Microsoft has just released the stable version of Internet Explorer 11 for Windows 7, thus giving consumers of the world’s number one operating system the chance to use the default Windows 8.1 browser too.
Internet Explorer 11 for Windows 7 is now available for download in 95 languages, the company said, with users who have already installed the IE11 Developer and Release previews to be the first to get the stable build via Windows update.
“With this final release, IE11 brings the same leading standards support--with improved performance, security, privacy, and reliability that consumers enjoy on Windows 8.1—to Windows 7 customers,” the company said.
Microsoft explains that Internet Explorer 11 is 30 percent faster than the other browsers on the market, as several tests performed on the web confirmed the dramatic speed boost that its new version brings.
“On Windows 7, IE11 is 9% faster than IE10, which is nearly 30% faster than the nearest competitive browser,” it says.
“The opportunities continue for HTML5 to make both websites and applications better. Those opportunities are exciting for everyone on the Web. Like IE11 on Windows 8.1, this release brings high performance HTML5 development to Windows 7.”
Last but not least, Microsoft claims that web applications are loaded faster in Internet Explorer, regardless of whether you are running Windows 8.1 or Windows 7. Common activities are also performed faster, while form editing controls improvements to preserve formatting make copy-pasting from Office quicker.
The new release will be soon delivered via Windows Update to all computers, but you can download Internet Explorer 11 for Windows 7 right now manually.