Microsoft announced via the IEBlog Wednesday that a new preview of Internet Explorer will be available on Windows 7 in mid-November.
The final version of the new web browser will hit Windows 7 later, once Microsoft has collected feedback from developers and customers, the company's blog post revealed.
A long and lonesome road
Internet Explorer 10 has been a long time coming, and some eager users are apparently getting fed up with the wait.
Despite Wednesday's news that a new IE10 preview will arrive next month, several commenters expressed displeasure that the final version isn't arriving alongside Windows 8 in late October.
Comments like, "A preview, really? 100k people and you can't develop anything in time," and "Why preview? We want to develop optimized sites now! WTF," seemed to echo the general sentiment of those posting.
Nevertheless, some commenters simply thanked Microsoft for the update, while another, oddly, waxed nostalgic about Internet Explorer 6.
IE10 has what developers want
In the blog post announcing the latest IE10 preview build, Internet Explorer Group Program Manager Rob Mauceri wrote that the new browser will deliver what web developers want.
"IE10 on Windows 7 has the same standards based platform for developers to target as IE10 on Windows 8," he stated.
"We built an entirely new browser with Windows 8, with more performance and developer capabilities," Mauceri continued.
"IE10 brings improved real-world site performance and additional standards support to Windows 7 that Web developers have been asking for."
Of course, web devs themselves will be the judges of that when the new Internet Explorer 10 preview drops in November. Hopefully, the final browser will be worth the wait.
Via The Verge