If you've long since switched to Chrome or Firefox and have been flirting with the idea of giving Microsoft's Internet Explorer browser another glimpse, now is a good time to do so. Microsoft released the preview version of IE10 to Windows 7 today, keeping with the mid-November time frame the Redmond software maker announced a month ago in an MSDN blog post.
"IE10 on Windows 7 has the same standards based platform for developers to target as IE10 on Windows 8," said Rob Mauceri, Group Program Manger for Internet Explorer. "We built an entirely new browser with Windows 8, with more performance and developer capabilities. IE10 brings improved real-world site performance and additional standards support to Windows 7 that Web developers have been asking for. We look forward to getting your feedback on IE10 on Windows 7."
IE10 on Windows 7 is noticeably faster than the previous version of IE. It boast improved HTML5 support, touch optimizations, and a Do Not Track feature that's turned on by default. Visually, there's isn't much different.
Microsoft still hasn't announced when the final version of IE10 will ship to Windows 7.