Internet Explorer 10 delivers a 20 percent increase in real-world site performance versus IE9, Microsoft says.
Microsoft may have taken its sweet time porting Internet Explorer 10 (IE10) over to Windows 7, but it's finally finished and ready for mass consumption. IE10 is available to download worldwide in 95 languages, with Microsoft planning to auto-update Windows 7 customers to its latest browser in the coming weeks, starting today with customers running the IE10 Release Preview.
The launch of Windows 8 last week also marked the official release of Internet Explorer 10, which ships with the new OS (Windows 7 users can download a release preview, or hang tight until November for a finished build). Microsoft thinks IE10 is the best browser on the planet, and while Mozilla might disagree with such a claim, animosity doesn't run high between the two companies. Just the opposite, actually. In fact, Mozilla sent Microsoft a cake for shipping IE10.
Hardly a month goes by without Adobe plugging holes in its widely used Flash Player. On Monday, the San Jose-based software company ensured that October did not turn out to be one of those rare months by updating Flash Player across all the four platforms it is available on.
Friday saw the release of a critical out-of-band patch for Internet Explorer from Microsoft. The security update (MS12-063) addresses as many as five vulnerabilities, but none more important than the critical zero-day bug (CVE-2012-4969) that was made public by French researchers earlier this week, and one which even prompted Germany’s Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) to issue an advisory requesting German citizens to stay away from IE. The Redmond-based company has also released a security update for Adobe Flash IE 10.
Are you messing with us, Microsoft? For every controversial aspect of Windows 8 -- the Metro UI, limiting ARM users to Internet Explorer, et cetera -- you toss in something cool, like the new way the OS handles corrupt hard drives. Today's tidbit brings good news that's a win for the little guy; by default, IE10 will have the "Do Not Track" opt-out signal enabled to keep white hat marketers and web masters from tracking users across the Net.
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.
All eyes have been on Microsoft ever since its BUILD conference got underway in Anaheim, California on Tuesday. While Redmond is using the new event primarily to acquaint developers with Windows 8, it’s also giving just about everyone else a glimpse of the operating system’s future in the process. Talking about the future, there seems to be an emerging consensus around the tech world that it’s going to be pretty bleak for plugins like Flash and Silverlight.
The current HTML Working Group charter defines HTML5 as being “a platform-neutral and device-independent design.” Pretty straightforward, right? Well, try telling that to Microsoft. Earlier this week, when it launched IE10 Platform Preview 1, the world's leading software vendor claimed that Internet Explorer is the only browser that delivers a “native HTML5” experience. Microsoft's ludicrous claim didn't go unnoticed. While rivals Mozilla and Opera were quick to respond, it was the former that stood out with a parodic bug filing on its Bugzilla bug tracking system.
Have you gotten around to installing Internet Explorer 9 yet? Well, you might want to get on that before it's already obsolete. Microsoft showed off the first platform preview of Internet Explorer 10 and the MIX developer conference today. If you fancy a look at the future of the browser, the preview can be downloaded from Microsoft's Test Drive site. But the real surprise came at the end, when the curtain dropped to reveal the Windows box was running on ARM.
Technology is sort of like Father Time, in that it waits for no one. So while you're getting acquainted with Microsoft's newly released Internet Explorer 9 browser, the Redmond outfit is already paving a path to IE10, proof of which can be found hidden inside IE9. If you dig deep enough, you'll find a dialog box referencing Microsoft's next-generation browser.