Microsoft recently released Windows 8, and along with it they also released Internet Explorer 10 as part of the package.
The guys and gals in Redmond are boasting that IE 10 is 20% faster than IE 9, and several independent tests have confirmed that it is indeed speedier than its predecessor, although by how much varies considerably from test to test.
I haven’t performed any speed tests of my own, but after using IE 10 during my normal work day for a while I can say that it is noticeably faster. I still prefer using Google Chrome as my primary browser, but I find myself using IE 10 more than I ever used IE9.
Microsoft has now released IE 10 as a free download for users of Windows 7 (Windows XP and Vista users won’t be able to run it). If you’re running Windows 7 and prefer using Internet Explorer over Chrome or Firefox, you can download IE 10 from the Internet Explorer download page at Microsoft.com. I truly think you’ll be impressed.
Recommendation: Create a Restore Point before downloading and installing IE 10. This installation is equivalent to a operating system upgrade, and as such things sometimes can go wrong during the installation. Windows typically creates a Restore Point automatically before installing a major software package, but I have witnessed occasions when it does not. My motto: Better safe than sorry!