After Microsoft released Internet Explorer 9 and found it well accepted among Windows users, the software giant has released the platform preview of the next version. Undoubtedly, Microsoft on 12th April, 2011 has released Internet Explorer 10 Platform Preview 1 available for download.
Internet Explorer 10 PP1 is an early look at IE web browser where you can test out some of the new features that are being developed for Microsoft though as the company admits, some features aren’t quite ready yet. You can view the release notes here.
Welcome to the Platform Preview
The Platform Preview is an early look at the Internet Explorer platform so some features are incomplete, some may change, and some may be added. To learn more about this preview of the Web Platform, please see the Internet Explorer 10 Developer Guide. These release notes list new features available in the latest Platform Preview and known issues with those features. To report issues, and provide feedback please click on Report Issue and click Send Feedback.
What’s New in Internet Explorer 10 Platform Preview 1
Internet Explorer 10 Platform Preview 1 is the first public preview of the IE10 web platform. In this release, we are showcasing support for CSS3 Flexbox, CSS3 Grid Alignment, CSS3 Multi-column, CSS3 Gradients on background-images and ECMAScript5 Strict Mode.
The Internet Explorer PP requires Windows 7 (x86 or x64) Operating System. Later version of IE 10, that is Platform Preview 4 and later require updates to be installed on Windows 7 systems, after which your computer will require a restart. The updates support graphics, media, and printing functionality. It is designed to install these prerequisites automatically. However, if this version of IE encounters an error while installing the prerequisites, you can install them manually prior to installing the Platform Preview. You can view the complete installation guide at this instruction page.
If you’re excited about Internet Explorer 10 and is going to give it a try, please do report any bugs you come across. This way, you will help Microsoft build the perfect Internet Explorer.
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