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Internet Explorer 10 Finally Available On Windows 7

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Internet Explorer 10 Finally Available On Windows 7
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After launching with Windows 8 in October of last year, Internet Explorer 10 has only been available as a release preview on Windows 7. That all changes as Microsoft pushes out the final release to all Windows 7 users starting today.

Just like Windows 8, IE10 will reportedly speed up your browsing experience on Windows 7. Microsoft says that internal benchmarks put it about 20 percent faster than IE9. To test it out for yourself, you can try out Microsoft’s Minesweeper benchmark test. It’s built entirely in HTML5 and will measure your browser’s performance.

IE10 is also a marked improvement over its predecessors by finally adding a number of HTML5 and related Web technologies to its repertoire. Developers and consumers now have access to the following features in IE10:

  • Create rich visual effects with CSS Text Shadow, CSS 3D Transforms, CSS3 Transitions and Animations, CSS3 Gradient, and SVG Filter Effects
  • More sophisticated and responsive page layouts with CSS3 for publication quality page layouts and responsive application UI (CSS3 grid, flexbox, multi-column, positioned floats, regions, and hyphenation), HTML5 Forms, input controls, and validation
  • Enhanced Web programming model for better offline applications through local storage with IndexedDB and the HTML5 Application Cache; Web Sockets, HTML5 History, Async scripts, HTML5 File APIs, HTML5 Drag-drop, HTML5 Sandboxing, Web workers, ES5 Strict mode support.
  • Beautiful and interactive Web applications with support for several new technologies like CSS3 Positioned Floats, HTML5 Drag-drop, File Reader API, Media Query Listeners, Pointer Events, and HTML5 Forms.
  • Improved Web application security with the same markup and support for HTML5 Sandbox for iframe isolation.
  • As for privacy, the Do Not Track signal will be turned on by default in IE10 for Windows 7, just as it was for Windows 8. Just don’t expect it to actually accomplish anything.

    You can grab IE10 for Windows 7 right now. If you want Microsoft to do the work for you, you’ll be upgraded to IE10 automatically in the coming weeks. Those who took part in the IE10 Release Preview will get first dibs, with everybody still on IE9 coming later.

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