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Microsoft today made Internet Explorer available to Windows 7 users, which means Microsoft’s 2nd newest operating system now has browser parity with the newest, Windows 8.

Internet Explorer 10 was already available for download if you happened to be up for using the developer preview release. All Windows 7 users will have the update pushed to their machines over the coming weeks, putting everyone on an even keel as time progresses.

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Apart from once again returning Internet Explorer to an even release version number, IE10 features supposedly improved JavaScript performance as well as better battery performance for those using mobile machines – something that’s always welcomed by road warriors who live in their browser when out and about.

Windows 7 users who upgrade to Internet Explorer 10 will now be able to take advantage of built-in spell checking and autocorrection as well as improved support for all the latest web standards. This will hopefully stop Internet Explorer from grinding to a halt on certain web pages that rely heavily on some of the new whizz-bang web.

Unfortunately, users of IE10 on Windows 7 will not receive the same full screen view as their Windows 8 toting counterparts, with this version of Microsoft’s web browser looking rather like the previous version from the outside.

Internet Explorer was once the browser of choice for Windows users, but with the likes of Firefox and more recently, Google’s Chrome on the scene, IE has found itself at the bottom of jokes rather than the icon  given pride of place on the Windows desktop. Poor releases, speed and security were the reasons for that change initially, but improved releases of late have seen the once proud browser return to favor for many. It’s certainly not bad to use at all, but we’re still big fans of Google Chrome here at Redmond Pie. We know you all are, too.

Internet Explorer 10 is now available to download for Windows 7, with 95 languages to choose from. You can download it from here.

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