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Internet Explorer 11 Release Preview For Win 7 Is Out, 30% Faster Than Others

Mihir Patkar 22-09-2013

After giving Bing a facelift Microsoft Claims "Bing Is Bigger Than You Think" It seems no one openly admits to using Bing. And yet, according to market share statistics released by Microsoft, it turns out that plenty of people actually do use Bing. And not ironically. Read More , Microsoft now wants to change how you get to Bing with the new Internet Explorer 11. The Release Preview of the browser — whose Developer Preview surprised us with how mature it has become 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 — is now available as a free download for Windows 7 users and it comes with a few cool features.


Apparently there have been quite a few changes under the hood because Microsoft is claiming some significant leadership over competitors. In an advert for the new browser, the company claims IE11 is six times faster than Google Chrome at rendering 3D animated graphics on the Web. This change is due to the browser incorporating WebGL, which lets it harness the computer’s GPU to render 2D and 3D graphics.

On the standard benchmark test used for comparing browsers — WebKit SunSpider — Internet Explorer 11 Release Preview still scored higher than all the others, displaying pages about 9% faster than IE10 and 30% faster than Firefox 23, Chrome 29 or Opera 16.


IE11 also incorporates Pointer Events, a new standard by Microsoft that will enable developers to build websites that work just as well with a mouse, keyboard, pen and touch. And there are a bunch of other improvements for devs too, which you can read at the full blog post.

The IE11 Release Preview for Windows 7 is a free download, but not yet available for Windows 8. Users on the new OS will have to wait for Windows 8.1 to release on October 18, which packages IE11 as a built-in tool. When you do get the browser, here are some great tips to get the most out of IE11 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 .


It’s the browser you love to hate, but the guys at Redmond sure hope this can turn things around. But do you? Will you switch from Chrome or Firefox to IE11?.

Source: Microsoft

Related topics: Internet Explorer, Microsoft Bing, Windows 7.

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  1. Trina
    November 17, 2013 at 10:41 am

    Most everyone I know who downloaded the "update" from Microsoft has rolled BACK to I E 10. This browser is typical of Microsoft's browser releases as I. E. 11 is full of BUGS that they want its users to report instead of having a finished product ready. I would wait at least 5 months to download this browser.. I'm NOT kidding as by then they should have all the holes and problems fixed., unless you like constant freezes, blank pages, script problems etc. etc..

  2. Malenky
    September 24, 2013 at 2:15 pm

    About every third or forth time I open the developer tools IE 11 locks up. They also got rid of the old document mode functionality for quickly testing on older versions of IE without virtual machines.

    I'm on IE 11 now and the menu at the top of this page is shifted down and to the left covering the content. How ironic that the site IE is advertising on doesn't work with their new product.

  3. Sheik
    September 24, 2013 at 9:36 am

    Good Interface also improved browsing speed.

  4. rhoconlinux
    September 23, 2013 at 2:28 pm

    come on... sometimes you do write serious stuff. This... just diserve a smiley "ja-ja" :)

    Running Firefox on Linux. Ciao. I have to fly away to another site. Safe surfing! ^_^

  5. Corey
    September 23, 2013 at 6:40 am

    great IE 11... faster speed, perfect graphic and interface which takes a little space I like it......

  6. kenny
    September 23, 2013 at 4:30 am

    Interface still sucks. No Ie for me

  7. Paul Carrillo
    September 22, 2013 at 8:49 pm

    It really is! Greatly improved! Best version of IE yet.