Microsoft has launched the Windows 8.1 Preview today for those who are on Windows 8. On top of which, Microsoft has launched a new version of its Internet Explroer browser as part of the update to Windows 8. Users who install Windows 8.1 Preview will be treated to Internet Explorer 11 Preview.
So what’s new with Internet Explorer 11? Microsoft touts IE11 as the browser that offers better touch performance, faster page load times, continuous browsing experience across Windows devices, and a completely redesigned and reimagined F12 developer tools.
According to Microsoft, touch is the new fast. Internet Explorer 11 was built to be fast, responsive, and battery efficient when it comes to touch. “IE11 delivers a fast, fluid experience, using as many tabs as you want, and side-by-side browsing so you can use your favorite sites and Windows Store apps together. IE11 puts your sites first, delivering the best Web on Windows across the full range of Windows devices and screen sizes, that’s equally great for touch, mouse, and keyboard,” Microsoft stated in an official blog post.
IE11 now allows up to 100 tabs per window, with each tab being suspended when not in use to preserve resources and battery life. IE11 also has an option to always show the tabs and address bar for faster access. IE11’s touch optimized interface allows for better navigation, easier access to favorites, and the browser even supports the latest standards and frameworks actively used by Web developers.
Hit the source link to read more about IE11 or give it a whirl in the recently released Windows 8.1 Preview. No word on when Windows 8 or Windows 7 users will be able to snag IE11, but it only makes sense that we will see it on these two editions of Windows at some point.Further reading: Internet Explorer, Microsoft