Just about two months after it announced the developer preview of Internet Explorer 11 for Windows 7, Microsoft today launched an updated beta version of its browser. The so-called “release preview” will likely be the last beta version of IE11 for Windows 7 before the full release later this fall. In total, the company hopes, the launch will bring IE11 to “more than 50% of desktops worldwide.”
Microsoft won’t say when exactly it plans to release the Windows 7 version of IE11, but with the Windows 8.1 release on October 18, chances are IE11 for Windows 7 won’t launch too long after that.
Windows 8 users, the company reiterated in a blog post today, will have to wait for the free 8.1 update to upgrade. Microsoft won’t release a version of IE11 for those who plan to stay on Windows 8.
Today’s release is essentially just a polished version…
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