As of right now, you’ll need to be a user of Microsoft’s new Windows 8 operating system to get in on the latest version of Internet Explorer, IE10, which includes compatibility enhancements, better support for HTML5/CSS3, and enhanced security. Well, according to a new blog post by the Internet Explorer development team, IE10 is on its way for Windows 7 – the first time Microsoft has referenced such a product – and that the first beta release is due out mid-November.
In the blog post, Microsoft writes:
As we approach general availability of Windows 8, we want to provide an update on IE10 for Windows 7. We will release a preview of IE10 on Windows 7 in mid-November, with final availability to follow as we collect developer and customer feedback.
IE10 on Windows 7 has the same standards based platform for developers to target as IE10 on Windows 8. We built an entirely new browser with Windows 8, with more performance and developer capabilities. IE10 brings improved real-world site performance andadditional standards support to Windows 7 that Web developers have been asking for. We look forward to getting your feedback on IE10 on Windows 7, and will provide another update when the preview is available.