Developers get new IE10 for Windows 8 preview
More HTML5 features for future browser
Microsoft has released a new developer preview of the tenth version of Internet Explorer, which is designed to run on only on Windows 8.
“We continue to contribute to the test suites under development at the HTML5 standards bodies, submitting 118 new tests to them, to further the goal of interoperability and same markup,” blogged Rob Mauceri, group program manager for IE. “You can view them at the IE Test Center as well. We strongly encourage all developers to write for HTML5 standards first by always using the HTML5 doc type <!DOCTYPE html> in your pages.”
Other improvements include the addition of video text captioning, including time-code, placement, and captioning formats using HTML 5. Backward-compatibility issues should also be eased by an improved quirks mode that works better with other browsers.
The browser has the option of using the touch-focused Metro interface or the more traditional look and feel. No date has been given for the release of either the browser or the operating system designed to run it. ®
"Microsoft has released a new developer preview of the tenth version of Internet Explorer, which is designed to run on only on Windows 8"
This is a bit misleading, I read that to say that IE10 will only run on Windows 8 whereas it's actually just this preview version which is Win8 only. The final version of IE10 will run on Win 7 according to various sites on the web. You may wish to clarify before you get people being shouty.
I see I was too late. Nice one reg *sigh*. Direct from MS site:
"Internet Explorer 10 Platform Preview Build 4 is not available for Windows 7. The most recent release for Windows 7 was Internet Explorer 10 Platform Preview Build 2, on June 29, 2011. Therefore, you will notice that the newer features mentioned in this guide are not yet available in the most recent version of Internet Explorer 10 Platform Preview for Windows 7. For a list of changes from Internet Explorer Platform Preview Build 2, see Revision History.
When it's released, Internet Explorer 10 will be available for Windows 7, Windows Developer Preview, Windows Server 2008 R2, and Windows Server Developer Preview."
No one uses IE
Firefox/Chrome have the majority of market share.
A lot of companies have migrated away from welded in Windows platforms to open source solutions.
They can have IE version 1,000,000 it will still be NON-COMPLIANT and still require custom code to be created for it to display the majority of websites.
Another fact is, it is an open pathway for exploits, malware, spyware, trojans, viruses this is a GREAT feature set of Microsoft Windows.