One of the biggest things released alongside Windows 8 was the latest version of Microsoft’s web browser – Internet Explorer 10. According to Engadget, IE10 has made its way to Windows 7 in the form of a Release Preview.
The Windows 7 version of the web browser comes with all the features of the Windows 8 version, including fullscreen browsing, hardware acceleration, support for multitouch gestures, and predictive 'Flip ahead' feature that guesses what page you want to see next, for example, the next set of search results, or the next page of a story. The browser even shares the general look and feel of its Windows 8 counter-part.
IE10 makes its way to Windows 7
Back in October, the Xbox 360 got Internet Explorer as part of a major dashboard update. In the update, Microsoft had removed the Facebook and Twitter apps from the Xbox 360 dashboard, as the company wants users to use the browser to access these services. “We are retiring the Facebook and Twitter apps,” Microsoft confirmed in a statement. “Xbox Live subscribers will have the ability to access these sites through Internet Explorer on Xbox, available through the Web Hub located on the new dashboard.”
On the other side of the fence, it was revealed earlier this month that the latest version of Mozilla's Firefox will come with click-to-play enabled by default. This feature is meant to deal with vulnerable or outdated plugins, and plugins that are blocked with the click-to-play flag will not be loaded by default — you will have to click on the plugin to run it in your browser. The click-to-play plugins will accompany a blocklist, which is essentially a list of addons and plugins that are disabled to prevent users coming to harm. This includes vulnerable and outdated versions of popular plugins.
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