Microsoft reports that Internet Explorer 10 is now available for Windows 7 customers in a Release Preview format. The new browser was originally launched on Windows 8 in both desktop and Modern UI formats, the latter of which takes a cleaner approach by putting Internet content first instead of toolbars, navigation, addons and other visual clutter (see below).
"IE10 on Windows 8 brings an entirely new browsing experience and set of capabilities to the Web, such as a new touch first browsing experience and full screen UI for your sites, security improvements that offer the best protection against the most common threats on the Web, improved performance, and support for the HTML5 and CSS3 standards developers need," said Rob Mauceri, Group Program Manager, Internet Explorer.
Mauceri said this new preview build for Windows 7 users offers the same performance, security, and under-the-hood changes seen with the Windows 8 version. It also automatically warns sites to "Do Not Track" by default, protecting your privacy and surfing habits.
"IE10 shines on Windows 8, and with this release preview, IE 10 brings the same powerful HTML5 engine to Windows 7 customers," he said. "We believe that meeting customer expectations by putting people first is the best way to grow online commerce and the Internet economy. Our commitment is to provide Windows customers an experience that is "private by default" in an era when so much user data is collected online."
To get your copy of Internet Explorer 10 Release Preview for Windows 7, head here.
Look for "Comparison of layout engines (HTML5)" on wikipedia.
When IE 7 came out a lot of peoples had a hard time because the menu was off screen until you press the alt key.
By all mean it's better but you need to take that into account when a good portion of your customer are not the finesse/skillful of peoples.:|
Windows 8 is not that complicate but there is people struggling with thing like clipping, hidden menu(like IE 7) etc..
Bottom line they should not make it that way by default. At least they should give the choice at the beginning, classic and new style.
I am currently creating a web service at work and I have to take into account the IE sucks and is the dullest blade in the drawer.
IE SUX LOL FIREFOX FOREVR, and is at least filled with legitimate, semi-intelligent posings of why it isn't liked. . . Even if all those gripes are "WTF EVERYTHING ISN'T HTML5"