posted by Thom Holwerda on Tue 12th Apr 2011 18:33 UTC
IconSo, have you installed Internet Explorer 9 yet on your Windows machine? No? Well, feel assured in the knowledge that at MIX11 today, Microsoft announced Internet Explorer 10, while also pushing out the very first preview release. Also, IE10 (can I call it IEX? Can I? Can I?) was demonstrated running on Windows for ARM.

Dean Hachamovitch, corporate vice president of Internet Explorer, held his keynote speech today at MIX11, and in it, he unveiled the next version of Microsoft's Internet Explorer web browser, only four weeks after the release of the previous version. It took them six million trillion yonks to release IE7, but we already have a preview build of IE10 four weeks after IE9 went final.

So, what's new in IE10? Well, further improved standards support, obviously, such as CSS3 Gradients on background images and CSS3 Flexible Box Layout. "The only native experience of HTML5 on the Web today is on Windows 7 with Internet Explorer 9," Hachamovitch said, "With Internet Explorer 9, websites can take advantage of the power of modern hardware and a modern operating system and deliver experiences that were not possible a year ago. Internet Explorer 10 will push the boundaries of what developers can do on the Web even further."

You can download the preview build from Internet Explorer Test Drive.

Interestingly enough, Internet Explorer 10 was running on the ARM version of Windows. That never gets old. Windows on ARM. Tight IE release schedule. Linux the most popular mobile operating system. Apple entirely mainstream and boring and hated for it. We're living in frickin' wonderland!

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