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Microsoft has shoved in a new build of IE10 with the Windows 8 Consumer Preview

The Windows 8 Consumer Preview isn't the only new software release coming from Microsoft today. The company also announced the availability of Internet Explorer 10 Platform Preview 5 (say that five times fast).
Like Windows 8, Internet Explorer 10 is optimized for touch and fully supports HTML5. Internet Explorer 10 also adopts the Metro interface that is used in both Windows 8 and Windows Phone to provide a rich, fluid full screen experience for users.

Microsoft is also quick to point out that the Metro version of Internet Explorer 10 will be plug-in free, so you won't have to worry about installing Adobe Flash or any other plugins to view web contact.
"To deliver the richest experience, and one experience that scales across different devices, we continue to recommend that developers detect when plug-ins are not available and rely on native browser patterns," said Dean Hachamovitch, Corporate Vice President for Internet Explorer.
You can try out Internet Explorer 10 Platform Preview 5 in the Windows 8 Customer Preview. Or if you'd just like to catch a quick glimpse of what's new, you can watch this video clip.

Source: IE Blog

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no plug-ins
By KOOLTIME on 2/29/2012 12:41:32 PM , Rating: 2
Just curious as to how long the no plug ins rule will work, new tech out-dates the browser. Sure it may be fine for couple years or whatever, but as software changes, this will seem to break over time possibly. No alternatives to even using better 3rd party options if they deny those also.

RE: no plug-ins
By Flunk on 2/29/2012 1:22:43 PM , Rating: 3
As software changes, they will update the browser.

But yes, this totally locks out 3rd parties. But if you want plugins you can always install a different browser.

RE: no plug-ins
By OnyxNite on 2/29/2012 1:44:50 PM , Rating: 4
There are both "Metro" and traditional "Desktop" UIs for IE10. The no plug-in rule applies only to the "Metro" UI. The "Desktop" UI still supports plug-ins as with previous versions of the browser.

RE: no plug-ins
By B3an on 2/29/2012 9:39:14 PM , Rating: 1
And on top of this, if a site uses a plugin, then Metro IE10 will display a message asking if you'd like to switch to the desktop IE10 in order to view the page correctly. You can disable this message too so it wont constantly appear every time a page uses a plugin.

BTW, i've been using IE10 on the Win 8 Consumer Preview and it is FAST! Not tried benchmarks yet but i mean how it actually is in real world usage. And extremely smooth as well, the GPU acceleration is unrivalled by any browser. Infact if it had better/more add-ons then i'd instantly switch to it as my main browser.

RE: no plug-ins
By lucyfek on 2/29/2012 10:22:20 PM , Rating: 2
and I found it more buggy than fast - even nightly release of ff was perfectly stable for sites that ie (desktop version) would fail to render. once again ie proved to be good enough to download better browser.

By sprockkets on 2/29/2012 2:52:51 PM , Rating: 2
That bitch belongs to Mozilla!

RE: Hey!
By Motoman on 2/29/2012 2:54:59 PM , Rating: 2
All your bitches are belong to us now.

Mr. TypoFixit strikes!
By ie5x on 3/1/2012 2:07:38 AM , Rating: 2
...any other plugins to view web content

Fixed it for ya.

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