Internet Explorer 10 For Windows 7 Preview
October 18, 2012

Microsoft To Release Preview Version Of IE10 For Windows 7 In Mid-November

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online

Microsoft will release a preview version of Internet Explorer 10 for Windows 7 in mid-November, the company announced on Wednesday.

Microsoft did not disclose a public timeline for the release of the final version, saying only that general availability would depend on "developer and customer feedback."

The mid-November IE10 preview for Windows 7 will come three weeks after the planned October 26 launch of Windows 8, which comes with IE 10.

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,” wrote Rob Mauceri, Microsoft´s Group Program Manager for Internet Explorer, in a blog posting.

“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, and will provide another update when the preview is available.”

“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.”

It is not clear why Microsoft has chosen to ship a preview version of IE10 rather than final code. The initial reaction of commenters to Mauceri´s blog posting indicates serious disappointment that the final version of IE10 for Windows 7 is not yet available.

“A preview, really? 100k people and you can't develop anything in time,” wrote one commenter.

“It's been over a year since the last Preview for Windows 7. It's unfathomable that it's taken so long,” wrote another.