IE 10 for Windows 7 released

By Kip Kniskern | Posted February 26, 2013 6 comments

ie-10-logoSome four months after the release of Windows 8 and its browser, IE 10, Microsoft today has made IE 10 for Windows 7 available for download.  In two blog posts, one on the IE blog and another on the Windows blog, Microsoft touts !E 10’s 20% increase in “real-world site performance” over IE9, and a 60% increase in supported modern web standards.

IE 10 has also significantly improved security and privacy, and includes the Do Not Track setting on by default.  Do Not Track capabilities, which increase privacy and security but make it harder for web advertisers to gather information about consumers and potential consumers, has been somewhat controversial for IE, but is now being adopted more widely.  An upcoming patch to Firefox will include similar on by default cookie privacy settings.

IE 10 brings significant advances in web standards over its predecessor IE 9, adding 30 not standards, some of which the IE Blog post lists:

  • Create rich visual effects with CSS Text Shadow, CSS 3D Transforms, CSS3 Transitions and Animations, CSS3 Gradient, and SVG Filter Effects
  • More sophisticated and responsive page layouts with CSS3 for publication quality page layouts and responsive application UI (CSS3 grid, flexbox, multi-column, positioned floats, regions, and hyphenation), HTML5 Forms, input controls, and validation
  • Enhanced Web programming model for better offline applications through local storage with IndexedDB and the HTML5 Application Cache; Web Sockets, HTML5 History, Async scripts, HTML5 File APIs, HTML5 Drag-drop, HTML5 Sandboxing, Web workers, ES5 Strict mode support.
  • Beautiful and interactive Web applications with support for several new technologies like CSS3 Positioned Floats, HTML5 Drag-drop, File Reader API, Media Query Listeners, Pointer Events, and HTML5 Forms.
  • Improved Web application security with the same markup and support for HTML5 Sandbox for iframe isolation.

You can learn more about IE 10 and web standards from the IE Developer Center and the updated IE10 Guide for Developers.

IE 10 for Windows 7 is available now from these download links:

x86 – http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=36808
x64 – http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=36806

Posted February 26th, 2013 at 10:38 am
Category: News
Tags: IE10, Windows 7
  • http://www.techmansworld.com/ Michael Hazell

    Wait, so IE is just now getting CSS animations? Seems like it is far behind Chrome and Firefox, but nevertheless I’m glad to see the browser improving.

    • guest

      Dude, learn how to read.

      • http://www.techmansworld.com/ Michael Hazell

        I read the article before I made that comment. I see the bullet about the CSS3 additions, which got me surprised that it took them that long.

        Clearly you lack respect and are plentiful in rudeness.

  • http://www.techmansworld.com/ Michael Hazell

    Wait, so IE is just now getting CSS animations? Seems like it is far behind Chrome and Firefox, but nevertheless I’m glad to see the browser improving.

    • guest

      Dude, learn how to read.

      • http://www.techmansworld.com/ Michael Hazell

        I read the article before I made that comment. I see the bullet about the CSS3 additions, which got me surprised that it took them that long.

        Clearly you lack respect and are plentiful in rudeness.