According to Microsoft, the new browser supports the modern web standards to a greater extent as compared to Internet Explorer 9. Particularly, it supports various Cascaded Style Sheet 3 (CSS3) rules; HTML5 Application Cache; better support for web programming model for offline applications, etc.

One thing that would not go down well with many is the default ‘ON’ status of the Do Not Track (DNT) feature. This flag doesn’t necessarily mean that websites have to abide by the setting as it is entirely upto the website to honour the flag or no.

Rob Mauceri, Internet Explorer group Program Manager at Microsoft, noted that the new browser brings with it faster page loads, faster JavaScript performance, increased and faster interactivity and is great for battery life of mobile devices as it has a reduced CPU usage.

Available for manual download in 95 different languages and to be made available through Windows Update as well, users who are already having Internet Explorer 10 preview will receive the update immediately.

Released as a pre-RTW version on January 19, 2013 to a select few, the IE10 for Windows 7 has been in the making since a long time. Back in October 2012, Microsoft had announced that it was planning to release a preview version of IE 10 for Windows 7 sometime in 2013.