Daniel Robinson, 08 Nov 2013, V3.co.uk
Microsoft has made Internet Explorer 11 (IE11) available for Windows 7, promising a 30 percent performance improvement across the board for users of what is currently the most widely deployed version of Windows.
The software giant announced on its IEBlog that IE11 is now available for users of Windows 7 to download.
It will also be pushed out to Windows 7 users via the Automatic Updates service over the coming weeks, starting with customers already running the Developer and Release Preview versions of the browser that were made available previously.
IE11 is the latest version of Microsoft's web browser, which was officially launched as part of the Windows 8.1 operating system update last month.
"With this final release, IE11 brings the same leading standards support – with improved performance, security, privacy and reliability, that consumers enjoy on Windows 8.1 – to Windows 7 customers," said Microsoft's Partner Group program manager Rob Mauceri and Sandeep Singhal, director of Windows Networking, writing on the IEBlog.
IE11 includes support for the emerging ECMAScript 6 standard, plus improvements to make common browsing activities faster. Updates in form editing controls to preserve formatting make copy and paste from Office and other apps faster and more accurate, the firm said.