Internet Explorer 10 launches on October 26, 2012 along with Windows 8. The Google Apps team announced that it will no longer support Internet Explorer 8 (and lower) on November 15, 2012. After that date those using Internet Explorer 8 will see a message recommending that they upgrade their browser. — Supporting modern browsers: Internet Explorer 8 support discontinued
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Preview IE10 on Windows 7
The preview of IE10 on Windows 7 in mid-November was announced yesterday in the IE blog. It will only be a preview release, as Microsoft has yet to commit to any timeline for when a production-ready version availability. IE10 on Windows 7 has the same standards based platform for developers to target as IE10 on Windows 8. It’s an entirely new browser with Windows 8, with more performance and developer capabilities.
Internet Explorer 10 on Windows 8
Internet Explorer 10 on Windows 8 provides two browsing experiences: a new Internet Explorer optimized for Windows 8 touch devices and the familiar browsing experience of Internet Explorer for the desktop. It’s reputed to be super-fast quicker than Chrome.
Except for a built-in and touch-optimized Adobe Flash Player plug-in for both the touch and desktop and user interfaces of Windows 8, IE 10 will not allow plug-ins.
Privacy – Tracking protection is turned on by default for both Internet Explorer in the Windows UI and Internet Explorer for the desktop. InPrivate Browsing is also available in both browsing experiences.
Security – New Internet Explorer 10 security features such as Enhanced Protected Mode (EPM), HTML5 Sandbox, and enhanced memory protections are supported both in Internet Explorer in the Windows UI and Internet Explorer for the desktop. Security features introduced in Windows Internet Explorer 9 are also available for both browsing experiences, including SmartScreen filtering, Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) filter, and Domain highlighting.
- Getting websites ready for Internet Explorer 10 on Windows Phone 8 (blogs.windows.com)