Yesterday Microsoft officially released the Release Preview of IE 10 for Windows 7
I think it's time to find out how IE 10 compares to the other major browsers. First of let me introduce the benchmarks real quick:
world examples and balance. This is the only benchmark IE 10 manages to beat all other browsers.
The HTML benchmark score is an indication of how well a browser supports HTML 5 features. The maximum score is 500 points, but no browser reaches this yet.
Again Chrome beats all other browsers on this test.
the lack of implemented HTML 5 features is disappointing.
It has taken Microsoft 19 months
to create the new Internet Explorer version. Unfortunately there are not that many improvements to show
for this huge amount of development time. Still comparing to IE 9 Microsoft was able to close the gap between IE and the other modern browsers. If Microsoft
can manage to switch to an rapid release cycle IE could get quite a good browser again.
Sadly all Windows XP and Vista users are out of luck, Microsoft will not
release the IE 10 for these not-quite-that-old operating systems. You are a XP or Vista user? Go get Chrome now :-)