Under consideration how long Microsoft has needed to publish the Internet Explorer 10 for Windows 7, the release of the Internet Explorer 11 Preview for Windows 7, which is included already in the free Windows 8.1 Preview, was really fast this time. Thus, the free download of the Internet Explorer 11 Preview for Windows 7 is now available for all interested Windows 7-users.
While Microsoft will probably never introduce a six week update cycle like Mozilla or the kind of way the updates for the Chrome Browser are handled by Google, the known company has at least moved to a faster update cycle some time ago in order to publish the updates for the Internet Explorer more often than in the good old days.
The most interesting new feature of the Internet Explorer 11 Preview for Windows 7 is the integrated support for WebGL that is being used by a lot of applications on the Internet nowadays and the number of apps which use WebGL is increasing every day.
In addition, the Internet Explorer 11 Preview for Windows 7 uses the GPU hardware acceleration to deliver a good performance with WebGL on the system, while the browser meanwhile scans for unsafe WebGL contents in order to block them.
Further, the new Internet Explorer 11 Preview for Windows 7, which is available as a free download for Win7 users since today, supports several new HTML5 standards and technologies, including HTML Full Screen API, WebCrypto, and closed captioning. Other features are only available if one is using the new IE11 on a Windows 8.1 system.
Internet Explorer 11 Preview for Windows 7 is a bit faster than Internet Explorer 10 on Windows 7 systems and compared to Internet Explorer 9, it is a new world and really a lot faster as the IE9. Compared to Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox, the new Internet Explorer 11 Preview for Windows 7 is not as fast as the competitors, but this version is still a preview, so..
The installation of the new Internet Explorer 11 Preview under Windows 7 systems will replace the current installed version of the Internet Explorer as it is considered as an update of the Internet Explorer.
Thus, if you just want to give the new Internet Explorer 11 Preview for Win7 a try, you are warned – the installation replaces your installed Internet Explorer version under Windows 7. For the installation of the new released IE11 Preview for Windows 7 some additional packages could be needed, such as the Microsoft Windows English Hyphenation Package.
The free download of Internet Explorer 11 Preview for Microsoft Windows 7 is available here – in many languages: