Microsoft Previews Internet Explorer 10


It’s just less than a month when Microsoft had launched much hyped Internet explorer 9.0 – after prolonged beta test for months – the first platform preview of Internet explorer 10 is already out. Earlier today, at Mix11 developer conference in Las Vegas, technology titan has triggered the extended browser battle with the launch of Internet Explorer 10.

The preview, which is now available for download, is not getting considered as a whole new architecture, but rather an enhancement process of IE 9.0 where company was focused on HTML 5, hardware acceleration and CSS3.

“IE10 builds on full hardware acceleration and continues our focus on site-ready Web-standards,” IE corporate vice president Dean Hachamovitch said in an announcement. “This combination enables developers to deliver the best performance for their customers on Windows while using the same, Web-standard markup across browsers.”

Mr. dean said that tough its only three weeks when company started developing IE 10 but it’s already comfortable showing off what it has built so far. At the Mix11 conference, he took the daunting task of comparing some of its capabilities against Google’s Chrome browser and revealed that IE10 will include additional support for CSS3, including Gradients and the Flexible Box layout. He also mentioned that additional IE10 previews will be rolling out every eight to twelve weeks.

Earlier on March 14 this year, Microsoft finally released the IE9 after whopping 40 million downloads during its beta version. Though it got significant attraction and attention from users and was downloaded 27 times per second, it was still sort compare to download figures of Mozilla’s Firefox which was downloaded more than 80 times per second during its first day of availability. Google Chrome is already leading the browser market as Top gainer of 2010.

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