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REVIEW: INTERNET EXPLORER 10

Internet Explorer 10

Want to learn some truth about Internet Explorer? Read these facts!

Internet Explorer (IE) is a Web browsing software manufactured by Microsoft Corp. and included on computers with their Windows operating system. This software allows users to view and navigate web pages on the Internet.

Internet Explorer made its debut in 1995 as Microsoft’s response to Netscape, one of the first graphical-based Web browsers and, at the time, the dominant browser in use with control of over 90 percent of the market.

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Internet Explorer has long held the title of most popular browser in use, despite strong competition from the browsers like: Mozilla Firefox, Opera, Google Chrome and Safari.

Internet Explorer is available in over 90 languages and is trying to reclaim its status as the top web browsing option for users. Over the years, Internet Explorer has slowly lost ground to competitors such as Chrome and Firefox. The most recent findings from Net Applications, suggest that Microsoft continues to be the leader in this field, with its various versions accounting for 55.14% of worldwide market share. The real reason for this is that Internet Explored is pre-loaded with all Windows and on most new computers.

This graphical web browser from Microsoft developed over 9 major software versions including: 1.0 in 1995, 2.0 in 1995, 3.0 in 1996, 4.0 in 1997, 5.0 in 1999, 6.0 in 2001, 7.0 in 2006, 8.0 in 2009, and 9.0 in 2011 and 10.0 planned for October 2012.

Besides all the negative critics and remarks about the speed, security, updates and so on, the latest official version of this browser has some positive sides too:

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1. It is fast: hardware-accelerated text, video and graphics speed up performance and make websites perform like programs that are installed on your computer.

2. Simplified design: gives you the basic controls you need and puts the focus on your websites.

3. Access to your favorite sites by only one click: with Pinned Sites (Websites that are pinned/linked to the task bar on the Windows desktop, which provides one-click access to the website) you can get to your favorite sites directly from the Windows task bar without having to open your browser first.

4. A combined search and Address bar: one place to either navigate to a website or start a search.

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5. Redesigned New Tab page: now you have quick access to the sites you visit most often and you can also reopen closed tabs or your last browsing session.

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6. Improved add-on management: Add-on Performance Advisor tells you if an add-on is slowing down your browser and allows you to disable or remove it thus helping you to ensure that your browser stays fast over time.

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7. Helps control your privacy: Tracking Protection enables you to limit the browser’s communication with certain websites to help keep your information private.

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8. Keeps your downloads in order: Download Manager keeps a running list of the files you download from the Internet, notifies you if a file could be malicious, and allows you to pause and restart a download.

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