Internet Explorer 10 is now available on both Windows 8 and Windows 7, but the latter has only received a preview version of the browser.
Still, Microsoft claims that both builds are capable of providing a “stellar” web browsing experience, as they comprise the latest technologies available on the market.
“Whether you are using a new Windows 8 device, a Windows Phone 8 or you are one of our Windows 7 customers, you have a lot of great online experiences to look forward to using IE10. It’s fast, fluid, perfect for touch and it makes your favorite web sites just shine. And with IE, it’s easy to just pin your favorite sites right next to your favorite apps for one-click access,” Steve Lake of Microsoft said.
Internet Explorer 10 for Windows 7, however, isn’t quite the fastest browser available on this platform, as plenty of users have reported several bugs that actually lead to a very sluggish performance.
For example, most reports claim that IE10 is slower than all the other browsers on the market, such as Firefox, Chrome and even Internet Explorer 9.
Others have complained that, once installed and launched on a Windows 7 machine, IE10 completely breaks down the Aero interface, with no workaround available for the time being.
Still in preview form, IE10 for Windows 7 is expected to be released as a final product later this year or in early 2013, as Microsoft is currently working on the reported issues.
Another controversial feature available in Internet Explorer 10 is the “Do Not Track” option that comes enabled by default on both Windows 8 and Windows 7.
Microsoft claims that users have actually requested the factory-enabled DNT, while advertisers and organizations across the world criticize the software company for blocking their efforts to deliver better ads.
A step-by-step tutorial on how to enable or disable “Do Not Track” in Internet Explorer 10 is available here.