Internet Explorer 10 for Windows 7 now available to download

Internet Explorer 10

Microsoft has unleashed its Internet Explorer 10 browser for Windows 7 into the wild and potential users can now download the software from anywhere around the globe. The new member in the IE family is said to be 20% faster than its predecessor in real-world site performance and these claims come based on findings from third parties sources.

Internet Explorer 10 has already been available for the desktop version and the RT tablet variant of Microsoft’s latest platform since their launch back in October. For Windows 7, the software is bundled with the same features employed in Win8. They include improvements to performance, security, privacy and reliability, amongst others. Users will also witness quicker loading times, faster interactivity, and snappy JavaScript performance, all with reduced CPU consumption.

To back these claims, the company has put up various benchmark results. First is WebKit SunSpider version 0.9.1 to determine JavaScript execution performance, where the browser in question achieved a score of 160ms compared to Chrome 24’s 194ms and IE9’s 213ms. This is achieved through enhancements like, type-specialized JIT machine code, faster floating point operations, faster object, property access, and more to the Chakra JavaScript engine.

In addition to the aforementioned features, the browser also tags along various user-oriented attributes. Microsoft has integrated spell checking and auto-correct for rectifying typos and mistakes. The tabs bar has also been tweaked to enable quicker and more efficient closing of open pages. There’s support for 30 new modern web standards including HTML5, CSS3, DOM and more. Where privacy and security are concerned, IE10 incorporates the SmartScreen technology that’s designed to prevent malware attacks, while the Do Not Track tool enables precisely what its name suggests.

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The Internet Explorer 10 for Windows 7 download has gone live through the company’s website. Potential users will be able to acquire the software in their preferred language with over 95 options being made available. Those who have installed the Release Preview version will receive an update to the final release, while the software will be pushed to all users in the weeks to come.

Compatible versions of the platform include the following:

– 32-bit and 64-bit Windows 7 with Service Pack 1 or higher
– 64-bit Windows Server 2008 R2 with Service Pack 1