Microsoft debuts IE10 Platform Preview, turns up pressure on Mozilla/Google

Summary:Just four short weeks following the release of IE9, Microsoft has debuted the IE10 Platform Preview at the MIX11 conference at Las Vagas earlier today.Yes, Microsoft is serious about turning up the pressure on Mozilla and Google.

Just four short weeks following the release of IE9, Microsoft has debuted the IE10 Platform Preview at the MIX11 conference at Las Vagas earlier today.

Yes, Microsoft is serious about turning up the pressure on Mozilla and Google.

This release features the following:

  • CSS3 Multi-column Layout
  • CSS3 Grid Layout
  • CSS3 Flexible Box Layout
  • CSS3 Gradients
  • ECMAScript5 Strict Mode

Microsoft is promising that a new Platform Preview release every 12 weeks.

If you're interested in what the IE10 Platform Preview has to offer, you can download the code from Microsoft.

Note: IE10 Platform Preview is only compatible with Windows 7 32-bit/64-bit.

Things are getting exciting ... it'll be interesting to see how much pressure Microsoft can put on Google and Mozilla with this aggressive update schedule. While there's nothing much of interest in this release unless you're a developer tinkering with HTML5, Microsoft is demonstrating to all that it isn't planning on standing still.

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Topics: Microsoft

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