Microsoft Releases IE10 Preview Build

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News Posted: Thu, Apr 14 2011 11:06 PM
Didn't Microsoft just unveil Internet Explorer 9 a few months ago? Sure feels like it, but it's never to soon to start thinking about what's next, right? Right! At MIX 11 this week in Las Vegas, Microsoft revealed a preview build of IE10, despite the fact that IE9 just left beta months ago. What's new with Internet Explorer 10? Well, for one, it won't run on Vista, so it's clear that Microsoft is intent with moving beyond an OS that many felt was underwhelming.


The company's offering the preview build of IE10 for download right now on their "Test Drive" site, with the browser providing support for CSS Gradients and CSS3 Flexible Box Layout. Give it a download if you haven't, and let us know how you think it differs or improves upon the IE9 experience.

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omegadraco replied on Fri, Apr 15 2011 10:46 AM

That was fast.. I'll give it a shot on my test Virtual Machine.

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rapid1 replied on Fri, Apr 15 2011 4:52 PM

Yeah I was kind of surprised by this one. They just dropped RC for IE9 like last week. I guess it is good to see them working hard. I don't use IE, but I download it and check it out. IE9 is actually decent, but it does still need some refinement. The thing about Microsoft that confuses me is they don't ever seem to just look at the obvious until well after the picture has passed. I can tell you right now what a user wants in a web browser. I am sure most of you could to right off the top of your head, some browsers have some of it one does not. They just seem to miss the obvious most times on some things easily. 5 years ago they could have looked at Firefox, and taken some real big hints, but they just release it in 2011?

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3vi1 replied on Fri, Apr 15 2011 7:55 PM

>> Well, for one, it won't run on Vista

That was probably the main design prerequisite. Is there any technical reason this wouldn't run on Vista, or is this a thinly veiled ploy to force organizations to update to Win7 (after they add non-IE9 extensions to the browser)?

What part of "Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn" don't you understand?

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3vi1 replied on Fri, Apr 15 2011 8:13 PM

>> "That's the difference between full and partial video acceleration"

That's also the difference between cherry-picked demos against the worst resulting competitor... runs at over 35fps on my Linux system under FF4... even though I'm obviously not using DX11 and am crunching Seti@Home data in the background.

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