When Windows 8 was released, along with it came Internet Explorer 10. It is the new web browser for the new operating system. It was also available to update the Internet Explorer 9 on Windows 7. Computers running in Windows 7 are not yet considered obsolete; it can still manage to run the new browser on its system. The same reason probably leads Microsoft to launch the browser for the previous system, the Windows 7. They call it the IE10 for Windows 7.
The Internet Explorer 10 has an improved performance using the web standards of HTML5. The browser also offers security protection to its users. It has been estimated that more than 700 million users of Windows 7 have been waiting for the browser. PCMag was able to get a word from two of Microsoft’s executives about the launch. Ryan Gavin – general manager for Internet Explorer and Rob Mauceri – group program manager both agreed that the Windows 7 is still an up-to-date operating system. It considered the capability of the system to support DirectX11 which is responsible for speeding up the graphics hardware acceleration. That statement is confirmed, since the IE10 is 20 percent faster to cater different types of websites. The support for HTML5 also increased 60 percent in the latest version.
Gavin of Microsoft also emphasized concerns regarding privacy. The Internet Explorer 10 is the only browser that has enabled its Do Not Track feature as a default setting. The browser also features Tracking Protection that will block the user from entering a website that is listed in the tracking protection list. There is nothing considered new once the browser starts, but features like auto-correct and spell-checker is an addition to its makeover. In connection to this, the browser will also have a new ad campaign named as “Explore Touch.” The browser will start its release to IE9 users as early as today but no exact dates for its update yet is mentioned.