IE10 to land on Windows 7 mid-November as preview version

By on October 17, 2012, 4:30 PM

Those still not sold on the idea of upgrading to Windows 8 will have to wait a bit before gaining access to Microsoft’s next generation web browser in Windows 7. The company has revealed that IE10 will be coming to Windows 7 next month (sorry, no support for Vista and earlier operating systems).

The iconic browser will first be released as a preview version in mid-November followed by a final release shortly after once the company has had time to process and implement any developer or user-requested changes.

Group Product Manager for Internet Explorer Rob Mauceri made the announcement via blog post earlier today. He pointed out that IE10 for Windows 7 has the same standards based platform for developers that will be found in the Windows 8 version of the browser. He highlighted the fact that the browser was built with performance and developer capabilities in mind – key traits that will also make the cut for Windows 7.

Internet Explorer 10 has been in development for some time now. It was first shown to the general public more than a year ago at the MIX web developer and designer conference. At that time, it was revealed that Microsoft was only about three weeks into the development of IE10.

The announcement has been met with mixed feelings from developers based on comments on the blog post. Many readers criticized Microsoft for not having the software finished already as they expected it to be available alongside Windows 8 on the 26th.




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1 person liked this | Guest said:

Who cares?

1 person liked this | peperonikiller peperonikiller said:

It still doesn't run standardized CSS3

Sphynx Sphynx said:

Who cares?

Apparently you do since you took the time to read the article and post a comment.

1 person liked this | psycros psycros said:

Talk about desperation. Microsoft thinks that keeping IE10 exclusive to Win8 till after Black Friday will help move either Surface or the abortion known as Windows 8? I hope Ballmer has his resume updated.

dawei1993 said:

Do people even use this pretty much antiquated browser...? I mean in some countries like South Korea, everything is optimized to IE so there is no choice, but I must say chrome and other browsers are much easier to use.

ReederOnTheRun ReederOnTheRun said:

Do people even use this pretty much antiquated browser...? I mean in some countries like South Korea, everything is optimized to IE so there is no choice, but I must say chrome and other browsers are much easier to use.

Yeah I'm more of a chrome person, but I do admit that IE has gotten much better

Guest said:

Not really skippy

ikesmasher said:

I cant switch back to IE. I just cant.

Maybe ill switch to (insert browser here) from firefox because of bugs and freezes (which have actually stopped in recent updates) but not IE. I cant.

Darth Shiv Darth Shiv said:

Well it has one up on Firefox and Chrome in one aspect at least:

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Why should you care? Well SSL and TLS 1.0 use *at best* SHA-1. It was compromised years ago. So your secure sessions are one step closer to full compromise.

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Of course there is also the BEAST exploit...

http://www.auscert.org.au/render.html?it=14870

Time to upgrade boys! Cudos to IE for being ahead of the curve in this respect.

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