and it has for the most part. Update and stop complaining.

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    There are so much competetion for Internet Explorer 10 but this new version will be in the first position with its great features and fast browsing.

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