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Microsoft Releases Internet Explorer 10 Preview

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A perfect 10, I'd say.

While the Internet Explorer user base is just switching to IE9, Microsoft today unveiled the first platform preview of Internet Explorer 10 at MIX11. In his keynote, Dean Hachamovitch, corporate vice president of Internet Explorer, outlined how IE10 builds on the native HTML5 support delivered in IE9.

“The only native experience of HTML5 on the Web today is on Windows 7 with Internet Explorer 9,” Hachamovitch said. “With Internet Explorer 9, websites can take advantage of the power of modern hardware and a modern operating system and deliver experiences that were not possible a year ago. Internet Explorer 10 will push the boundaries of what developers can do on the Web even further.”

The first platform preview of Internet Explorer 10 includes support for additional standards, such as CSS3 Gradients on background images and CSS3 Flexible Box Layout.

Developers can download the Internet Explorer 10 Platform Preview and provide direct feedback through new code refreshes approximately every 12 weeks.

Microsoft IE10 Preview

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    DarthPiggie , April 13, 2011 1:18 PM
    Already?!!
    It still won't pull from chrome though...
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    joytech22 , April 13, 2011 1:28 PM
    What already?

    That's not cool MS.. not cool..
    Okay maybe a little curious.

    If it's any faster than IE9 I'll soil myself, IE9 performs on average close to that of Chrome and FF while out performing both at page load times.
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    nisallik , April 13, 2011 1:32 PM
    DarthPiggieAlready?!!It still won't pull from chrome though...


    What do you mean "Already?!!!"

    Isn't FireFox releasing FireFox 5 next month? ;p
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    nisallik , April 13, 2011 1:34 PM
    Err... Exchange the first FireFox with Mozilla.
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    meat81 , April 13, 2011 1:39 PM
    joytech22What already?That's not cool MS.. not cool..Okay maybe a little curious.If it's any faster than IE9 I'll soil myself, IE9 performs on average close to that of Chrome and FF while out performing both at page load times.


    not cool? why not, these are free products
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    Netherscourge , April 13, 2011 1:56 PM
    Seems like everyone is following Apple down the "release a new version of the same product every year and add 1 or 2 new features to try and sell it to the zombie masses who won't even use half of the original features in the previous version to begin with" philosophy.

    Works for Apple, though. So I guess that's the way to go...?

    /sigh

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    Anonymous , April 13, 2011 2:07 PM
    So it should be!

    Microsoft needs to pick the pace up and is showing us it is!
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    footsoldier , April 13, 2011 2:14 PM
    NetherscourgeSeems like everyone is following Apple down the "release a new version of the same product every year and add 1 or 2 new features to try and sell it to the zombie masses who won't even use half of the original features in the previous version to begin with" philosophy.Works for Apple, though. So I guess that's the way to go...?/sigh


    It's free, why not? i think frequent update is good, rather than updating it once a year
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    jerrspud , April 13, 2011 2:44 PM
    yeah!! I can waste my time with tweets that aren't cut off and 500 fish. Tom's and my email will still work right?
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    damasvara , April 13, 2011 3:10 PM
    Honestly, I'm more interested on the girl with that "e" shirt than the browser itself... :lol: 
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    SteelCity1981 , April 13, 2011 3:18 PM
    So are we acutally going to see anual cycle releases of IE now instead of MS just coming out with a new IE whenever they feel like it, which is why they were soo far behind FF, Chrome, Opera. If that's the case then I guess MS is actally starting to truly give a damn about their browser now. Saying MS give a damn, Browser in the same sentence just feels odd. lol
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    warezme , April 13, 2011 3:28 PM
    aw man, who hooched up the firefox babe with an "e" on her breastesess? That's just wrong.
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    malphas , April 13, 2011 3:30 PM
    Fuck me, I didn't expect that from MS. Obviously a positive thing that they're getting into a faster release cycle, although I do think Google are taking the piss with their version numbers for Chrome.
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    malphas , April 13, 2011 3:33 PM
    warezmeaw man, who hooched up the firefox babe with an "e" on her breastesess? That's just wrong.

    Was never a "Firefox babe" though, someone just took a glamour model shot and stuck the Firefox logo on it, same as someone's done with the IE one here. Am I the only way that's finding it tedious to see that picture tacked onto every article that involves a web browser though? Not all of us are single nerds that drool at the sight of a reasonably attractive woman.
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    warezme , April 13, 2011 3:37 PM
    reasonably attractive woman??? get out much?
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    gsacks , April 13, 2011 3:59 PM
    OK, here the deal with the browser girl. Love the picture, but really, she's not all that. She's a skinny, 'top heavy' girl with a lot of makeup on an bleached hair. She's in a very seductive pose with her tatas pushed forward. But if you zoom in on the photo here face looks like it has cake icing on it. It looks great as a thumbnail though. Still, nobody reading this site would throw her out of bed - at least not on purpose.
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    malphas , April 13, 2011 4:04 PM
    Exactly, gsacks. Still would though, of course.
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    retrig , April 13, 2011 4:07 PM
    warezmereasonably attractive woman??? get out much?

    I do. And yeah, "reasonably" is being generous, perhaps. She's not that hot at all. Far more attractive women everywhere you look.

    edit: typo
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    waethorn , April 13, 2011 4:13 PM
    This is a whole new Microsoft geared towards cloud services now. IE is part of that platform goal, so it makes sense that they accelerate its development. I can imagine that MIX will include an announcement for a beta for the next set of Expression tools from them, and I'm looking forward to it because Expression Web is one of the best web editors IMO. Also, WebMatrix is just plain awesome, but I don't expect much of it to be updated during MIX because, well, it's free, and the web app dev tools (Visual Web Developer Express, which WebMatrix's editor is based on) don't get updated at the same time as the HTML tools. The pure HTML stuff is updated to the bleeding edge because HTML5 is evolving as you read this. VWD lags behind somewhat because server-side markup (ASP.Net) is updated on a slower schedule to coincide with IIS releases, which rarely happen outside of OS releases. The SharePoint Designer stuff is even further behind, but corporations don't mind one bit.

    BTW: Does anybody notice how small some of the new applications are that are coming out of MS? I'm noticing this of IE9, WebMatrix (which includes a version of IIS), MSE, etc.

    Also, when is this form going to get fixed for IE9??
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    Hupiscratch , April 13, 2011 4:56 PM
    They used this strategy when the browser war was IE x Netscape, update after update. Let´s see how this will succeed in this war.
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