Get the First Preview Build of IE10 Today!

Mike Halsey MVP
Apr 12, 2011
Updated • Dec 9, 2012
Internet Explorer

Nope, this isn't a belated April fool, with Microsoft's Internet Explorer browser only just out of the door and not even delivered to many users yet through Windows Update, the first platform preview of their next version, IE10 is already available to grab at the Microsoft IE Test Drive website.

The first demonstration of the new browser, which adds support for CSS Gradients, CSS3 Flexible Box Layout and more, was seen at the company's MIX conference only today, running in an ARM processor.

The news, which was broken by Engadget, seems to back up my own speculation that the next version of Windows will run happily, though probably a bit slowly, on a 1GHz processor.

It's exciting news for the tech community as nobody was really expecting any live demos of Windows 8 until the autumn, and certainly not news already about the next version of Internet Explorer.


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  1. Swapnil said on April 13, 2011 at 4:43 pm

    Shame on Microsoft, Windows Vista support dropped for IE 10.

  2. Paul(us) said on April 12, 2011 at 10:27 pm

    Jee, I just installed last week main IE-9-64 and its getting that old feeling already.
    Not that i am using it much and probably IE-10 is going the same way.

  3. ilev said on April 12, 2011 at 8:08 pm

    If there won’t be a direct upgrade from XP to Windows 8 for Enterprise & home users, Windows 8 will fail and won’t grab market share, just like Windows 7 .

    1. Paymun said on April 12, 2011 at 11:23 pm

      “Even though this is clearly reason for Windows fans to celebrate, it’s worth noting that the US isn’t the first country to cross this line by far: Canada, the UK, Australia, France, Germany, and actually much of the EU can already claim that Windows 7 is the most popular OS in their country. Notably absent from the list are Asian, African, and Mid-east nations. Looks like there’s a lot of upgrading left to do.”

    2. Paymun said on April 12, 2011 at 11:22 pm

      What are you talking about? Windows 7 is already on its path the the most used operating system in the world. Its already overtaken windows xp in US.
      Take a look for yourself.

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