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Platform Preview of Internet Explorer 10 released

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Not even a month has passed when Microsoft launched Internet Explorer 9 at South by Southwest, and now the Windows giant is ready with the Platform Preview of Internet Explorer 10. This preview will highlight some of the new features in store for the next version of the prominent web browser. Till now, there’s no announcement about the date of the launch but the Platform Preview 1 is already available for download.

Hachamovitch called the browser “next wave of progress.” The features of the new version make it a browser for the modern world in true sense. As HTML5 is rapidly gaining popularity as the next-level programming language for the Internet, so the main emphasis will be on this language.

There’s also a demo prepared by microsoft to highlight the new features of this browser. Apart from this, the demo also focuses on the more flexible layouts, gradients and even 3D transforms.

Windows optimization will enhance the web experience:
Hachamovitch believes that the team’s commitment towards Windows optimization will certainly enhance the web experience.He said in a statement, “We built IE9 from the ground up for HTML5 and for Windows to deliver the most native HTML5 experience and the best Web experience on Windows.” Adding further, he said “IE10 continues on IE9′s path, directly using what Windows provides and avoiding abstractions, layers and libraries that slow down your site and your experience.”

However, Firefox chief Mike Belztner didn’t agree with this view. Presenting his view and countering the claim of Hachamovitch, Belztner told PC Magazine, “Mozilla has always believed that the full, modern, open Web should be accessible by as many people as possible, which is why we have continued to invest in cross platform development.” He further added, “If a platform is capable of supporting the technology used by tomorrow’s Web pages, then it’s worth our time to support it.”

More evolutionary than a revolutionary step:
The latest version of Internet Explorer seems more evolutionary than revolutionary as very limited benefits are offered to the general users however; it may certainly prove good for the consumers in the long run with the revitalization of the market.

Not even a week has passed when Mozilla launched Firefox 4 and now it’s again ready with the June 21 release of Firefox 5. Google’s Chrome 10 was launched in February and Chrome 11 is already in beta phase.


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  • Posted On May 12, 2011
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