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Internet Explorer 11 was just launched with Windows 8.1. It has been available as a Release Preview on Windows 7 Internet Explorer 11 Release Preview For Win 7 Is Out, 30% Faster Than Others Internet Explorer 11 Release Preview For Win 7 Is Out, 30% Faster Than Others The Release Preview of Internet Explorer, whose Developer Preview surprised us with how mature it has become, is now available as a free download for Windows 7 users and it comes with a few cool... Read More for a while, but now Microsoft is ready to roll out the final version to all users globally.

We often harp on about Chrome and Firefox, but you may be surprised to know that IE11 is a mature, modern web browser Surprise: Internet Explorer 11 Has Matured Into A Modern Browser Surprise: Internet Explorer 11 Has Matured Into A Modern Browser Remember Internet Explorer 6? Well, Internet Explorer isn't horrible anymore. Whether you like IE or not, you can't deny that it has improved dramatically and is now worthy of taking its place alongside other modern... Read More . Microsoft has made some radical changes under the hood, with the end result being that IE11 is 30% faster than other browsers out there.

“IE11 on Windows 7 improves performance across the board with faster page loading, faster interactivity, and faster JavaScript performance, while reducing CPU usage and improving battery life on mobile PCs,” Microsoft said in a blog post.

Javascript performance has also got a boost. On Windows 7, Microsoft claims IE11 is 9% faster than IE10.

Microsoft has also released three demo tools—EtchMark, Popcorn test drive and World Data—to let users check out the improvements in HTML5, Javascript and how developers can use the new APIs, respectively. You can find all these and many more demos on the IE Test Drive site.

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IE11 for Windows 7 is available for free download worldwide in 95 languages. It will automatically be updated for Windows 7 users in the coming weeks. Once you get it, make IE11 work for you with these great tips Make Internet Explorer 11 Work for You With These Tips Make Internet Explorer 11 Work for You With These Tips Internet Explorer 11 isn't terrible! In fact, if you've got a Windows tablet and have bought into the whole Metro -- sorry, "Modern" -- interface, it's probably the best touch-based browser out there. Read More .

Source: IEBlog

  1. ReadandShare
    November 12, 2013 at 9:17 pm

    I am sure IE 11 is a modern browser and all that... but I just can't forget the fact that MS played dirty to destroy Netscape -- then sat on its ass for years, bringing forth no further improvements -- until Firefox and then Google Chrome came upon the scene! And now, MS wants us to believe it is our friend again? I don't think so. I was a long-time IE user, then switched to Firefox before finally settling on Chrome. Truthfully, I don't feel terribly anxious about checking out the new IE.

    • DG
      October 3, 2016 at 7:09 pm

      Could not agree more! Why would anyone want to use IE???

  2. marek
    November 10, 2013 at 7:20 pm

    When you right-click the address bar, is there a "Paste and Go" command? Or have MS devs not figured out yet that when you paste a URL, you probably want to navigate to it too?

    It's a small thing, but a huge time- and click-saver. Especially since the once large "Go" button has become a tiny little gray arrow. And up until v10 IE did not have "Paste and Go". I refuse to use a browser whose developers cannot be bothered to make the browser friendly like that.

  3. Gde S
    November 10, 2013 at 8:45 am

    It sounds like MS has figured out that a new version of IE is not a compelling reason to move to Windows 8 and that ignoring Windows 7 users is to their own detriment. Although based on their track record lately, its probably just a fluke.

  4. gym boutso
    November 10, 2013 at 3:43 am

    I like IE but to many bugs still, chrome is by far the best but for listening to radio streaming and that IE is good for me, lately been using IE and it does the job but still Chrome wins hands down still with user popularity

  5. Justin F.
    November 9, 2013 at 9:03 pm

    Chrome is better.

    • BRUMICON
      November 11, 2013 at 5:24 am

      Trash talking IE is easy. I have been doing it since IE 6. But, IE 11 is faster, more stable, and more secure than both Chrome and FF. I don't know exactly how you define 'better', but these are pretty important to me in a browser. Don't get me wrong, I am a Chrome fan all the way. But I think Crome and FF need to start looking at who and what they are loosing to.

  6. Maarten D
    November 9, 2013 at 8:17 pm

    Who uses IE anyway?! :p

    • BRUMICON
      November 11, 2013 at 5:34 am

      A majority of the Internet uses IE, especially in most larger enterprise environments. Your local banks probably use it as well as your local utility companies. Also, some countries (not U.S.) use it almost exclusively.

    • BRUMICON
      November 11, 2013 at 8:31 am

      According to Net Applications, IE is the most commonly used browser in the world, but this is somewhat debated. Most will agree though, that it is at least the 2nd most used in the world. Many of your larger enterprise environments use it. Your local bank and utility company probably uses it. Some countries (not U.S.) even use it almost exclusively. But my guess is that what you meant to ask was "Who 'that matters' uses IE anyway?" :P

  7. Nicole
    November 9, 2013 at 1:52 pm

    I have Window 7 64 bits and I was never able to install IE 10, every time I tried the installation through Windows update it failed and I also tried to download it myself and run the installation but that also failed and I have tried all the hints and tips I found on the internet to try to install it but to no avail. I always get "an error occurred during the installation and it was canceled " I wonder if I will have the same trouble with IE 11

    • Alex Jones
      November 10, 2013 at 3:12 pm

      I'm glad you did not managed to install it, and also I hope your installation of IE 11 will fails, too. Cause they are worthless. :-)

    • User1
      November 16, 2013 at 5:55 pm

      When you install IE 10, make sure you download the setup for IE10 x64 for SP1 otherwise you will get an error every time.

      http://filehippo.com/download_internet_explorer_windows_7_64/14435/

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