IE10 for Windows 7 Now Globally Available

Posted by at 11:16 am on February 26, 2013

internet-explorer-10-logoThe final gold release of IE10 is available for Windows 7.  While Microsoft has taken their time  to get it to Windows 7 user after the launch of Windows 8, it is here and it is solid.

If you’ve been running the IE10 Release Preview, you should receive an update during the next few days. Those using IE9 will be automatically upgraded over the coming weeks. If you can’t wait, head over to windows.microsoft.com/ie and download a copy.

 

Why Upgrade

  • Microsoft state that IE10 is 20% faster than IE9 — which is speedy browser.
  • IE10 supports 60% more web standards than IE9, including CSS3 transformations, animations, gradients, web sockets, the file API, HTML5 Drag-drop, pointer events, etc*
  • A HTML5 test score of 320+6 / 500 and 100 / 100 Acid3 test result.
  • IE10 also improves hardware accelerated performance of SVG and HTML4 constructs
  • Increased privacy controls and Do Not Track enabled by default.
  • IE10’s integrated spell checking and auto-correct for common spelling mistakes

*You can read more at the IE Developer Center and the updated IE10 Guide for Developers about the full set of new Web standards supported in IE10.

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