Microsoft has released the Release Preview of Internet Explorer 11 for Windows 7. The final version of Internet Explorer 11 is expected by the end of the year.

Microsoft has announced the availability of Internet Explorer 11 Release Preview for Windows 7 today. The Developer Preview, released in late July, was aimed primarily at developers who wish to test their websites.

Instead, this release expands the number of users, as for all those who want to see for themselves the progress made by the Microsoft in the development of the next-gen Internet Explorer. The final version of IE11 is expected to be released later this year.

Microsoft has described the features of IE11 on Windows 7 on the official IE blog, at the launch of release for developers. The browser compatible with Windows 7 operating system offers superior performance (+30% in JavaScript) and less pages loading times than their competitors. The Redmond developers have aided support for modern web standards, including WebGL, and different technologies, such as pre-fetching and pre-rendering.

The web developers will find new tools to test web sites (F12) to inspect the code in real time and identify any problems. The site modern.ie will soon be updated with the inclusion of the new virtual images of IE11 Release Preview for Windows 7.

In addition to the features listed in late July, IE11 on Windows 7 doesn’t support syncing open tabs because Windows 7 doesn’t require the use of a Microsoft account like Windows 8.1. In the future, the feature could be added, but for now there is no plan for its introduction.

Internet Explorer 11 for Windows 7 would be of course a free upgrade. You can wait for the final release, or you can download and tryout now this pre-release version from the Internet Explorer website.

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