The giant of software has already unveiled the first Internet Explorer 10 Platform Preview — which is now available for download — at the Mix11 developer conference in Las Vegas just weeks after the release of IE9, and it seems that IE10 is not going to be a Web browser built from the ground up, but instead, it is going to be an incremental work, focus in a continues to progress on delivering native support for HTML5, CSS3 and hardware acceleration.
The IE10 team is about three weeks into the project, and they are really optimistic about what has been accomplished so far. At the Mix11 conference, they also demo the new browsing engine against the Google Chrome Web browser using some of the new IE test drive demos while also reveling additional support for CSS3, such us CSS3 Gradients, Grid, Multi-column, and Flexible Box Layouts. You can try any of these demos and many more by visiting this page http://ie.microsoft.com/testdrive. More Internet Explorer 10 previews are coming around every 8 to 12 weeks.
Get a sneak pick of the IE10 Platform Preview!
“IE9 delivers native support for HTML5 on Windows. Now, your sites can deliver significantly better experiences in IE9 on Windows today.
IE10 continues several patterns from IE9. In addition to the Platform Preview available for developers to download at www.ietestdrive.com, we have posted new test drives and over 500 new tests we’ve submitted to the standards bodies. IE’s approach to emerging standards results in less churn and more progress for developers. IE10 builds on full hardware acceleration and continues our focus on site-ready Web-standards. This combination enables developers to deliver the best performance for their customers on Windows while using the same, Web-standard markup across browsers.
We look forward to continuing to engage the community and hearing your feedback.
—Dean Hachamovitch, Corporate Vice President, Internet Explorer”