Microsoft on Tuesday released the fourth platform preview of Internet Explorer 10. Just like the one before it, this latest platform preview release is not meant for Windows 7. Instead, it requires Windows 8 Developer Preview, a pre-beta build of the next version of Windows that was released a couple of months back at Microsoft’s BUILD conference. Hit the jump for more on this release, which packs a heavier HTML5 punch than its predecessors.
But the lack of Windows 7 support is baffling a lot of people, something which is more than clear from some of the comments on the blog post announcing the availability of this IE10 build. When faced with questions over this issue in the comments section, Microsoft promised the “release of an IE10 Beta and Release Candidate on Windows 7 prior to IE10’s general availability.”