Internet Explorer 10 Platform Preview 1 Available For Download!



Whoa! This sounds quite premature to announce but its true that an Internet Explorer 10 Platform Preview can now be downloaded and tested. The IE10 has been built on IE9 with support for a wider range of standards such as multiple-columns, grid layouts and some CSS3 gradients. If you’d like to download and “test drive’ the IE10 preview platform, head over to www.ietestdrive.com and “explore a more beautiful web”!

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Welcome to the Platform Preview

The Platform Preview is an early look at the Internet Explorer platform so some features are incomplete, some may change, and some may be added. To learn more about this preview of the Web Platform, please see the Internet Explorer 10 Developer Guide. These release notes list new features available in the latest Platform Preview and known issues with those features. To report issues, and provide feedback please click on Report Issue and click Send Feedback.


What’s New in Internet Explorer 10 Platform Preview 1

Internet Explorer 10 Platform Preview 1 is the first public preview of the IE10 web platform. In this release, we are showcasing support for CSS3 Flexbox, CSS3 Grid Alignment, CSS3 Multi-column, CSS3 Gradients on background-images and ECMAScript5 Strict Mode.

Check out following embedded video that shows some new features in IE10 including how flowing of content works in multi-column layouts.

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    IE 9 Technical Preview) First of all, this is not a fully functional browser, it is a technical preview as the description clearly states. It is designed for developers.

    If you’re wanting to see if the next version of Internet Explorer has what it takes to compete again, WAIT FOR THE BETA. This is absolutely positively not intended for use as a regular browser. Reviews that state how horrible this browser are just remind me of how many people don’t read the descriptions of products before they download them.

    …Anyway, I’m most impressed with the speed enhancements–this thing still bests the latest FireFox 4.0 Beta in the Sunspider tests. If only they’d release it sooner than 2011, Firefox might have some genuine competition from IE.

  • That’s good. Hope Internet Explorer 10 will be competitive with Mozilla Firefox 5 when it will be released sometime in future