Internet Explorer 10 has just recently been released for Windows 7. Even if you prefer another browser like Firefox or Google Chrome you might want to know what have changes in the new version of Internet Explorer 10. In my opinion Microsoft has been falling a lot behind in the browser war. One of the reasons is that there is years between the browser upgrades from Microsoft. That been said Microsoft Internet Explorer is still the most used browser worldwide and that is why you should not ignore this new version even that you don’t want to use it yourself. If you have your own blog or website you need to make sure that your site is looking good in IE10. If you don’t want to upgrade your own IE yet you can test your blog or website using this free browser tester.
New Features in Internet Explorer 10
At first sight Internet Explorer 10 looks a lot like Internet Explorer 9. No doubt that must of the changes is under the hood, but as you start using it you will find some nice improvements. Some of those are:
- Spelling correction
- Automatic updates
- Improved tab management
- Touch support
The new User Agent of Internet Explore
If it is relevant for you the new User Agent string of IE 10 is:
Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; MSIE 10.0; Windows NT 6.1; Trident/6.0)
Requirements of Internet Explorer 10
As you properly know, IE10 is built into Windows 8, but it has also been released for Windows 7 recently. Users of Windows Vista will still be limited to IE9 and users of Windows XP will be limited to IE8. If you want to test the improved performance of IE10, Microsoft has their own Test Drive site with a lot of fun browser tests.
What do you think about Internet Explorer?
Now it is your turn. What do you think about IE10? Do you think it has a change to take up the fight with browsers like Google Chrome and Firefox or has Microsoft already lost the browser war? Please drop me a comment below and please tell me what browser is your favorite browser.