Microsoft releases IE10 Platform Preview 1

By Emil · 17 replies
Apr 12, 2011
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  1. Less than a month after releasing Internet Explorer 9, Microsoft has unveiled the first platform preview of Internet Explorer 10 at its MIX11 conference. You can download it now directly from the Microsoft Download Center: Windows Internet Explorer Platform Preview (version 10.0.1000.16394). Until Windows 8 is released, Windows 7 32-bit or Windows 7 64-bit is required to install and use IE10.

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  2. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,690   +96

    On the MS website you linked with, says it requires Win7, so I assume, it won't work with Vista?
  3. Emil

    Emil TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 154

    I don't have a Vista system to verify this, but according to the release notes, Windows 7 is required. I've updated the article.
  4. TeamworkGuy2

    TeamworkGuy2 TS Enthusiast Posts: 191

    So, Microsoft decided to jump on the Chrome and Mozilla band wagon of releasing a new browser version every few months.
  5. "The only native experience of HTML5 on the Web today is on Windows 7 with Internet Explorer 9," ....yeah, right... ¬¬
  6. gwailo247

    gwailo247 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,010   +18

    If you try to load it on Vista it says: "Windows Internet Explorer Platform does not support any operating systems earlier than Windows 7" and the installation stops "An error has occurred during installation."
  7. nismo91

    nismo91 TS Evangelist Posts: 930   +33

    as far as i am impressed with IE9, it still crashes when i visit certain safe sites which uses certain script. so i wont bother with IE10. in addition, i am currently running vista sp2, which i don't want to upgrade at the moment.
  8. Cota

    Cota TS Enthusiast Posts: 513   +8

    im ashamed i saw the whole video :(
  9. demonlord721

    demonlord721 TS Member Posts: 23

    Who would have thought that a script designed to be optimized for my browser wouldn't work the same in other peoples browsers ><
  10. is it safe for viruses?
  11. tonylukac

    tonylukac TS Evangelist Posts: 1,374   +69

    Monkey see, monkey do.
  12. XP works just fine. Why would anyone want to dump a completely stable work horse like XP just so they could have the latest and greatest browser. XP may be old, but the darn OS works great. "If ain't broken, don't fix it". Besides, the newest versions of Firefox and others don't have the same requirements for OSes. I think MS needs to show a little gratitude and support for all the customer that have supported XP all these years.
  13. ^ I heard Windows 3.1 works great too. Come to think of it, 3.1 uses even less RAM than XP!!! PERFORMANCE FOR THE WIN!!!11! ... Oh wait...... /sarcasm
  14. pcnthuziast

    pcnthuziast TS Booster Posts: 323   +8

    I loved XP and stuck with it, completely skipping Vista. When the 7 beta came out I gave it a shot and honestly feel it was superior to XP in every way from jump.
  15. Will this work on my Commodore 64?
  16. To guest:

    Is it safe for viruses.

    Yes, viruses will be quite safe and content in IE10,
  17. I am not a technician.However I built computers back in the early 1960s. Internet Explorer was just that. It was obsolete in 1969. Instead of fixing the problem, band aids were applied.
    Most Microsoft based browsers are vulnerable for attacks.
    I use Mozilla Firefox, because the Microsoft browsers have crashed my former computers.
    My Father always said 'if it isn't broken, don't fix it'. The owner and others need to take a long look at their product. Perhaps the hole in each browser will finally be fixed.
    Could it be that each new version is a way to make more money?
  18. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,690   +96

    IE and 1969? As far as I know IE 1.0 was released in 1995. FF or Chrome or any other browser for that matter is just as susceptible; only difference is others have been much more robust at improving their offering.

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