Almost four weeks have passed since the release of Internet Explorer 9 and Microsoft pushes out already, a preview build of Internet Explorer 10. Believe it or not but there is already a version which can be downloaded but it’s of course very much a preview release and is not recommended for anything except for the sake of testing.
According to Dean Hachamovitch – corporate vice president of Internet Explorer, Microsoft is only three weeks into Internet Explorer 10 development, but comfortable enough – they are showing off what they were building so far. Hachamovitch also said that Internet Explorer 10 will focus on HTML5 – the next-level programming language for the Internet browsing. On the IE Test Drive website, there is a demo showing the new features in action, highlighting 3D transforms, flexible layouts and gradients and quite a few more features. Hachamovitch also said that Internet Explorer 10 continues on IE 9 path, directly using what Windows provides and avoiding abstractions, layers and libraries that slow down your site and your experience.
We’re not sure how IE10 is going to be in the end but still, I believe that IE9 is a good start. On the other hand, Chrome 12 is already in beta phrase and Mozilla’s Firefox 5 have already been announced so the browser battle continues which is, of course, only in our benefits. If you’d like to try out this very early release of IE10, you can download a copy from IE Test Drive website.