Internet Explorer 10 Released

If the headline of this post didn’t interest you much then hats off to you – you’ve probably realized that Microsoft’s onslaught of advertisements, as impressive as they were, had little to no truth in them and the Internet Explorer (IE) is perhaps the worst internet browser on the market. Perhaps you don’t use IE for another purpose though… there’s probably a slew of reasons not to use it.

If you are a developer IE 10 does move in the right direction now finally supporting much needed CSS3 effects that pretty much every other browser already supports. On top of that you’ll still need to code accordion to IE 9 because IE doesn’t automatically upgrade its users (in any versions of the browser) and IE 10 requires Windows 7.

The browser does run a tested 20% faster, though if you are running Windows XP and upgrade to 7 to get IE 10 then your Windows software will now be running about 20% slower (or worse), which means your browser may not be running faster at all and now your whole computer runs slower.

If you are not a developer and you already have Windows 7 then the upgrade is a “no brainer” and you should definitely go download it. Though I’m guessing you will not notice too much change. Maybe it will launch a tiny bit quicker and you will now be able to see some of the cool CSS 3 effects such as gradients and transitions (subtle animation effects). However, you still will not have access to inspect code elements like you can in most other browsers now, which is a huge downside in my opinion.

My recommendation – if you haven’t already just forget IE all together and go get Google Chrome.

If you just can resist though, go ahead and upgrade to IE 10.

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