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Internet Explorer 10 for Windows 7 released – Download it now!

Microsoft has been working for a while getting ready Internet Explorer 10 for Windows 7, and for millions of users today the wait is over. IE10 for Windows 7 ditches the “Release Preview” label and becomes available for everyone to download in 95 languages, bringing better JavaScript performance and improved battery life on portable devices. And as the Windows 8/RT version, IE10 for Windows 7 is optimized for touch-enabled  displays.

Also Windows 7 users will get auto-correct and spell checking, Do Not Track (DNT) feature enabled by default to prevent advertisers from automatically tracking users’ online behaviors, a much improved support for CSS3, HTML5, Web Performance and an number of other web standards. The folks at Redmond also noted: “IE10 delivers a 20% increase in real-world site performance over IE9 making IE10 the fastest modern browser on the market according to third parties.”

The software giant will start pushing the auto upgrade to IE10 in a few weeks, users currently on IE10 Release Preview will be the first to receive the new bits. But, of course, if you don’t want to wait, you can download the latest version with the link below.

Lastly, even though, this version of IE has the same code base as the version of the browser in Windows 8 and Windows RT, Win 7 users will not get the chromeless modern version of the web software.

With the new release Microsoft also unveils its new video promoting the web browser, which highlights the touch support. Also the video suggest users to visit exploretouch.ie, which is a new Microsoft page to demo the touch capability on the browser (but of course it works with the mouse too).

System requirements

  • CPU: 1 GHz 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor

Operating system

  • Windows 7 32-bit or 64-bit with Service Pack 1 (SP1) or higher 
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 with Service Pack 1 64-bit

Memory

  • 512 MB or higher for all OSs supported

Hard drive space

  • Windows 7 32-bit 70 MB and 120 MB for the 64-bit version
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 64-bit—200 MB 

Display

  • 800 x 600 or higher screen resolution

More system requirements info here.

You can download the 32-bit or 64-bit of IE10 for Windows 7 from this Microsoft web page.

Source Exploring IE via The Verge

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