Anyone who has faithfully kept up with Windows upgrades realizes that Windows 8 and its touch interface are the future of Microsoft. Along with Internet Explorer 9, it seems that anyone left with Windows 7 on older hardware have been left in the past.
Thankfully, on Tuesday February 26, 2013, Microsoft announced that Internet Explorer 10 (IE10) will now be available for Windows 7. They claim that this latest browser is 20% faster than the previous version and it also represents a 60% increase in supporting modern technological web standards.
This simply means that as web page technology advances, current browsers are not always equipped to handle the new standards. Upgrades are usually the answer and therefore Microsoft is doing just that.
Microsoft, who was once the clear leader in browsers, is now holding on to a 55% market share (according to Net Applications) and is followed by Mozilla's Firefox at just under 20%. Google's Chrome browser comes in third with 17.5% of the market.
IE10 will be available through an automatic update for those that allow them and will be available in 95 languages worldwide. Microsoft is also launching a new online campaign featuring singer/songwriter Blake Lewis to promote the browser.