Internet Explorer 10 finally comes to Windows 7

On February 26, 2013, the final version of Internet Explorer 10, the default browser of Windows 8, comes to Windows 7. It is available worldwide in 95 languages for both the 32-bit and 64-bit version of the popular desktop operation system. IE 10 was firstly released on October 26, 2012, following the latest Windows operation system, Windows 8. The preview version for Windows 7 users was launched last November.

With the release of Windows 8, many Windows 7 users tend to compare these two operation system in their performance. When it comes to security performance, Windows 8 actually works better than Windows 7 in some aspects. For example, password recovery Windows 7 is troublesome to many Windows 7 users. While, in Windows 8, users can add a picture password or a PIN code as an implement to text password so that they are less possible to forget the password. As for the browsers, IE 10 provides Windows 8 users a safer online environment, which is also a reason why many Windows 7 users upgrade to Windows 8. Now, Windows 7 users can also download IE 10 to enjoy a faster and safer Web.
“With this final release, IE 10 brings the same leading standards support, with improved performance, security, privacy, reliability that consumers enjoy on Windows 8, to Windows 7 customers,” said Rob Mauceri, group program manager for Internet Explorer in a blog post.

IE10 is regarded as the most competitive and modern browser by some IT experts. Internet Explorer 10 on Windows 7 includes a focus on battery life improvements for mobile PCs as well as improved JavaScript performance. Though it has been available on Windows 8 with the release of Windows 8 four months ago, Microsoft opted for a delayed Windows 7 schedule to ensure the release was fully ready. We can see that some Windows 7 users have waited this upgraded browser for too long a time that some criticisms have been drawn on Microsoft in the early days.

Windows 7 users will now get integrated spell checking and auto-correct within IE10, as well as improved support for web standards like the latest CSS3 improvements. Besides, if you’ve run IE9 on Windows 7, IE10 probably won’t look much different at the first glance. Windows 7 users won’t get the full screen experience that’s available in Windows 8.The Windows 8 version of IE10 moves the address bar to the bottom of each page and features a stripped-down, rakish aesthetic, the Windows 7 variant retains its predecessor’s major design cues.

IE10 has many security and privacy enhancements. By default, ad websites will be barred from collecting user information, which greatly annoyed many advertisers. AppContainer, for instance, similar to the sandboxing approach used in mobile systems, essentially segments processes so that an infected program cannot spread malicious code elsewhere easily.

It is said that IE10 will not be released for Windows Vista or Windows XP. Microsoft was the only browser maker so far to drop Vista, just as it was the first one to abandon Windows XP last year when it shipped IE9.

Now, you can download IE 10 for your Windows 7 computer from Microsoft’s official website!


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