The general availability of Windows 8 is getting closer and closer. Even though Microsoft is focused on this new OS, it hasn't forgotten about users who won't upgrade right away. Windows 7 users who want to get their hands on IE10 will have the option to do so: Microsoft plans to release a preview of IE10 in mid-November. Final availability of IE10 will follow as the company collects developer and customer feedback.
IE10 on Windows 7 will have the same standards based platforms as IE10 on Windows 8. This browser is said to be 8% faster than Chrome 20, making it the fastest browser on the market according to Strangeloop. IE10 also supports additional standards that Web developers have asked for.
Although Microsoft can claim to have the fastest browser, IE10 currently has a very small market share since it's only available to those who have Windows 8 installed. Since a small minority of users actually has access to this browser, we're glad to see Microsoft will expand the availability of IE10.