Skip to navigation
Latest News

IE11 preview lands on Windows 7

IE 11 Test Drive

By Nicole Kobie

Posted on 26 Jul 2013 at 10:12

Microsoft has released a preview version of Internet Explorer 11 for Windows 7, speeding up how quickly it rolls out new browsers to older OSes.

IE10 was released for Windows 7 a year after it arrived on Windows 8, but Microsoft appears to be keeping the last-gen OS up to date with the new browser.

The first preview for IE11 ran only on Windows 8.1 - those on Windows 8 appeared to have to upgrade to the update to use IE11 - but those running Windows 7 have only had to wait a few weeks for their own developer preview.

"IE11 on Windows 7 offers the same improved performance, faster page-load times, new standards support for next-generation sites, and completely revised F12 developer tools," Microsoft said.

At the IE11 launch at Build last month, corporate vice president of Internet Explorer Dean Hachamovitch said that the browser's performance wouldn't be affected even with 100 tabs open, and revealed a pre-rendering feature that should speed up page-load times.

Microsoft also touted faster JavaScript performance than other leading browsers, and said IE11 will include support for WebGL for 3D graphics.

The developer preview for IE11 on Windows 7 is available today.

Is your business a social business? For helpful info and tips visit our hub.

Subscribe to PC Pro magazine. We'll give you 3 issues for £1 plus a free gift - click here
User comments

hang on a minute...

every version they release is x much faster than the last and everyvtime it seems slower (have to use it at work unfortunetley) - much prefer Firefox, light years ahead of anything MS thinks it can still force down our throats!

By harryajh on 27 Jul 2013

Leave a comment

You need to Login or Register to comment.

(optional)

advertisement

Most Commented News Stories
Latest Blog Posts Subscribe to our RSS Feeds
Latest ReviewsSubscribe to our RSS Feeds
Latest Real World Computing

advertisement

Sponsored Links
 
SEARCH
Loading
WEB ID
SIGN UP

Your email:

Your password:

remember me

advertisement


Hitwise Top 10 Website 2010
 
 

PCPro-Computing in the Real World Printed from www.pcpro.co.uk

Register to receive our regular email newsletter at http://www.pcpro.co.uk/registration.

The newsletter contains links to our latest PC news, product reviews, features and how-to guides, plus special offers and competitions.