Internet Explorer 9 has been released for download to the public just a month ago. The IE team has now made available the First Platform Preview of Internet Explorer 10 (IE10) for download. It is the first step in delivering the next wave of progress in native HTML5 support.
Websites and HTML5 run best when they run natively, on a browser optimized for the operating system on your device. IE10 directly uses what Windows provides and avoiding abstractions, layers, and libraries that slow down your site and your experience. The best HTML5 enables sites to use the same markup – the same HTML, CSS, and script – across browsers. The only native experience of the Web and HTML5 today is on Windows 7 with IE9.
At the MIX conference, IE Team showed the new browsing engine along with several new browser test drives that anyone on the Web can try out. You can run these at www.ietestdrive.com to see emerging standards like CSS3 Multi-column Layout (link), CSS3 Grid Layout (link) and CSS3 Flexible Box Layout (link), CSS3 Gradients (link), and ES5 Strict Mode in action.