Microsoft is currently working on the next iteration of its Internet Explorer web browser, IE10, which the company aims to ship with the Windows 8 operating system that is said to be released in the fourth quarter of 2012. Internet Explorer 10 at that time will be integrated into the operating system in two different versions, a regular desktop browser and a Metro browser that is limited and minimalistic. The browser furthermore will also be available for the Windows 7 operating system.
With yesterday's release of the Windows 8 Release Preview came a refresh of the Internet Explorer 10 browser which Microsoft announced on the official Internet Explorer blog.
The biggest changes in the release are the following:
Lets take a look at some of the tech improvements / performance improvements in the web browser.
These benchmarks and tests can be used as indicators that Microsoft has improved the browser, especially when it is compared to previous versions of Internet Explorer 10. I personally would not really look to hard at the numbers, as they are not everything that counts. Internet Explorer 10 does however feel snappier than previous versions of the browser, which is probably the biggest thing that counts in the end.
Have you tried Internet Explorer 10 yet? If so, what is your impression of the browser?
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