Internet Explorer 10 is now available on Windows 7 platforms as well, so Microsoft can freely continue its marketing efforts for its very own in-house browser.
It’s no secret that all Redmondians find Internet Explorer 10 the fastest, the most stable and the easiest to use browser on the market, but Dean Hachamovitch, Microsoft corporate vice president for Internet Explorer, admits that it could take a while before this browser version takes the lion’s share on Windows 7 platforms.
In an interview with eWEEK, Hachamovitch said that Internet Explorer 10 is clearly the best option for Windows 8 users, as it has exactly the right features people are looking for in a Windows 8 browser.
And now, Windows 7 can enjoy this “stellar” experience on Windows 7 too, he said.
“The latest numbers from Net Applications show IE as holding more than 54 percent of global market share, and that has been fueled heavily by growth of IE on Windows 7. Not only does IE10 shine on Windows 8, it brings the same powerful HTML5 engine to Windows 7 customers, so we expect it to do very well,” the Microsoft executive was quoted as saying.
Users have already found bugs in the recently-released Internet Explorer 10 for Windows 7 Preview and most of them claim that Microsoft’s new browser is actually slower than IE 9. Here is what one of our readers told us:
“It does seem a little slower compared to IE9 at first but I cleared the cache of the browser to start loading sites from scratch. One thing that is driving me insane: Bookmarks/Favourites need to have the mousescroll working to find bookmarks as in Firefox.”
Of course, if you’re looking to download and install IE 10 for Windows 7 Preview, you can get it from Softpedia by clicking on this link.