Internet Explorer 10 on Windows 7 is able to run modern Web apps, just like IE 10 on Windows 8.
Internet Explorer 10 debuted in Windows 8, and so far only available for people who bought in large redo Microsoft Windows. That changes today, as Redmond displays IE 10 for Windows 7 (download).
The update brings huge changes in the browser, and above all for the better. Internet Explorer 10 is not only faster and more stable than the current IE for Windows 7, version 9, is also much more standards compliant.
“Gone are the days when developers want to build for the lowest common denominator.’s How the Web becomes an application is when you take advantage of the latest hardware. We have left the era of trying to maximize added browser share “Ryan Gavin, general manager of Internet Explorer at Microsoft, said in a telephone interview with CNET last week.
Basically what Gavin is saying is that the hardware advances have made much of the modern Web possible, but also recognized the role of Web developers. “One of the things we hear from developers is that the depth and support through IE 10 means less time testing and more time in development,” he said.
The standards that IE 10 adheres to is not insignificant. Microsoft says its laboratories have found the new version of the browser 20 percent faster in Windows 7 to IE 9, and is compatible with a veritable alphabet soup of HTML5 and CSS3 improvements – 60 percent support standards IE 9, Microsoft says. These include CSS Text Shadow, CSS 3D Transforms, CSS3 transitions and animations, CSS3 Gradient, SVG Filter Effects, HTML5 Forms, input controls, validation, Web Sockets, HTML5 Sandboxing, Web Workers, HTML5 application cache, Reader API files, drag and drop HTML5, including back-end improvements.
In short, modern HTML5 sites that work seamlessly in IE 10 on Windows 8 or newer browsers Chrome and Firefox, now work correctly in Internet Explorer 10 in Windows 7.
IE 10 for Windows 7 also comes with support for pointer events, which may seem strange to some. Pointer events allow developers to write web sites and register Web page elements to respond to multiple simultaneous interactions – to respond to touch. Although there are very few Windows 7 computers that come with touch screens, Gavin said it was a major improvement to ship in the Windows 7 version of IE 10. “It’s more about getting the developer to not have to do anything special to support the mouse on Windows 7 devices,” he said.
Gavin and Rob Maurceri, manager of Internet Explorer program group also was on the phone, both agreed that the interaction could drive innovation touch browser for some time. “Four or five months ago, nobody talked about touching the net,” said Maurceri. “But now you have new devices like the Pixel where others are following our lead.”
Gavin was optimistic about the adoption of workplace 10 IE on Windows 7. “This is a very good point with the companies in which we have been able to offer the latest version of your browser in a relatively short period of time,” he said.
However, it is unlikely to be as cut and dry as Microsoft would like, even with Microsoft, the best-in-class enterprise management tools. Browser Impulse adoption indicates that companies continue to gravitate away from IE, IE from 10 is only available in Windows 7 and Windows 8. The latest version of Internet Explorer running on Windows Vista is IE 9, while Windows XP users can not last graduating IE 8.
One thing that companies do not have to worry about is whether Internet Explorer will take the six-week rapid release cycle for Chrome and Firefox. “We have put less emphasis on the release schedule and a greater emphasis on innovation. [Our] News times are a byproduct of when innovation is ready for release,” said Mauceri.
There is no doubt that Internet Explorer 10 is the first version of IE at some point in their delivery with good chances that compare favorably with its competitors. Being in Windows 7 is a huge blessing for IE 10, but his inability to function in older operating systems than its competitors can perform comfortably in hamstring until these systems have a much smaller market share.